Tuesday, October 7, 2008

8 Hour Enduro...eat some dust

What a totally awesome day. It was a warm day, with the potential to be a lot hotter. Low to mid 30's I think. There was a lot of dust. The course was fast.

Our little campsite was in the perfect position for quick, easy pit stops. The campsite was made up of a handful of other great people that love their bike riding. Some of them have even turned into 'racers'
I started at the front of the race but was happy to let the speedy team riders take it out & I wasn't interested in anyones elses pace other than my own.

Big Mistake: The course was so fast I was back in under 30mins for the first 4 or 5 laps. I finished 600mls of fluid (240 calories) & a GU gel (100 calories) 340 calories in 1/2 an hour, 1360 calories in 2 hours. That is 2 times my maximum intake. No wonder I said to my pit crew "there is something wrong"

So for the next 1 1/2 hours I downed just water with the occasional swig of electrolyte. Everything started to feel a lot more comfortable.

I took my two sons out to the event. They did the kiddies race & soaked up the race atmosphere. Both of them love riding their bikes.


Russell Worthington said...

Great ride Matt. You can't have been riding hard enough though coz you were smiling too much:P Enjoy the croc dude - go hard!!! Russ.

Craig Storey said...

Ya looked good all day Matt, well done!

MattDogTraining said...

Hey Russ: Thanks for the support dude. You know the the best thing to do when in the locker is to smile ;o)

Hey Craig: Cheers dude. I am looking forward to getting my butt kick by you when you have your new machine.

p.s. There are no useable calories in dust :o(

Ky said...

You really were an inspiration for the day mate. Reading your blog and profile, we have similar motivations - heres hoping I reach the same level one day soon.

MattDogTraining said...

Hey Ky, simply keep riding your bike.

Ky said...

Its simply all I do :)

Freedom 60km marathon next weekend, 4hr then 6hr.. cant wait.