Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Some New Stuff

A mix of curiosity and excitement surrounds today's ride. After a century ride, and a rest day, how would my legs respond? At the start my legs feel dead. Not unexpected. I find that after any hard bout, it takes a while for the legs to come around and warm up. Today's no different. I'm regretting not doing a short recovery level ride yesterday. But after a set of VO2 intervals the legs feel grrreeaat! After the long day in the saddle an hour-and-a-half of intervals doesn't feel very tough!

I ate something new on this ride.

Homemade energy bars. The recipie can be found [HERE]. I intended to use these on the KFC ride. But the "don't mess around with new stuff on important rides" rule applied. These are good. Easy to make. The best thing about making your own is the ability to fine-tune them to your liking.

I tolerated them well. I feared I wouldn't. Beware they pack a wallop. Like 200 kCal for even a small piece.