So I’ve only been in CT for a short while and my legs are already killing me. I swear that I rode up three hills today for every one that I came down. The difference between these hills and the ones in MA and NH is that their much more rolling, which means their incredibly long and grow steeper with each stoke of the pedal. My calves feel great, I bet I could easily do 100 miles of flat terrain, like on the Cape, but my calves are screaming at me. I’m trying not to sound like I’m complaining, but I realize I really am. I’m going to blame that on waking up early and the lousy weather we had this morning (although its really beautiful out now).
Now I’m just munching on some trail mix on the side of a grassy hill outside of Union’s Town Hall waiting for my friend Paige to come pick me up. I think I’m going to make a few more posts and then either read or nap till she gets here.
It’s Gary Martins, I just wanted to let you know if you already didn’t know…you should be eating lots of protein along with your carbs for this trip, it will really help your muscles recover and grow stonger. You can just scarf down some of those bars at CVS/Brooks/Walgreens/7-11 etc.
Annnd that’s my nutrition tip for the day :)
Oh yeah! Amd take a multivitamin and at least 1g of vitamin C a day, it too will help you recover and feel stronger and prevent sickness. When you exercise to exhaustion like you are doing everday it stresses your immune system and leaves you more susceptible to sickness, so that’s my reasoning for the C, and the multi just because it’s hard to get everything everyday. OK. Done preaching! Good luck and be safe and I’m Uber jealous! :)
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