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    I was outside most of the day yesterday. You know how hot it was.
    I walked around a little bit, rode my bike a little bit, generally took it easy and drank LOTS.
    I had one water bottle and a camelback bladder with Nunn tablets added. I drained that and still my toes and feet started cramping.

    To make a long story even longer, I wanted to do a semi-long towpath ride this week but now I don't know. I guess I'll just have to take a short one.

    There is no real point to this, just whining.
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    You ain't kidding. This was my thermostat at 4:20 this afternoon. And now I have to walk to they gym...I hope their A/C is blasting.
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    I rode to the gym, taught aerobics, rode back - ~30 miles RT.

    On the way back, I got onto the highway for the last mile, because I just couldn't face that second-to-last hill (plus it saved about a mile and a half off the route).

    Other than that, it was fine. Ice and Nuun in my Camelbak, and plenty of time to take it easy.

    I guess I'm more or less acclimated to the heat for cycling now - in spite of last week's highs in the low 70's - but still doubt if I am for running. On the bike, we generate our own wind...
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    My problem is a condition that makes me, for lack of a better term, electrolyte compromised. I have to be very careful.
    My toes sometimes start to cramp when I'm kayaking
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    After riding in this heat at bike va,I refuse to ride in it anymore. I spent the day in my kayak - met someone at 6:30 am at Columbia island to do a 4 hour "fast" paddle up the Potomac to little falls, back down to Haines point.

    Got lunch with another friend afterwards and headed out on the triadelphia reservoir to float around and get myself in the water as much as possible so as to not be so hot - practiced rolls.

    zen - wiggle your toes or change your foot position.

    I just use shot blocks for electrolytes.
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    None of the calorie-replacement stuff I've tried has near enough magnesium or calcium to keep me from cramping when I'm sweating heavily (which is most of the time ). That's how they get you. I bring Endurolytes on a long ride or run, in addition to whatever sports drink or gels (or solid food on a ride). Plus I'll take additional calcium/magnesium morning and evening - double or triple my maintenance dose of 333 mg each per day.

    I'm pretty close to gauging how much I'm sweating and having my dosages figured out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    None of the calorie-replacement stuff I've tried has near enough magnesium or calcium to keep me from cramping when I'm sweating heavily (which is most of the time ). That's how they get you. I bring Endurolytes on a long ride or run, in addition to whatever sports drink or gels (or solid food on a ride). Plus I'll take additional calcium/magnesium morning and evening - double or triple my maintenance dose of 333 mg each per day.

    I'm pretty close to gauging how much I'm sweating and having my dosages figured out.
    Interesting. I brought along some Hammer electrolytes on a recent, very hot, June century ride. As per usual, I started cramping badly at mile 80ish. And I had been extra diligent (so I thought) about taking electrolytes. So much for those. DH keeps Ca and Mg on hand for hot summer post-ride dosing. Perhaps I should hit those up, too (in addition to my multi-supplement).

    And a friend wants me to do a 200 mile ride (322 km) ride next Saturday! Yikes.
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    7 -- I think it's "only" going to be in the low 90s on Saturday, so it won't be that bad! Just kidding. Are you going to do the ride? Where is it?

    It's officially too hot to wear bib shorts. I've had to break out my Terry Bellas, which I usually only wear when riding on the trainer. Anticipating continued hot weather, I broke down and ordered another pair of non-bibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selkie View Post
    7 -- I think it's "only" going to be in the low 90s on Saturday, so it won't be that bad! Just kidding. Are you going to do the ride? Where is it?
    The ride is the Total 200 to support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. I had never heard of it before. It goes from Capital Hill to Point Lookout SP and back. Sounds brutal.
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    I'm in Europe stalking the Tour - and the news in Brussels today had Washington DC listed as a high of 41, which converts to 105.8. I thought, well that doesn't look good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7rider View Post
    The ride is the Total 200 to support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. I had never heard of it before. It goes from Capital Hill to Point Lookout SP and back. Sounds brutal.
    Too bad they aren't doing this ride in the early spring or late September when the weather would be more humane. Looks like it would be a good ride, well supported, excellent scenery, good cause, etc. (even doing it one way would be great).

    "Special Needs Bags," indeed! In this weather, one would be advised to pack an IV and a DNR order!!

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    Oh by the way, if your car is parked outside in the sun for several hours, and it's 100 degrees outside, and you have some purell in the glove compartment, don't use it to clean your hands. Trust me.

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    104F in Richmond right now. Keep drinking water.

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    I just made a smoothie & am hanging out in the basement with a fan instead of putting the AC on.

    I turned it on this weekend for the first time in 3 years, 'cause I had guests staying with me.

    I just went out in the sunroom - I had the windows closed 'cause I was gone all day. One thermometer read 119.7, the other 121.3. Temp on the attached deck, 103.
    Last edited by Cataboo; 07-06-2010 at 02:06 PM.

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    Basement--good idea! Maybe tomorrow I'll just work in the basement and save on cooling costs. But then it'll be 100F in my house, right? And I can't sleep in the basement because there are creepy-crawlies down there. I suppose I can keep my AC at 80 and work in the basement. Then I can cool the house off after work.

    Thanks for the suggestion, Catriona. I might just try it.

 

 

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