Posted by : Konstantine Saturday, May 23, 2009
I will officially be on the road starting at 9:00am!
I have loaded up on carbs in the form of Vietnamese egg noodles and fruits last night. More food will be offered throughout the event, in energy bar form. Judging from my training, my main limiting reagent will be energy; I have no difficulty with breathing or becoming tired, but I can physically feel the carbohydrates drain from my body as the heavy biking progresses. There is eventually a switch to using protein as energy, at which point I notice my breath begin to smell of ammonia, a byproduct of protein catabolism.
With an average speed of approximately 25 km/h, I hope to finish the first half of the event, 100km, in approximately 4-5 hours.
Wish me luck. I hope to update for tomorrow, but it may happen sometime later in the afternoon.