Bonking

No, perverts, not THAT kind of bonking... I'm talking about hitting the wall... cement legs. Whatever you call it, it sucks.



"Bonking… (verb, “I’m bonking” ) a feeling, during a race, that you suddenly don’t have any energy left. It usually hits marathoners around 20 miles, or over 2 hours of continuous activity, which is said to be the point at which the body has used up it’s store of glycogen, and needs to rely on fat which is less ‘efficient’ in generating energyBonking… (verb, “I’m bonking” ) a feeling, during a race, that you suddenly don’t have any energy left. It usually hits marathoners around 20 miles, or over 2 hours of continuous activity, which is said to be the point at which the body has used up it’s store of glycogen, and needs to rely on fat which is less ‘efficient’ in generating energy"



Now, let's be clear. I bonk a lot. I bonk when I run. I bonk when I ride. Part of being a fat athlete? I don't know, but I know how frustrating it is.



Why talk about bonking today? Well, I bonked hard in spinning class this morning. 45 minutes into a usual 2 hour class, I felt the all too familiar feeling of lead legs. No, no, no, no- the mantra going through my head. Push on, just push on.



No such luck. My body was fighting me tooth and nail against the workout. Needless to say, it was wretched.



Onward, I guess... but bonking. Oy.



(tomorrow's workout: http://www.manitouincline.net/main.htm)
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