Due to my car being off the road, I am forced to ride the 23 miles to and from work. 120 TSS each way. It is a fairly flat route with some climbs, but you have to pedal the whole time, if you know what I mean. Not too much traffic as they are rural roads in a farming county of England. No recovery descents though! Last year when I was fresh, it’d take just over an hour each way for context. I used to treat it as an ITT! Work can either be all day at a desk, or 14k steps around the factory.
This is my 4th week of doing it, and I am exhausted. I have coffee and some crumpets before I set off, bagels with chocolate spread and peanut butter, then a flapjack when I get in at 0730. Then at 1000, another bagel as I am hangry by that point! Peanut butter and jam sandwiches at 1230, then a coffee and a flapjack just before I set off home at 1600. Big evening meal as soon as I get home, loaded with veg and carbs. Bed at 10 for 7 hrs.
I have started with protein shakes before bed and when I get into work to aid recovery as my legs are shot. I usually take 1h20 to get into work now, trying to keep it steady.
I am hating riding outside at the moment, and I relish the time when I can get back on the turbo and have Chad shout at me!
Any tips on recovering better, eating better? Supplements? I usually ride long distance events, but this is unrelenting and wearing me out
Thanks for reading!