Damn nutrition!!! (he shakes his fist in the air)

Today I had a bike assessment. My eagerly anticipated progress check.

The quick result… I bumbled and ran out of energy halfway through the assessment. I was totally embarrassed and frustrated. 

I’ve still not gotten serious enough about focusing on consuming adequate fuel, so my glycogen reserves remain depleted. When my big muscles, like my quadriceps, need fuel and start calling for carbs because I’m pushing hard, I don’t have anything to give. He had to stop the test very early.

The session was a pretty colossal waste of time from that perspective. But, it was a reality check that I’m glad occurred in the testing lab and not in a race.

I will compete in my first Olympic distance triathlon this weekend, I’m focusing on fueling up so I can go the distance without running out of energy.