I would love to be writing a blog post at 2:26 AM about how incredible a drunken night with my friends was. Unfortunately, that's not the case of this post - it's 2:26 AM, I've been trying to fall asleep for about 2 hours, and every 20 minutes or so I wake up shaking and confused. Since 9pm tonight, my blood sugar has struggled to get above 70 and for most of the night it has been in the 50s.
Sunday had me complete my 40 mile ride mostly in zone 3, in 2 hours and 3 minutes; then it was out for a nice hour long zone 2 transition run, about 6 miles. For the 3 hours of exercise I need 460 to 480 grams of carbohydrates. During the bike I took in about 120 grams of carbs, then took in 80 more grams of carbs before my run. Post run I had Endurox for 50 grams of carbs, and ate an entire flat bread pizza for another 135 grams. After that I added a Whole Foods "super foods" salad, and had a fruit smoothie - about 80 grams. I should have taken in enough carbohydrates to avoid a huge deficit (unless this is cumulative from during the week).
After the salad and smoothie when I noticed the lows I've added 2 glasses of orange juice, a 1/4 clif bar and now a clif nectar bar. Hopefully the clif nectar bar at 2:20 AM does the trick. I feel my mind and body slowing down as I write this so I can only hope that means my blood sugars are bouncing back up. I had hoped that avoiding late nights out with my friends this weekend and only having a couple social beers at our Darden Trivia event on Friday and tailgate on Saturday would help me avoid this. My recovery week isn't off to the start I had hoped it would be!