Cycling and renal failure

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Re: Cycling and renal failure

Postby R30 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:57 am

[quote="Chris Wright"][quote="R30"]
I've already experienced the dreaded 'bonk' recently for the first time and am very keen to avoid it again. It was interesting to see you said that I should stop every hour, that may be where I'm going wrong. I'm used to putting in 3hrs without stopping, but recently this has become far more difficult, hence me looking at my nutritional needs too. It's a good suggestion and one that I will start using on my next training ride.
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Ruth,

I've been riding post TX since 1989, and Club riding since about 2004. Trust me i've seen this a lot!

When newbies come to our Club, i always say to them, eat or take something in after 1 hour, then every 30 mins thereafter. When i take newbie rides, i always take spare gels/flapjacks etc etc because someone will always bonk.

You don't need to stop as such, just take on some kind of energy. The worst at this are rowers who take up cycling. They are used to 20 mins, at most, flat out. For the first hour they are brilliant, then as sure as eggs is eggs, it all goes horribly wrong.

You really should NOT be doing 3 hours with out some form of food. I won't beat about the bush, that is crazy, and if you ride with others, or in a group a bit irresponsible. They will either have to provide nutrition or ride you back, which spoils there day.

I'm only laying down the law, 'cos i've seen it so much.

Eat, drink, stay safe and enjoy your riding. :D

Chris[/quote]

Hi Chris,

All advice appreciated!

I may not have articulated myself correctly here. While I am used to riding three hours at a time, I do take on some nutrition and don't tend to do this fasted; however, up to this point I had used gels but they are now having an adverse affect on me. As mentioned, my consultant has also put paid to me using them as she believes it'll push my potassium too high. If it's any consolation I tend to ride on my own but always have some nutrition with me at all times. I have done a couple of fifty mile rides fasted, but in the dim and distant past.

I've got a number of training rides planned over the Christmas period so will be experimenting with some lower potassium nutrition on those. Looking forward to getting out and about post-snow since I had to spend four days off the bike and was climbing the walls.

Have a great Christmas all and enjoy whatever you do/wherever you ride.
Ruth
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Re: Cycling and renal failure

Postby Chris Wright » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:14 pm

R30 wrote: Looking forward to getting out and about post-snow since I had to spend four days off the bike and was climbing the walls.
Ruth


Enjoy your riding.

I had the worst accident i've ever had back in early Sept, won't be on an outside bike until early Feb. The longest i've been off a bike for about 30 years!!! God i'm getting fat :(

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Re: Cycling and renal failure

Postby R30 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:40 pm

Woah, sorry to hear that you are recovering from an accident Chris, that's grim. I can fully appreciate how frustrating this will be for you, although it sounds as though you need to rest your body for a bit to recover fully. Accidents on the bike can be truly awful so you have my sympathy. My longest was six months after snapping my ACL while walking a friend's dog (a hilariously ungainly hop over a fence to retrieve a dog toy); took another six months to build my fitness back up to pre-accident levels.

Here's to getting back on the bike at the beginning of spring and riding while the trees blossom. :D
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Re: Cycling and renal failure

Postby Chris Wright » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:24 pm

Ruth,

I managed to get out on the bike 3 times last week (we were in Majorca), first time since the crash.

I felt quite good, well, fat and unfit, but the first time, was nearly crying with joy.

Weather too cold for me now, but roll on the spring!

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