Friday, August 29, 2008

Going for a little ride(literally)




24 Hours of Seven Oaks Recap: Ben Shockey and I raced for heat stroke, he won.
I played with some sort of respiratory/sinus thing that caused me to have to stop and sit down to catch my breath everytime I tried to push a decent pace. Also made the sinus cavities to my ears plug to the point of messing with my balance. Cold sweats on lap two, hand and hamstring cramping started on lap three, walking every hill by lap four, getting sick to the stomach and a little dizzy on lap five, and that was about enough for me.

Spent the rest of the event cheering on, feeding, and equiping others in their pursuit for pain. Andrew Carney, Jesse Bergmann, and Matt Gersib earned the top spots for solo 24. Robin Williams beat down Kyle Williams in solo 24. The Rasmussen's team once again demoralised everyone by letting Andy ride without a cape.

Good times.

DG

5 comments:

Squirrel said...

I was wondering what happened:) You should have just stuck too the plan....Gnome Fest ehy?? We have room for one more:)

Peace

Andy said...

My cape that's what I forgot, now where did I put it...

shockstar said...

thanks for checking in and hanging out dennis...i'm guessing you were a lap or two away from joining me.

deb said...

sweet counter of calories! what's in the pitcher? black tea? the ziplocks? i'm still trying to figure out my "safe foods" for long treks!

Neve_r_est said...

Yep. I operate on sweet tea, chocolate milk, Heed or Nuun, gummy bears, grapes, ClifShot Bloks, Snickers Charged, and baked goods. Everything is prepackaged in the ziplocks for super quick pit stops.

Most of this stuff is an effort to keep me awake. Constant grazing is key, if you're eating you can't be sleeping. But if you eat too much at once you will be sleeping. Caffiene can be an advantage if used carefully, and electrolytes are critical, as I keep relearning.

I finally had my shit together setup/preparation wise, and then my body fails me...

DG