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The State of Things

In my latest blog for velonews, I wrote a bit about how tired I was after getting back from my crazy block of racing. Even now that I’ve bounced back, I can’t believe the extent of my fatigue. I had just returned from a 7-week stint of races averaging over 4000kJ per day in 35 race days. In the first week of my break, I only had enough energy to eat and sleep. I wasn’t racing anymore, but my appetite was still aching for 5000 calories per day. I would awaken from a solid 9 hours of sleep, have a huge breakfast, and then have a late morning nap that lasted 3 hours. I was sure that I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep again at night, but for 5 days I managed to keep this routine up before I started to feel