(This is a weekly blogging series, started before I did my first weeklong bicycle tour around the little belt on the Danish Baltic Sea Bicycle Route. Now I want to do the whole Bicycle Route next year, and for that, I do some shorter tours to stay in training, study Danish, do other sports, sew some things, plan, map, buy, and worry. And blog about that every Sunday… it is an adventure already.)
This week I want to talk a little about my planned food for the tour and what I want to do differently than on my last tour.
Last time I had the food for the whole tour packed. This was mostly because I did not know how many supermarkets would be on my way, and if I could get glutenfree food in them. By now, I know that I can reach probably more than 1 supermarket each day without adding too many km. I also know that glutenfree probably would not be a problem. So I plan to pack about 3 days of food and maybe some additional snacks, just in case.
The other thing I had to think about is the amount of food I should be eating. The last 2 days of my previous tour, I was feeling weak and dizzy. That is why I plan to do “light days” every sixth or seventh day. I also think that my weakness and dizziness was probably based on not eating enough. I was eating my usual kcal, but I should have eaten at least 1000 kcal more. So that will be my challenge: to eat a lot more next time.
I studied about 1.5 hours of Danish this week, went to swim-training (45 minutes), did 6 days with 2 yoga-flows and one day only with the morning yoga, 6 nights training feet, 1 strength workout (the second got cancelled due to my fall) and cycled 34.16km in 2:20:05h.
keep exploring and smiling