It’s so easy to over do it this time of year. The days are long with refreshing mornings and cool evenings. The Tour is on 24-7: TV, web, social… it’s everywhere and we are all geeked up. Group rides are full, fast and fun. I just want to ride, ride, ride… like a true cycling fool.
Don’t do it. At least don’t do it if you have a big event at the end of the summer, like I do.
You still need recover days/weeks.
Today, I rolled out with my friends and just hung on for the first hour. That was too much, so I rode solo for another 2 hours. It’s a curious thing the way the body responds to the mind. With resting on order, it was easy to go slow because I felt slow. Weird.
50 miles. 16.5 mph. 123 HR.
Quite a difference from the 100+ miles at 20 mph a few weeks ago.
Next will be intense on Tuesday and Thursday with a long day of climbing on Palomar Saturday. Join me, if you’re around.
Notes: The Figgy Pops seem like a good source of calories, filling and satisfying and go down easy. I still need to figure out a good way to transport them, 4 in a small bag was a bit much… I’ll try 2 per bag next week.
(Justin must be shocked that I’m still hanging on… Ville is turning left to meet the LPB crew)