These legs. They’ve felt dead and horrible the last week and a half, actually my everything has been feeling dead. I was worried I was over training, motivation was so low. I had actually thought about quitting bikes all together. Today I woke up and even though it was 4 degrees out I was motivated, I wanted to ride again. Out on the bike my legs felt great! My heart rate didn’t struggle to rise and I was able to push the watts my coach had set for me. Words really can’t describe how happy I am right now. Glad that over training scare has passed, I figure a week of really bad sleep will make you feel like that. A good reminder that rest/sleep/recovery is every bit as important as training.
Brunswick cycling club road champs.
Disappointing day really, woke up feeling tired and sick, legs felt pretty dead also.
Attacked on the first lap hoping someone might come across, that didn’t work out. On the second lap I got a puncture and that was race over.
It was an amazing out and back course with beautiful views and the only photo I ended up taking all day was of my legs riding home.
Ever been stranded without any spare tubes? I got 3 punctures yesterday and contemplated riding the rim 60km home. I then thought of this, it actually worked quite well and held pressure until I got around to changing the tube this morning. I think I’ll call this the poor mans patch kit.
Bailed on a recovery ride to cruise about on my skateboard instead.
Used a bunch of parts I had to set up a new cruiser for supermarket trips!
Keeping zone one rides interesting. Did about 65km of this today before rolling down to Williamstown.
Explored some new roads while out training, lots of dirt and some really steep little hills. Pretty sure my Garmin read 27% at one point.
Saturday: Short E1 ride with lots of dirt roads and around 20-30km on a rear flat.
Sunday: Around 120km E2B/E3/E4 lots of efforts and attacks in some very brutal head/crosswinds. Power meter data says 20,000kj workload, that’s a big day!
Monday: Bendigo to Melbourne, 170km E1 constant headwind that never went away. More flat tyres and ran out of tubes leaving me with a 35km ride home on a dead flat rear. Only the that kept me going/distracted was the amazing views of the country side. I sense more weekends away in the future.
I think this might be one of my favourite streets in Melbourne.