Yesterday was a great day!
Partly cloudy, mild, and breezy from the west. I wish I had my camera with me. The sky was beautiful. The day had that feel and look of that first cool front after a long, hot summer.
And I found my legs again. I could have pushed harder, but I wanted to enjoy the day more than push it. I can do that anytime.
Today is Friday. I shed the pager. Sounds like a beautiful weekend!
It should have been a great day. Morning clouds gave way to sunny skies, mild temps (comparatively speaking, only in the low 80’s), low humidity, although windy from the north. With the lower temps and the north wind, it actually felt fall like!
I just couldn’t get into the ride. Legs felt sluggish, despite the easy and short ride the day before. I was feeling really tired. I started out feeling good, but the headwind going out sapped me, and was never really able to use the tailwind to my advantage.
Overtraining? I really don’t think so, but then, I have to remember I’m older.
I know part of the problem. I’ve been on call since last Friday, and regardless of the week I’m having, I seem to have a problems sleeping during my on call weeks. Chances of the Blackberry going off during the evening are very remote, but for me there is the feeling that if it were to go off at midnight, I would never go back to sleep. Back in the days when those midnight pagers were not uncommon, that would happen.
We did get to bed before 9PM last night. I actually got almost 8 hours of sleep, which is unheard of even during a normal week. I’m feeling much more rested this morning.
I also need to get on a better diet. I tend to eat better in the morning, then have a very light lunch.
It’s going to be a beautiful day. I certainly feel more motivated this morning.
In fact, it’s going to be a beautiful weekend, with the forecast of 90s returning next week. I’m still not going to rule out racing on Sunday
Springfield, Vt was chosen to host the premiere of the Simpsons Movie.
The decisons makes should have made a visit to Springfield, Oh. The only the missing is the Isotops. Somehow, I figure they have a Kent Brockman. He may be doing radio, or TV in nearby Dayton.
but I guess I can’t complain too much. Other folks have it worse. Definitely reminds me of South Texas and the reasons I left there to begin with. It does sound like we are going to have a beautiful weekend.
My legs have been feeling a little tired the past few day. But it seems that once I get a few minutes into the ride, I feel fine. I have actually been able to get in some productive miles the past few days.
I am going to go for my first race this weekend, Team Dayton Renaissance Crit, in Waynesville. I’m going to race with the Masters 45+. Should be a good start for me. It should be easier than Masters 35+ (which seems to be common for Masters in this area) or the 3/4 or 4/5. I think I should do fairly well, though I know I’m not going to set the course of fire. I just want to get a race under my legs!
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I’ve trained really well this week, and I’m down to 175!
We had friends over for lunch and the DooDah parade. We grilled out, had a great time. And we got some much needed rain late this afternoon
New bike, I wanted to get some miles in. And I really had doubts about my ability to last more than a few laps. So I passed on the race, but it was with some regrets.
I was talking with a teammate, and it sound like I may have made the right decision. Over half the field did not finish.
So I have to look at the race calender and see what I can make. There is a race in Troy on the 21st that I can make.
Once thing that has been missing from my training is the lack of hills (good enough of a reason to pass on Sunday’s race!). I have got to find hills, despite the fact that is seems like I have always persistent headwind in this wide open farmland around New Albany.
I decided to ride closer to Hoover Dam yesterday, and found them! I went to mapmyride.com and was able to map some rides with some decent climbs. Surprisingly, I felt I handled the hills better than I expected. I have to get used to descents again. The new bike feels a little squirelly.
I went out for a easy 30 minute ride with David last night, and we I got back, I felt I needed to get my HR up. So I did a sprint up 3rd Ave to Grandview Heights. I need to do that every night.
My legs are tired, but what a feeling! I haven’t felt this in years!