On Thursday, I left the house with the same mindset as the last two days. Ride easy, test the waters, and see if my body is recovered from whatever flu-like germ beast was leeching onto me. I was feeling fatigued sitting at work, so I expected to see the same thing – low heart rate, high effort, and fast loading of lactic acid with any type of effort. Much to my surprise and delight, my HR was happily ticking in zone 2 with little effort. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Finally… after 6 days of basically putting a hold on training, I was able to go again.
It might have been smart to ride easy for one more day to be safe, but it was 65F outside and I HAD to go ride up a canyon. I chose 4 mile Canyon because it’s pretty mellow and generally, pretty warm. My body was begging me to push a little bit, so I did some low zone 4 efforts.
Chasing fellow New Mexican, Adam Hoppe Sloth Sloppe up 4 Mile Canyon
I rode to the pavement change and resisted all urges to ride to Gold Hill, flipped it, and headed downhill. Then I saw Poorman Rd, and I love adding Poorman to the end of a ride and pinning it. It’s not long, perhaps 1 to 1.5 miles of climbing. PIN IT YOU MUPPET!
I could not resist… I found this in a box in my room. TP for my bunghole, and it has hearts on it. Perfect for this time of year, although I am not a big celebrater of V-day. I figure some TP is acceptable. 🙂
I hope that today when I go out to ride, my body is still feeling good and has not relapsed back to its previous sluggish state. I am feeling positive!!!