April 23, 2005
The big ride - So little time.
Well, this is definately not a good way to prepare for a 60 mile training ride! Staying up until midnight, getting up early and then riding 60 miles can't be healthy for the body. But I worked today, ran some errands, cleaned and re-lubed my bike because it was in bad shape, fixed my speedometer and came online. Where did my time go? haha.
I would have prepared last night, but I was at the art-crawl until 10pm. I would have prepared Thursday night but I was out riding. This is a lesson I've been learning over and over. I recognize that now. Real athletes, and non-athletes all need a proper balance of physical exertion and rest. So when I don't get enough rest, my body doesn't function as well. I have been doing better about getting to bed sooner overall, but still have a long ways to go for proper training.
Tomorrow afternoon I'll let you all know how it felt. A lesson will be reinforced. ;-)
Posted by carl1236 at April 23, 2005 11:58 PM | Cycle Racing