I headed out at 6:15AM for a ride this morning. I was pretty excited and pumped up for it, so my enthusiasm was there. Today taught me that sometimes it’s just not enthusiasm that gets you through.
I didn’t eat well yesterday. I didn’t really have a dinner to speak of, but I did have a choco-nut smoothie (greek yogurt, chocolate whey protein powder, milled flax seed, banana, almond butter). I did enjoy a couple of Michelob Ultras last evening, but I was otherwise well-hydrated.
I jumped on the bike and began an easy warmup spin. My legs immediately felt very heavy. My RPE was not at all showing in my speed – effort was not equating to speed or power at all (although I do not have a power meter yet, I can tell it wasn’t there).
I cut it off at 24 minutes. I also felt a knot behind my right knee, and this worried me a bit. Yesterday’s run was a sprint interval run, so maybe I need to be mindful about what I schedule after those tough runs.