Yesterday it was cold and windy after work. It had been raining during the day but stopped by the time I headed out for a bike/run workout. After getting pushed around on my bike by the wind and then sleeted on for a few minutes, I decided to cut the bike portion of my workout short. The sun peaked out a bit during my run, but nonetheless my heart wasn't really in it. My effort level seemed normal, but I just didn't feel like I had the energy I normally do. I've felt kind of like that for the last week or so.
I don't know if it's the weather, if I'm just tired, or if I'm overtrained from suddenly working out 5-6 days a week. I just feel a little run down, and in my hypochondriacal paranoia I worry that I'll somehow sabotage my training by doing too much. Reasonably, I don't think I'm anywhere near that point. But the worst always crosses your mind, right?
At the same time, I'm enjoying my workouts, and I look forward to doing them during the day. So I suppose that's a sign that all is not so bad. Maybe I just need to sleep in ridiculously late this weekend to recharge. That's the ticket!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Bike 65 minutes (14.5 miles), Run 20.5 minutes (approx. 2.5 miles)
I took my lack of motivation to really push hard on my bike ride to explore some new trails in the area. I rode through Paris Park at 60th and Hanna Lake Ave and then down 60th to a some paths around a little lake at the corner of Patterson. Paris Park offered an adorabe, meandering path through the woods but not much distance. I was very happy, however, to discover the bike path along 60th; it will provide a safe route to get to Patterson for some longer rides this summer.