I’ve just reached the end of SSB LV1 and am in my deload week. Tuesday I rode the trainer but, given that today’s workout called for an easier ride with little structure I thought I’d enjoy going for an outdoor ride and just cruising.
I train in the morning. I get up at 4.30am or so and am on the bike by 4.45am or 5. I don’t love getting up early and it sucks every morning I have to do it. However, I usually stuggle out of bed, pour myself some coffee and then suit up and get to work. This morning I was moving like molasses and even coffee and the promise of an actual bike ride failed to get my body moving. I struggled through an hour ride that was supposed to be about 140-160 watts and 44 tss. The numbers after the ride showed my tss was 29. I just didn’t have it to even go easy.
Sometimes I wonder why, at 49 (almost 50!) I continue to do this. LOL! But, then I’ll have a really good workout where I’m really satisfied after, or be at a local criterium and turn in a performance I’m proud of and I remember why I do all this solitary, very early morning work.