Maybe this is a stupid question but it hit me on my ride today. We’re all using TR to get faster, and it works great for that, but sometimes I get stuck thinking I had a bad ride if I didn’t do more mileage or squeeze out a few more watts than last time.
Here in New England, it’s sunny, 80F and there’s a breeze. I’m in my kit, on a carbon bike with 50mm wheels, and 15 miles into a planned 40 mile ride somehow just don’t have the gas today to get over 15 mph. I don’t feel fatigued or anything.
Instead of beating myself up, I’m trying to convince myself that it’s ok just to ride and enjoy the sights and sounds. Am I nuts?