I’m in New England it was very wet heavy snow so I’m sure it tired my legs out. I shoveled about 10 am, ate at 11, and started the ride at 2. The workout was Palasade in SSB2. I knew things were off when the first interval hurt. I made it almost halfway and my legs simply weren’t there.
My question is: Should I have known this was going to happen and chosen a shorter workout? Maybe rescheduled? I thought about riding first and then shoveling.
I’d say that you could have known and just planned something else, but I would have likely done the same. Though if I start and know I don’t have it - I try and make a decision right in that moment to just decide that what I did that day was already enough, or if I should maybe do a ride at lower intensity.
The snow was heavy today… call it good and don’t worry about it.
If riding first was an option, that’s personally what I would have done and do often. Shoveling would have taken a little longer though lol.
I had the same thing last week where I had to dial down and then bail on Geiger +2 after an hour the day after digging a trench for four hours (and Kaweah). I’d been working hard in the yard all week and it caught up with me finally. No shame in it. I anticipate it better now… lesson learned.