Saturday was an interesting day. I started off my day with a strong tail wind heading out west towards the ocean. It was a gorgeous day. No need for sleeves or any cold weather gear (not that I have any). I slathered on a nice coat of sunblock and headed out the door at 10 A.M. to find a sunny cloudless sky. Can a cyclist ask for anything more?
There were a lot of other cycling peeps out with the same idea as me. I saw the Cyclo-Vets and the SDBC group out on the road. They are local cycling clubs here in SD. I miss riding with the SDBC group. I miss being able to draft off someone else’s wheel. As I kept moving on I got to the day’s turnaround point. I was feeling pretty good at this point sitting at mile 34 with a couple snacks in my belly.
For some reason the return trip was bad for me. I felt sluggish and weak and couldn’t quite figure out why. I ate very well during the week and even got in a couple of after work rides. On this day though, I seriously hit the wall and was in pain almost all the way back home. I find it odd that on one day I can feel strong and have no issues, and on another hit a wall of serious “hurt” and feel like I want to die. I’m hoping that as I ride more often I’ll be able to understand more about what’s going on with my body and why I react differently on a given ride. All in all a great weekend came and went and I’m looking forward to the next.
65 mile loop from Santee to Del mar (DONE)
27 mile loop from Work to Soledad (DONE)
16 Mile loop from Work through Mission Valley (DONE)
Total miles for last week 108