Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Saddle Sore

Finally got back on the bike yesterday. I haven't been on since last Friday. Needless to hurt. Went on a 20 mile road ride with very little climbing. One of the few things keeping me off the bike this week has been that daybreak is not until almost 7AM. With as unusually cold as it has been, it's hard to get out into the freezing darkness! Afternoon rides have been shot as well since I have been putting in 12 hour days since last week. I have also been experiencing migraines for the lst couple of weeks and this week they have been really bad. Not sure what is causing them? I started on some new vitamins a few weeks ago and of course that is about when the headaches started. Went back to my old vitamins today to see if it makes a difference. My prescription medicine is not even taking these things away! Enough complaining for now...sorry.
Legs were not very cooperative on ride yesterday. Still feels like I have no juice in them. Not sure what the cause of this is's been this way since the cold/flu a couple weeks ago? Maybe the round of antibiotics I was on? Hope to put in some heavy time on the bike this weekend. We will see.

1 comment:

Brendan said...

I'm starting to believe there's a lot of good to be had from "time off" even if it's just not riding as much, relaxing more, expecting less.. Kinda goes with the rhythms of nature.

When we lived in Illinois it was forced on us, with the snow, cold, and shorter days. Here we don't seem to have that as much & it's tempting to keep cranking hard even when your body's telling you to slow it down.

I'm certainly no expert on this stuff, and sound a little ironic considering my plans to race the 12 hour in a couple weeks. But that's more about cruising for me than about "racing" anyhow.

Bottom line- spring will be here before we know it & we'll all be cranking!