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Friday, May 07, 2004

I feel good when I ride.....

.....I feel good after I ride.....but the rest of the time I've been feeling like crap. Very tired and emotionally down and stuffy (like my head is in a fishbowl). Leslie thinks I've got allergies. He says that the adreneline from exercise can make it feel better temporarily (maybe I should just train 24/7).

Anyways, I woke sleepy again this morning. I don't usually set my alarm (I just wake up), but I've been setting my alarm, waking up tired (even after 8+ hours sleep) and going back to sleep. This was the third day in a row I wasn't feeling so hot. Morning HR is still super-low as is my resting HR. Moving slowly all day.

Decided I would just do an hour to see how I felt. Felt good. Climbed a bit and took it easy in general, including a little bit of tooling around (Crystal Springs, Skyline, Trousdale, California).

Wondering if my bike fit is off (or maybe it's my body). I feel like I'm really using my quads a lot and not able to leverage my glutes and hamstrings as much. Going to take some time in the morning and work on this to make sure I'm in a good place.

So, in general, I'm feeling faster and stronger. However, I don't feel like I'm progressing much on my hills. Patience, I know.

I'm actually looking forward to my high-volume week next week. I've planned out my schedule so I can work all my training in without conflicts (or excuses). Hopefully the extra time on the bike will help me kick out of this.

Ride Stats -- 1:23:21 -- 17.8 miles -- 12.9mph avg -- 32.6mph max


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