Saw on Facebook that one of our very active members hasn't ridden since last Friday, what with the heat and everything it's possibly something many of us can sympathise with.
I did ride on Sunday, 70km home to Port/Glenelg/City/home. A later than normal start so the heat was taking it's toll from the city onward. Haven't ridden the last three days but intend getting a very early start on Friday for a 160km ride to Murray Bridge via Mt Pleasent, down Sedan Hill and so on. So I put it out here as i think it might add to my resolve as dawn breaks to actually do it.
Has everybody laid off a bit this week and whats the plan to get back into it.
Still riding to work but having a rattle in my wheel fixed on the roadie, so next week I'll get out.
Suprisingly I felt great on the Saturday, dunno if I would have wanted to ride but pulled up mcuh better than I thought....obviously didn't push hard enough.
I only rode to work today. I did get on the trainer on Tuesday. I've felt heavy legged all week - probably should have ridden the next day somewhere I guess. I'll see how I go tomorrow morning.
I only rode the basic 139 km on Friday, but backed it up with a further 80 km on Saturday with Gawler Wheelers, and another 60 km last night with SOBR. Backed up with my Daily commute to work, I would have to say that I have not exactly taken it easy this week...
No lay off, I want to make the most of this great weather! Though I am looking forward to a rest day tomorrow...
I've put approx 850km on the new bike since I picked her up on Jan6. I did 200km on Friday, rested Saturday, 65km including Norton Summit on Sunday, a flat 12/12km work commute on Monday, 18/12km on Tuesday, and 12/12km today. I have Friday off and contemplating a leisurely 40km Glenelg-OH loop, and (family pass permitting) the GW ride on Saturday before the work commute starts all over again in earnest.
I took a few days off to rest up, but jumped on the bike this morning at pro-oçlock to avoid the heat and boy I feel great now! Nothing like an summer early morning ride to get the blood pumping. What a perfect start to Oz Day.
I haven't gotten on my bike since. Unfortunately, while I didn't end up getting the gastro that my family had, my immune system was struggling a bit and the cold that I had just managed to shake off came back to revisit me. I do triathlons so while I have been able to get a swim in since BUPA, the run and the ride have just been too much. I was supposed to do a tri this morning but despite having everything packed and ready to go last night, I just couldn't face doing it.
I'm a bit disappointed that I haven't been on the bike. I live at the bottom of a daunting hill (1.5km long with a 6.5 degree incline) and after Menglers I couldn't wait to shoot up my local hill. Now that it's been more than a week, suddenly my local hill looks daunting again!
I always take it easy the week after e chalenge.I have done a few short rides and have still been riding to work.I will start the bigger rides saturday or sunday.
I went for a ride this morning. The headwind up and around Norton Summit early was brutal and I just had no energy and my legs were really tired. I think I need to work more on the post 100km ride treatments of light easy rides and more balanced protein.