It felt a bit peculiar riding for a second time in less than twenty-four hours, not really providing any convincing amount of recovery time for my body, but the weather was too comfortable to pass up. After awaking at 4:15am, for a split second I considered heading back in bed and using the recovery time as an excuse for not heading out. But I quickly brushed that nonsense aside and commenced my pre-ride ritual.
The morning air today was hella more comfortable than riding yesterday. The temperature was considerably cooler, the air felt less heavy thanks to minimal humidity, and overall the morning air just feels far fresher and has much higher quality oxygen than later in the day, especially around noon. I am glad I got out for a ride because it was extremely invigorating.
My legs were noticeably weaker on the upstream leg this morning, but felt mostly fine on the return trip, often clocking 34k for longer distances of up to 3-4k straight. Thankfully the mornings are less crowded, facilitating lengthier legs without the need for all the stop-and-go nonsense I experienced yesterday.
Today I was primarily interested in just enjoying the ride rather than pushing myself to hit PR’s or ride hella fast. I really was looking for some fun and relaxation, stopping to take a few pictures at non-standard spots, and consuming some intoxicating morning air prior to commencing the busy week ahead. All in all I believe it worked out well, and I do not feel drained. Consider this a win for the beginning of the week!
Have an awesome week and keep spinning!