Morning Meditative Ride

Today was a quick ride on a beautiful yet slightly humid Thursday morning. I basically had utter shit for sleep due to late night meeting with Europe followed by a very early morning Asia-Pacific meeting. Despite the lack of rest, my legs somehow felt fine.

Looks like rain all day tomorrow so will potentially hit the bike shop in the afternoon to switch out a few things, notably the Turbo Cotton 26c’s for Conti GP 5000 32c’s. Since I hit some gravel spots on the ride I prefer the “stability” the wider tires offer.

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Back in the saddle on Tuesday after taking a recovery day on Monday. Despite having a good nights sleep, even according to my Oura sleep tracker, I unfortunately felt sluggish during the first half of the ride but much better on the return. I still cannot put a finger on a specific reason for this behavior, but it is something happening rather frequently. Wonder what’s up?
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Despite not feeling one hundred percent, and at full strength when I awoke this morning, almost to the extent I was slightly nauseous, I felt amazing out on the tarmac today. I was able to maintain high speeds for longer distances, and was consistently speeding through segments I normally have less energy when tackling. It is an interesting dichotomy, but somehow I brushed that annoying feeling aside and ended up really enjoying today's ride.
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