The post-rain weather today resulted in an exceptionally mild and exceedingly comfortable temperature this morning, almost to the point where I contemplated wearing a shirt with some sleeves. I quickly erased that nonsensical thought from my nonsensical brain and rushed out the door, only to find it was lightly drizzling. I walked down the steps to the street and pondered whether I should ride or just call it quits. The sky looked like hell was about to descend upon the city, so maybe a ride was not the wisest thing to do. But a wise man I am not, and I decided a ride, even a wet one, would be better than no ride at all.
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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.
According to my Oura ring, primarily used for sleep tracking, I did not get a decent nights rest. Apparently I had not enough total time asleep, limited REM sleep, and just overall shit rest. Somehow either the ring is an utter piece of garbage from a data collection and analysis perspective, the lack of sleep had no negative affect on my ride this morning, or who the fsck knows what🤷🏼♂️.
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.