Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pedaling Squares

This morning's ride was beautiful. Not too cold, full sunshine, crisp blue ocean. Only problem was my legs were tired. I tried to start out slow and build into the ride, hoping maybe they simply needed extra time to warm up. When that didn't work I tried to ignore the legs completely.

It was one of those "Well, I'm glad it's over" rides. A ride where the bike with square wheels might have gone faster. And now it's time to regroup and forget about the ride before I head out for a run. My swim coach once told me "Just focus on what you are doing right now, don't worry about the rest of the set or the day or anything else. Don't let your head get in the way." So I'm clearing out the memory and will head out for the run this afternoon pretending it is the only thing I will do all weekend.

9 comments:

D said...

I sort of had one of those runs today. I thought it went ok, until I looked at the data. It made me :(

Oh well. On to more important things today. Like Costco!

Running and living said...

Good advice from your couch. I keep telling myself "stay in the mile/set you are in". It works.

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

Love the advice! Good luck on your run :)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Oh Charisa, that sounds like such a drag! Great advice though and you're just the woman to pull it off. I predict a lovely run!

MM said...

Hope you have a better run. If you never have a bad workout you'll never really have a good one either.

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

I amsure you are reviewing your training and thinking it must have all added up to this fatigue. I however believe something else was the cause. Clearly it was one of the following: a slow leak in the tire, a rubbing break, or caked up carbo pro, maybe you had a head wind both ways.

Teresa said...

You too! I just checked my calander and NO where are there did it have any mention of a national holiday of "legs be gone". As long as it is only for one day, I guess they can have their "earned vacation".

Hope the run turned the day around :)

tn

Molly said...

Well I know we ALL have those days - I hope tomorrow is better!!!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Square wheels don't work that well. I encourage you to go find some that are round.. :)
At least you could go outside. A bad ride outside beats a good one inside any day.