Tonight we had hills at Edworthy on the schedule for our Tuesday night group ride. Oddly enough, in some weird, glutton for punishment kind of way I was really looking forward to it. So why were my legs not ready to ride tonight? After all, I didn’t keep up with my scheduled workouts last week. I mostly relaxed, drank beer and ate pancakes. As I rode towards the hill I kept looking down to check and make sure I wasn’t in my big chain ring. Nope. Tires fully inflated? Yep. No excuses, my legs were just not there.
On one repeat Angie saw me and asked what was wrong since I didn’t look like my usual smiley self. I told her that my legs just didn’t have it today and I didn’t know why. She reminded me that I did just race a half Iron last weekend and fatigue would still be normal. Once I said the words aloud to Angie I was able to let go. Sure, I was tired…but these were hills and they aren’t supposed to be easy, right? But they certainly are good for me! The next time Angie saw me she yelled that my whole demeanour had changed. I was attacking those hills! Was I faster? Not really. But my mind was in a happy place! Pretty important to find that for hilly Lake Stevens 70.3, eh? Afterwards I had a good 20 minute brick run. Now? Time for bed!