Seeing it, feeling it and listening to it
Such a nice day today in Cincinnati. Low 80’s, sunny! Perfect weather for cycling. I was really looking forward to getting out for a nice casual 3+ hours. Too bad my body AND my mind were not on the same page. 30 minutes in, my legs felt like dog poop and my HR was super low. One thing I have learned over the years is to listen to the signs! Seeing my low HR numbers and feeling my aching legs, I made the mature decision and headed home early. Yep, I could have stayed out and pushed through it. But, in the long run, it would have done more harm than good. Gorgeous weather and all.
This is something I really try to stress to the people I coach. Listen to your body! You just have to know when to say when. There is nothing wrong with it.
Eat Well! Sleep Well! Train SMART!!!