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Seeing it, feeling it and listening to it

Cincinnnati cycling coach says listen to your body

Feeling the legs

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!!!