So after the torrential down pour that was Sunday a bright and beautiful Monday came to be. I was so excited I looked out my window and was stoked, I was finally going to be able to ride outside in the sunshine! Oh just kidding, after I continued to look out the window I noticed that the trees were straining to stay upright. 30mph wind all day…. Yeah, no riding outside especially with it being heart rate interval day there was no way that I would be able to keep my heart rate where it should be, so it was off to the gym for weights and then back home to be banished to the trainer. But I did have freshly wrapped bars thanks to Daniel and they are absolutely beautiful 🙂 my other bar tape was falling off and disgustingly dingy.
Tuesday was not much better in the wind department but we had team sprint drills on Daniel’s Island so I ventured out in more clothes that I wish to admit and thought “Just suck it up and do the hour of sprints.” I sucked it up for 30 minutes and 8 miles. So miserable, it felt like someone had their hand pressing on my forehead I was done the boys had left me in the first lap and turned around and went back to find our team director sitting in his car in the parking lot. He was all like “Have fun?” with a smug grin and I replied with “Bite me.” So we proceeded to go secure a table for team meeting and soon enough the other guys came in and where all “Where did you go?” I was like “To where the pizza is, duh.”
Yesterday was so much better! Much less wind and a much more laid back companion on the bike which is a wonderful change of pace. Daniel and I did laps around edge water for about and hour but it was pretty cold so we rode until we couldn’t feel our toes anymore and then headed back towards home. While we were riding Daniel was asking me, like always, that doesn’t all the racing and training just ruin riding form me? Sometimes it does… I get sick of the grind and the having to do this work out on this day in this way no more no less and the pressure to be good (mostly put on myself by myself) and frankly it can. I’m kind of worn out right now I think I just need to take a week and step away from the bike but it’s racing season and will that really happen? Probably not, but for today, I’m taking today off. My legs feel like lead and I am sick of being cold when I ride so I’m going to take the day and do a 70 with Rachel tomorrow, it’s supposed to be much warmer and less windy. Fingers crossed that I can shake this complete lack of motivation.