Saturday, July 16, 2005

I'm Feeling Guilty

Today I have a four-hour training ride scheduled. I should be on the road by now.

Instead, I'm crashing out inside today, avoiding the rain, and trying to regain some feeling in my legs. I did a hard hill interval session yesterday and today I'm paying for it. I woke up sore and demoralized, and neither my breakfast nor watching today's Tour de France stage woke me from my physical stupor.

It's still tropical outside with occassional rain and 70% humidity, with no end in sight. Every hour or so is another light rain shower. Yesterday I got home gritty and soaked, and it took me an hour this morning just to clean off my break pads, wheels and chainrings.

The road won't miss me today. It will be there tomorrow, and so will I.