This happens in all aspects of life, whether it's work, family, friends, etc.
There have been several times I've ridden my bike or gone out for a run and been very disappointed with my performance. I hadn't ridden my bike since Monday. I was jonesin' to get back on it today, so I made a point to leave work by 4 ish. Well darn - there was a wreck and it took me 1:10 to get home. Normally it wouldn't be a big deal, but my Cards were playing at 7:00!
I get in and changed, do all the routine stuff you have to do when you get in and started some meat defrosting in the microwave for burrito dinners. I finally get on the bike about 5:45. I look at the workout and start. I was amazed at how good I felt during the warmup. I kept checking my trainer, where my gears were set, all was where it should've been. I was warming up at 95 + rpm! Up until now I've been doing good to warmup at 80-85. The workout was a good one and felt great the first 40+ minutes. Most of the workout was moving through gears at 100 rpm. I was doing most of it between 105 and 110 RPM. I was looking at the last part which was a 16T gear doing 45 off/15 on for 8 minutes. I kept telling myself, "you need to get dinner, just skip this part, it won't hurt anything, blah blah blah". I thought, nah I'll go ahead a do a couple of minutes then cool down. I did the full routine. It felt so good! Now, this is indoors not outside so it's a lot easier than outside.
Needless to say I was still cooking dinner during Tip-off. Hey, that's okay. I can watch and cook. My legs are still warm and tingly. I love this feeling! AND my Cards are up by 21 with 3:50 left in the game. Nice Thursday for Sherri.
Temps are dropping back to 40s and 30s for a while. I have to find a way to start week #3 of my 5k training! I'm hoping the dust mask will work for me this weekend. I really want to run this race come March. Where there's a will...