Terrible ride yesterday; Scale weight down again; The heat is on.
I was feeling tired from Sunday’s 9 mile all-out mountain biking sprint, but yesterday morning I decided to head over to Mt. Dora to get a ride in. I really should have listened to my body and took a day off: my cardio felt way off, my legs felt like rubber and I was riding poorly. I turned in my 2nd best times on two sections of trail, but the perceived effort I put out to do that was ridiculous. I packed it in after just a few miles. I guess they can’t all be great rides.
Also, my scale weight this morning was back down to 169.4 pounds. That’s probably a combination of increased activity without increasing caloric intake, and also water loss due to perspiration. The heat has been pretty intense over the past week or two, and I’ve been sweating a lot while riding. I’ve not had to replenish electrolytes while riding in many months, but over the past couple of week’s I’ve been breaking out the Sport Beans on just about every ride.
So today I’m going to give the bike (and my lower body) a rest, and go ahead and do my upper body weight training workout. I’m also going to eat lots of food and drink lots of water. It’s strange actually wanting to see my scale weight go up (while not bulking)!