Not a great ride yesterday, heat got to me?
It’s been really hot here the past few days, and I’ve been working up quite a sweat on my morning rides. I’m not sure if it was the heat, the wind, fatigue, stress or a combination of those things, but on yesterday’s ride I felt horrible!
Actually, when I rolled out I felt pretty good, but about halfway through the ride the wheels came off. It wasn’t my imagination, either: my heart rate was really high for the power I was putting out.
After my ride yesterday I felt flushed and hot the entire rest of the day. It really felt like heat exhaustion, but I don’t see how it could have been. I had plenty of water and it wasn’t that hot.
I’m still feeling off this morning. I’m going to do an early recovery ride while it’s still relatively cool out there. We’ve got a cold front coming through today, so tomorrow is looking good for a much more pleasant ride. It’s amazing how much stronger I am on the bike when it’s cool outside. The heat really affects me. I’m not looking forward to the summer, especially since this winter (so far) has been one of the mildest Florida winters I can recall. I feel I like I got cheated out of my favorite riding weather this year.