Sunday, August 2, 2009

I have hit a wall

Been riding as much as possible and intensifying my efforts not only in distance, but rate. I have tried to stick to a plan of endurance principles along with climbing, and occassional all out speed, and it has caught up with me. It is time to rest a while and charge the batteries. The Tour De Cure for Diabeties is coming October 3rd and my body is tired and showing signs of fatique. So I best listen to it, see a doctor, and give it a break so I can ride strong later. I have been showing signs of overtraining. So it is best I listen when my body and emotions are talking. I'm pretty sure Nemo could use a rest too.

2 comments:

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

Rickie, nothing worse than over-training! Good for you to listen to your body and take time off. Nemo will understand. ;-) Oh, and awesome on riding TDC.

Rickie Rainwater said...

Thanks for the encouragement. Just put a new seat on Wednesday, a Terry Tri Fly, and I will be receiving Victoria open pave tires today (Green). It took a while to convince Nemo about green tires, but she is coming around.