Whatever was weakening me, even as recent as yesterday has granted me a reprieve from a month of frustration with the strongest best ride in a month, one approaching the best efforts of the year (subjectively and objective power in watts).
Being me and noticing the radical difference today, I stomped on it hard, feeling that it’s better to have one great feeling day to savor than play it safe. So I rode hard, loved it, and no fatigue. Tomorrow... well we’ll see but my wife and kids have a drippy-noise virus, so I’m hoping not to be next even as my nose feels a little itchy.
So thrilling to think the fatigue might be passing, though it’s clear that something continues to rile my digestive system at regular intervals (atypical stuff very hard to pin down). So that’s an ongoing study project, now having avoided wheat and peanuts for some days. as what I though were the most likely offenders.
But maybe the issue has reallly been sinusitus and the Amoxicillin is finally killing it, including the inadvertant double-dose 48 hours ago. My sinuses are more clear. Or maybe the extra chocolate or the 15,000 IU Vitamin D 72 hours ago. Or Inscrutable Stuff, the Biological Tax Code.
This is a strong ride for me as shown below, averaging 253 watts for 77 minutes, half of it into a strong headwind.