The west coast of the US has been recently slammed by rain (and much needed snow in the mountains). Good for the environment; bad for training.
Most of my training during the week is in the dark. Booooo. Stinky gym workouts and cold road riding commutes. I tell myself that it’ll all pay off when the spring comes and my fitness is not in the dumps.
So I look for windows of good riding on the weekends. Last weekend, I got a little over zealous and tried for a long workout by connecting 2 ‘drier’ trails together. This little bird brain forgot that to connecting those particular trails was a trail of muddy despair. I ended up carrying my bike for an hour because there was so my clay/mud that I couldn’t push the bike anymore. That ride was a test of grit.
It’s been raining for 2+ days, some of heaviest I’ve seen in San Diego… and this morning: Blue Skies!!! A quick check on the weather report tells me today will be dry – and tomorrow morning has potential! Yippppeeee!
OK – training won’t be on the trail and instead on the road bike… but I don’t care! I’ll be outside. 🙂