This past weekend was so beautiful both days that I could not help myself….I said yes to a long easy ride with friends for Saturday. It was amazing, with the sun shining and good company (and some pretty steep hills). This ride followed a pretty hard tempo run on Friday. Sunday was the scheduled long run (leading up to New York City Marathon) of 34km. Did I ever suffer on this run. The second loop of 17km felt like I was crawling! I wasn’t doing too badly in fact but it felt hard. That is exactly what happens when you over train. My body was not used to cycling such a long distance (over 80km) as I had not been on the bike in over 5 weeks and my longest ride all year has only been 75ish km. Not a very smart move. But you know what? I would do it again if the sun was shining and my friends said ‘Let’s go for a ride Saturday’. It won’t happen every week and I think you have to do what you truly enjoy.
Luckily for me, I have not injured myself only feel tired. But happy.