So today I went out during lunch to do some short 3 min hill repeats. You know the kind, zone 5 with equal recovery. I didn't have a lot of time as usual but I've done these before on days like today. Anyway, I started my ride, a nice little 3 mile low grade climb of 600' as a warmup and my legs were dead, dead, dead. I had a hard time getting to a tempo pace after the first ten minute easy spin. It just felt hard today. Maybe the weather had something to do with it as it was warmer and more humid than I'm used to riding or maybe it was the three good rides I had last week. All I know is it was not happening.
So I got to where I was supposed to start the intervals, a 3/4 mile 8% grade and I just turned around and rode back to the car. Wimp? Smart? As fortune would have it a T-storm hit the area just a short time after I left. I'm trying to listen to my body more but sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a lack of motivation and really needing to take an easy day. When I had a coach I can tell you I would have tried the intervals best that I could whether it was wise or not. Sometimes they went well, sometimes I bombed. Today I took the easy day option.