So I needed new tires anyway and decided to go with armadillos on my road bike. I ride far from home usually on week days when there aren't many riders around and pass through all different types of urban chaos before I hit the suburban roads so the puncture resistance is important. That being said went out for first distance ride on new tires and felt gassed. A climb I do regularly was suddenly killing me. Please tell me it is all in my head and I am over reacting.