I never thought pulling off the double yesterday would be easy, but I wasn’t really prepared for it being so hard either. Perhaps what failed me the most however was my technology.
When I ride these days I have three, yes three, things keeping track of my ride. There’s the Wahoo Fitness (who I’m still trying to get to contact me) iPhone app; it records my ride as well as my heart rate but perhaps it’s biggest asset is that I can send my ride data to other services such as Strava, MapMyRide, or probably even Endomondo. There’s the Garmin bike computer; it records my ride and could also record my heart rate. And finally there’s my Apple Watch; it records my ride’s distance and the time I’ve been riding, perhaps its weakest feature is using the data once the ride has commenced.
Anyway, in one way or another each of these failed me to some degree last night; admittedly some because of user error. The Garmin computer didn’t reset the way I thought it had, so it never recorded any of the distance covered from my office to the bike store. The Apple Watch recorded all of my distance, but because it was running for the entire ten-fifteen minutes we waited at the bike store before riding again has an incorrect amount of time recorded. And finally, the Wahoo Fitness app, which I have set to go into pause mode when my speed decreases below 2 mph, when into pause mode as we waited for someone to rejoin our group, but then didn’t automatically go back into recording mode when the ride started again; I noticed it blinking “PAUSE” about five miles after restarting.
Three recording devices, all wrong. Dangen.
Even with these failures I managed to get in a second ride yesterday. I think my mileage for yesterday was about fifty miles. Yeah me!
My legs were trashed and I had a case of crankiness because I was hungry when I arrived home after 9pm last night. I emptied the M6 as quickly as I could, taking no fewer than five back-and-forth trips to do so, and then plopped down to eat my “dinner” of applesauce and Gatorade — those were the easiest and fastest things I could put into my stomach. After the initial hunger pangs were squelched I also ate a few pieces of cheese to finish off the evening. I was asleep before 10pm.
I’m Resting My Body Today, Will I Rest My Mind?
I’m on a self-imposed mandatory rest day today, unless of course we play trivia tonight and I can get to midtown early enough to walk down to Edgewood with ITP-Reader Stacy and Aron.
I’ve not heard discussion of trivia this week so I will be sending Stacy a text today for confirmation. On the one hand I really hope we play because I find it very enjoyable. On the other hand I could use a night at home. We’ll see.