After crashing in Tulsa and doing the whole traveling thing, my body was tired. I denied it the rest thinking I couldn't take that many days without training... I was losing my fitness... Pan American Championships are only a coupe months away... all the crazy things athletes think when they can't exercise for a couple days.
My body was knocking loudly at the door and asking me to rest. I should have welcomed the rest with open arm since I couldn't really do anything worth training. Instead, I got my butt back in the weight room to get "swoll" and tried to get some little rides in. DUH! Now, I am suffering from a terrible summer cold. Usually I avoid cold meds. This time I am taking any pill, syrup, magic powder, anything.... well anything USADA says is cool.
"Take that!" says the body.
Meanwhile the velodrome in Colorado Spring opened! Couldn't miss that. I went down today with Greg and friends to turn circles and celebrate the weather gods. I cranked out a couple fast times before my body started yelling again. This time I couldn't deny the warnings (the stopwatch records all) and chilled the rest of the day.
It's late and the cold meds have kicked in.... later!