2 hours = 1 MPH
You know that expression “That drink went right to my head…” Well those two hours went right to my legs.
I got 8 hours of sleep last night. This might not seem remarkable to most people, as this is the recommended allowance of sleep for human beings. But 8 hours is very unusual for me. I love sleep, but I hardly have time for it. I usually get 6 hours on average, and this is an improvement from the 4-5 I’d get when my son was born until age two and 1/2. So sleep is a commodity, and on the bike today, it paid off.
I had so much energy in my legs, I felt as if I floated through my ride. My legs just responded to my wishes (instead of me playing this logic game with them to make them move me up a hill). It was really, really something. I had a blast, and felt invincible. These are the times I actually think I could enter a race and do okay.
I know I shouldn’t be so amazed when things like eating well and drinking enough fluids and getting enough sleep result in an improved performance in just about everything I do; from riding my bike to doing my job to being a good mom. But really–sometimes life can get so crazy–it’s good to just get back to basics. My sustained average MPH jumped 1 whole mile from 14.4 to 15.4 for the same exact ride I did on Thursday. Now if that isn’t proof, what is?