'Sometimes you do a ride that you really wish you never had to do again. Yesterdays ride was the opposite of that. In fact every mile, all 102 of them were perfect, even beautiful.' -Jughead51
That was my thought last night lounging on my couch, legs kicked up for recovery, eating a luscious cantaloupe. I can't recall feeling so good about being so fatigued. I was digging it. You may have heard me say this before; I believe a positive emotional state is the best training indicator ever invented,,,wait a sec? Kidding aside, there's a difference between good fatigue and bad fatigue.
Good fatigue makes you feel good! Bad fatigue makes you feel bad!
This sounds like a massive over simplification but it's really not. A sense of well being, that everything is going to be all right, after hard training, is your body telling your mind it can handle and absorb the training. It's that simple, in my view. Its a short explanation but most reliable indicator I have found. On that short & simple note, I close this short and simple entry.
Peace & roll strong