I was really tired this morning and I think I’m in need of an 8 hour sleep. My legs are feeling more and more fatigued in the mornings, but I’m not sure whether that’s purely down to lack of sleep, or if that is an inevitability after 33 days without a break.
Speaking of my legs, whilst pretty much every muscle below the waist is extremely tight at the moment, I have decided that my calves are currently the worst and could be the source of a few of my problems. Not only that, but my shins were feeling odd today… I get really bad shin splints when I run and the muscle/tendon/whatever it is that hurts, was also flaring up a bit today. It wasn’t painful, but it did feel a bit odd – almost like cramp without the pain. But anyway…
The ride itself was generally pretty average; the weather was good but the wind couldn’t make up its mind and the scenery was nothing to get too excited about.
Even so, I was quite happy having an uneventful day and was looking forward to what should be an early night. Then another spoke broke. That’s number 5 since Oregon so I’m now looking forward to Lisbon even more.
Not much else to mention really, another day out the way…
Distance: 105.9miles / 170.3km
Riding Time: 6:50:46
Av. Speed: 15.5mph / 24.9kph