The past month, I have missed all my Sunday morning long rides.
A typical Sunday morning long ride will start with me waking up at 4 am or thereabouts. Following a shower and some breakfast, I’m out the door by 5 am.
For a long while now, I’ve been able to keep this routine up every weekend. My main handicap is my work shift. Five days a week, I come into the office either at noontime or in the afternoon, and leave late at night or at midnight.
Trying to pull back my sleeping hours on Saturdays to fit in a Sunday morning long ride is getting frustratingly more difficult by the day. Not helping things is the general fact that I need to get my brain tired before I fall asleep, and when I do get my forty winks, I’m a light sleeper at best.
Making up for it with the turbo trainer, even with a two-hour session, isn’t quite the same.
The past month, I have missed all my Sunday morning long rides. And I’m not exactly proud of it. There’s always next month, I guess.