Friday, April 9, 2010

Pollen Shortened Ride

Today's ride calls for 90min of over-under intervals. I get about 50min into it and the allergies hit. My eyes poof up. Snot galore! Lungs crackly. I back down from the interval for hoping it will clear. It doesn't.

What to do? I decide tomorrow's long endurance ride is way more important than pushing through this ride. Doing over-threshold intervals while having breathing problems is akin to running a motor too lean. Usually ends in a bang.

The pollen this year has been prodigous. It's everywhere. Like the entire town's been dusted in yellow powder. Back home I go, slightly dejected. Some anti-histamine, relaxation and sleep. Tomorrow will be better. I hope.