Well, that stunk. Yesterday, I had planned for a long evening ride to prep for next weekends 12 hr race. I didn't have anything too special planned, just a 3-4 hour mountain bike commute home. Unfortunately, I was groggy all day at work but I figured I'd come out of it quickly once riding. WRONG. After about an hour in the dirt a headache had set in, my power was super low, I was f'ing up all sorts of technical stuff that I can usually clean and I began looking for deep, abandoned wells to pitch myself into. Basically, I was hating life and decided to bail. Long story short, I altered my route to take me directly home and I crawled my ass back with my tail tucked between my legs.
The suckiest part of this is that yesterday was my long ride day for the week. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. The good thins is that I got a good nights sleep and seem to be feeling better now so hopefully my ride tomorrow, while not a long ride, will at least go better.