Summernight wrote:Despite drinking lots of water in the few hours after hopping off the bike yesterday I didn't feel much better for the whole day and tried not to move around too much. The only time I did feel better was when I went for a walk at lunch. Got back to work and... blah.
Felt a bit better just before heading home (although I could tell my temperature was up). The ride home was average and I don't think I was completely on the ball. No crazies though, which was good.
Crashed on the couch and watched trash TV at home. The partner thinks it might be stress and being over tired as I've been working late. Maybe I'm allergic to work? ...
Sounds like you had dehydration, be careful with that, because as soon as you feel thirsty you already are dehydrated. Drink plenty of water before, during and after. Plus make sure you aren't too hot either, prickly skin, dry skin when you should be sweating, headaches, dizziness, lack of concentration, cramping. stress and depression can also affect you, but cycling should help with that, and the sleeping too. Listen to your body and if it says "hey easy today ok, I'm not feeling 100%" then take it easy.