If I had to name this morning's ride it would be called Trashboat because it was garbage. This ride wasn't about skating, it was about getting myself back into the flow of early rides. My alarm went off and I just wanted to stay in bed, cuddle up next to my wife and sleep a little more. I've read there is a 5 second window where you ultimately decide whether you are going to do something or not, I answered that call at about 4.5 seconds and said I'm going skating. I try to always prep my gear the night before a ride, a little slow moving but I was out the door with my head lamp on making my way down the hill to the trail head tried to carve and SLAM! Sprinkler run off had caused a slick surface, I got up and knew it was going to be one of those days. Even though I wasn't trying to do anything specific with my skating I felt so slow and sluggish, besides the fact that I didn't feel awake until about mile 6/7, I just felt slow. I could be over training. Right now I'm at 2-3 days a week of distance related skating, 1 day of grinder blading, 2-3 days cross training and that's on top of 2 jobs that are very physical while bike commuting ,sometimes skating, 10-20 miles to get to those jobs. This is all since January began, before that I had neglected the gym for months so I knew it was going to be hard getting back into it but man I hope to normalize soon because I'm feeling stagnant. One thing for sure I'm going back to the long frames. I like my stride more in the longer frames, feel more powerful and I think I can see it reflected in my training data anyways so back to the longer frame for sure. Even a bad ride is a good ride so I'm glad I took control this morning and skated.