You hear PROS talk about fellings and listening to their bodies etc. I absolutely believe there is alot of truth to that.
I went to bed last night thinking I would ride if I got enough sleep, but didn't set my alarm because I wasn't sure how I would feel. I can usually guage my body's ability to handle a workout by the way I feel when I first wake up. Alert and refreshed means good hard workout, foggy and slow means save it for another day. The last few days I haven't woken up until 7 a.m., a good 2 hours after my usual wake up time. It wasn't like I woke up at 5 and decided to go back to sleep, I simply just slept later. Even though I was sleeping more, I wasn't feeling that much better
This morning I woke up at 5:15 a.m. No alarm. I thought about just lying in bed and then decided that since I woke up around my normal time and felt pretty good, I should get up and ride and so I did.