I wasn't able to get myself out the door fast enough, so I decided I would do a bike workout today. I rode on the Bear Creek Trail for about one hour. It felt quite cool when I was starting, but I think I overdressed a bit; I was pretty warm by the time I finished.
I didn't get to bed early enough last night and then I didn't get a good night's sleep. But, I still held my motivation fast and made it to the workout. As usual, I was totally glad that I did. I didn't have to deal with all the impossible breath work like last week's workout. This workout was somewhat easier on that account, but I definitely still worked hard.
I couldn't get Eli ready fast enough to be able to ride him to school. So, I just picked him up from school. I did have to put in a bit of hustle, though, because I got out the door a bit late and wanted to make sure I got there on time. So, I think I increased the difficulty of the workout just by pushing a bit harder.
I rode for just over 2 hours this morning. I headed out along Morrison into C470 and then veered off at Alameda to ride over Dinosaur Ridge into 40. Then I came back down Rooney and resumed on C470 up to 6th and back home.
I loved being able to get out for a nice morning ride before starting the work day and I really like this route.
Jeff put together some tough sets in the Masters swim today. There were a number of reps where I was supposed to swim 25m without breathing. That's way beyond my ability at this point. I gave my best effort for the workout.
I ran for about 1:00. But, I think I'll need to pay more attention to how I feel from the double hill workout on Thursday. I'm pretty tired right now and I do want to make sure that my bike workouts take priority. I'll have to see what I can do tomorrow and Sunday.
I took Eli in the chariot to school this morning and then picked him up in the chariot. This was the first time I have ridden up the hill with him. I think that this is going to be a nice way to do my Thursday bike workout for a while. I'll have to see how the weather holds out.
I rode for about 1:25. It is much cooler today and I waited until the afternoon to head out. I enjoyed the comfortable riding temperature.
I was able to complete the whole workout in lane 2 today. We did a set of 6X100 @ 2:05. They said that they were doing the first three at 2:05 and if that was too easy they would do the last three faster. I don't know if they went faster on the last three or not. Whatever they did, I didn't get much rest on the second three. I just took a little breather and then pushed off again.
I ran for 1:00 and did a 19 run / 1 walk.
It's good to be back into the routine again. I've got lots of work to do for me to be able to aim for a sub 14:00 IM.
I got out for about 1:10 on the Bear Creek Trail. My right knee felt fine today, so I think I've got the cleat adjusted well now.
I'm thankful to be getting back into my exercise routine and I'm thankful that I can just enjoy the workout.
I visited the midwest from August 4 - August 11. I would have been happy to get in a workout starting with the 4th. I did do a one hour-ish bike ride on the 12th.
Today I rode about 2:20, up and over Lookout Mountain, back down 40, over Dinosaur Ridge and back down Jewell. It's nice to be able to just get out for a ride and enjoy the ride for what it is.
I think I'm going to start riding with a local cycling group.
I want to increase my bike workouts to four per week. I plan to do Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun.