Well the plan for back-to-back rides went a little bit off
the rails this morning. After
yesterday’s awesomeness, plus partying with @anrankin, @Keilshammer, @a_package
and Conductor Bill, there were some seriously hurting bodies at the cottage
this morning. For a change, mine was not
one of them (although I was feeling the physical toll of riding instead of hard
partying). When I got up, it was to find
not a soul moving and I figured discretion was the better part of valor in this
case and let everybody wake up at their own pace.
wanting to waste a great outing yesterday and a pot full of motivation, I
grabbed the iPod and headed for the treadmill.
Why treadmill when you can run outside you might ask? Well the answer in
because I felt like it. My show, my
rules. Today would therefore become Day 2 of the 10KM training program instead
of a ride day.
There is a list of things I didn’t feel like doing today and
as soon as I started, working out leapfrogged to the top of said list. With a good playlist and Zombieland for
distraction I set about trying to complete this session without puking. For a couple of minutes I thought that it
might be easier said than done, but once I got in a rhythm, it wasn’t awful. I found a pace that I could comfortably keep
and even experimented with how my foot was striking and the type of stride that
I was taking. Enjoyable? Not so much.
Interesting? Actually, not bad.
actual program, but shorter than the running session I did on Thursday. I only managed 4.05KMs, but I did it at a
higher average pace, finishing with an 8m39s kilometer (which is very close to
what I ran at Wasaga and higher than Thursday).
I burned 515 calories and don’t have any heart rate numbers because I
wasn’t wearing the strap.
Monday off) and then it is back to work, eagerly looking forward to more riding
on the long weekend and 54.40.