I love Sundays because I always have a longer workout planned. Either a long ride (which isn’t so joyous in the winter months) or a long run. Today, I got to have a little of both.
I spent an hour in the pain cave, a straight zone 2 ride:
|Yes, I am a History Channel junkie.|
I don’t have a lot to say about that, except that I stayed in zone 2 for the ride and learned about when the Pilgrims first came to Plymouth. I know, riveting stuff, but I am a history geek and kind of liked it.
I followed up the trainer ride with 5 miles of this:
|Now that’s more like it!|
I was really psyched with my run, because I ran the 5 miles in 43 minutes, which is blazing fast for me. The weather was cool but clear (~ 34 degrees plus some wind), and I really had an awesome run.
I have finally surrendered to the heart rate monitor, and have accepted that it is one gadget that I really need to use daily. My coach told me to stay in zone 2 for the run, and guess what happened? I ran that route faster than I had before. Go figure, all those books I have upstairs collecting dust were right.
I haven’t been very good in posting my weekly numbers, I plan on getting into the habit of that again, starting now. I mean really, it is only 237 days until Ironman Lake Placid, I need to be keeping track of this stuff!
Swim: 3000 yards – I have been getting to the pool 1x/week – since it is 75 minutes away, I am happy with that!
Bike: 50 miles
Run: 18 miles
Total time: 7 hours, 50 minutes
Now my buddy Bailey and I are going to hang out on the couch and watch football for a while, and enjoy the last few hours of the long weekend. I hope you all had an awesome holiday weekend!