Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Amy and I did about 3 miles in some sort of blizzardy, icy, slushy crap on Monday. I don't believe we saw another soul that wasn't in their car with the defrosters and windshield wipers going. Man does that make you feel tough! :D Neither one of us would have done this had we not put it on the calendar. I can certainly see the benefits of having a regular work out partner to be accountable. Thanks for getting me out there, Amy!! Can we pick 'em or what?
She also gave me a polite nudge on the Dam to Dam training. Between that and reviewing my February numbers, I'm ready to kick it up a notch. Most of you know, my dumb body does not allow me to run every day. I have to rest feet and hips and rest can turn into inactivity if I'm not careful so I've been doing more cross. And more cross while training for a race should only have benefits. I've tried elliptical, and jerk stair master and even shimmied into a suit and got back into the pool for serious laps.
But Tuesday, I did the unthinkable cross training.
***You may want to sit down.***
Tuesday I rode a bike for 7.55 miles.
I always think it's hilarious when trying a new form of cardio, it's just slightly different muscles, and bam! instant fatigue.
Even though I could go run 7.55 miles, this amount on the bike just about killed me dead. That's right, I'm scary pathetic, and I'm just fessing up lest you were getting jealous about the good news I've been having. I get jealous every time I see splits below 10 (yes, I realize I have a low bar) and 17 mile bike rides and 30, 50, 100 pound weight losses. :P You are truly the inspiring and amazing ones. So, just for you all, I kept going for 35 minutes. I am where I am and next time it will be easier. And, I finally got to use a new tab (BIKING) on my spreadsheet!
What's next?? Nordic Tracking?? wink wink.