Since my commuter bike is still in the shop, I can't commute to work. That takes out a significant opportunity for getting in some miles to prepare for the upcoming half-century.
However, there was no good reason for me not to ride my race bike to the gym this morning - I simply needed to workout in my bike clothes.
One of our cars needed to the shop today as well. Since I was already dressed in my bike clothes when I got home from the gym, the perfect plan was to shove the bike in the back, drop off the car, and cycle back home. No need to arrange a ride!
Granted, it's not the perfect training scenario, but with a little creativity I found a way to get 15 miles in the saddle this morning, including one challenging climb.
On top of that, I had a solid lower body workout with the Trainer today.
Not bad, eh?
Workouts this week:
* Monday morning - upper body strength
* Tuesday morning -Yoga
* Tuesday evening - Run drills with group.
* Wednesday - unplanned rest - bike commute NO-GO due to rear wheel
* Thursday - Tempo run with group
* Friday - Bike to gym, Lower body strength with Trainer, Bike to home, Car to shop, Bike to home - Booyah!
pretty darn good, I'd say :-)ReplyDelete
Not bad at all! I'm impressed at how you've managed to squeeze in all those bike miles today despite the circumstances. Now THAT is how you train!ReplyDelete
I think you may surprise yourself on the bike with your existing run fitness. Although your seat area may not be too happy, I'll bet you can do the half century. There was a 50-mile bike ride a bunch of us did in college on little to no training and on cheap mtn bikes (the only bikes we had). It wasn't fast but a lot of fun, esp. once we got done :-)ReplyDelete
Trust me, you are a LOT fitter than any of us were!
Way to GO!ReplyDelete
I agree with Shirley's thoughts on the half century too. :-)
Way to go on still finding ways to make it work!!ReplyDelete
Great week !ReplyDelete
wow you are having an awesome week!! great job :)ReplyDelete
That will be my motto for the weekend! Where there's a will, there's a way! Go Lisa go!ReplyDelete
I agree, great job getting it in! Have an excellent weekend :)ReplyDelete
Very efficient. I always think, the miles you get in without even noticing it, really are the best.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great training plan to me!ReplyDelete
Sweet! Way to get that bike ride in :)ReplyDelete
Your workout sounds fabulous! I would love to bike-to-work but I don't want to mess up my high heels in the pedals!ReplyDelete
Way to work in those miles!ReplyDelete
Way to be creative. You're going to rock that half-century.ReplyDelete
You know my vote, go out and have fun, bring your camera, and give us all the juicy details when you get back!ReplyDelete
Great workout week!
Looks like a good week of workouts!ReplyDelete