Wednesday involved an outdoor bike ride which was cut short by an unholy number of bugs on the route. I would have liked to ride longer, but I'll take what I can get.
On Thursday night, Coach Husband and I headed out to do a hill repeat workout. Yes, that's exactly what it sounds like: Run up long, nasty hill as fast as you can. Jog/Walk down. Rinse. Repeat. Naturally, my Garmin died about a mile into the run, so the only data I have, I "borrowed" from Coach Husband. The overall average was kind of pathetic, but after a fairly fast warm-up and sprinting up hills, I did a lot of walking on the way home. I swear that by fall, I'll be doing hill repeats and running home at a decent pace.
Friday night was a whole 'nother animal. I spent an hour on the trainer and by the time I was done, my legs were jello and I was a happy, sweaty girl. Did I seriously hit almost 30mph at one point?!?!?!
It was really craptacular outside on Sunday. It was non-stop thunderstorms all day, so obviously getting outside wasn't happening. I resigned myself to the trainer and an episode of my favorite tv show on Netflix and by the time the show was over, I had racked up some pretty good mileage.
I wasn't sure if tonight's workout was such a good idea. What I wanted to do was swing through the Dairy Queen drive thru in search of Heath Bar Blizzard and then park my butt on the couch with a book.
|What I wanted|
|What I got|
I'm definitely on a roll this month. I know I said in my last post that my total mileage goal for May was 100 miles, but I think I may need to revise that goal upward because 8 days into the month, I've racked up 61.82 miles (18.88 running miles/42.95 cycling miles)! I know I'll need to take a rest day soon, or I'll be a prime candidate for getting injured, but I'm pretty amped about my 8 day streak. Of course, this is all coming too late for the Madison Half Marathon, but I have 2 other half marathons, a duathlon, and mud run on my summer/fall calendar, so hopefully I'll see the benefits of all this training at those races!