Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Run/bike Tuesday night

I did my best to both run and bike tonight. I had to run tonight because I don't think I'm putting in enough miles running to get back to being faster and improving my endurance. I had intended to run the Lake trail (6 miles) but work got in the way and I didn't get to the park in time for a 6 mile run.  Instead, I put on my running clothes and shoes and set my Garmin to 1/4 mile laps with 2 min rest intervals. I warmed up by jogging for about a mile before getting to the grassy trail near the front entrance of Lake Crabtree  The jog was not fun, my legs felt heavy and I honestly wanted to quit without even trying to do the 1/4 mile intervals.  I did not quit. I did 6 x 1/4 mile intervals, the last two intervals were done on an uphill going back to the parking lot (hence the longer times!):

Distance (miles)time (minutes)pace (min/mile)
0.252:239:34
0.252:179:11
0.252:159:04
0.252:128:52
0.252:279:49
0.252:4511:01

After the intervals, I changed clothes and did the Tuesday night girl's bike ride at Lake Crabtree.  I volunteered to sweep since I wasn't sure how I would do after running.  My legs felt pretty good but I was having trouble doing some of the climbs (which is a sad testament to how far my biking has gone down, Crabtree is EASY, I shouldn't struggle on anything here!).  I ended up also riding alone for part of the ride because the one woman I was with couldn't keep up with the fast group, we decided to just go at her pace. However after less than 1/4 mile at her pace, she bonked and had to quit. Ride mileage:2.5 miles! The fast group was already gone and the slow group was on the other side of the park, so I just rode by myself until I bumped into the fast group and covered the last 2 miles with them.  Bike ride was about ~6.5 miles.

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