Sunday, March 15, 2009

I could have rode all night, I could have rode all night...

Fans of Hollywood musicals might already know where this is coming from. We were at a party the other night, and got to talking about how people always hang out in the kitchen, or the doorway to the kitchen. I was telling them how that was happening once at a party at our place many years ago. Then I told them how I got people out. I fired up the (for that time) big plasma screen, and put on My Fair Lady. People dragged beer and munchies into the media room, and that's where the party was. People sang along, one person got up and did the Get me to the Church dance. We had a great time.

At the party the other day, as I was telling this story, only a couple of the people in hearing distance had seen the movie. You could have knocked me over with a feather. I told them to waste no time and rent it. Today, as I was setting up for my trainer ride (still much too much guck on the roads for me) I saw it in the DVD collection, it was the right length, and it's been a while since I've seen it.

I did some stretching and yoga poses to the opening credits. Got on the bike and warmed up for 15 minutes. I was supposed to do aerobic sets, 10/5, which is easy for me to keep track of. The first one was a continuation of the warm up, getting into time trial gear minus one. Then got dialed into one gear harder and rode for 2.5 hours. I could have gone on, but the schedule said 2.5 hours and the movie was coming to a close. I've never had a trainer ride go so fast. Even the 10 minute work sets went fast.

And I was good, maintaining 90 rpm or so for almost all of the work sets, dialed right into my aerobic working heart rate. I only wish the computer sound system was a little better, since the whir of the gears and trainer drowned out some of the quieter dialogue. I'm still in a happy place, waltzing away. If Hollywood still made movies like this, I might watch a lot more new movies. As it is, the superhero movie seems to be the latest rage, and they bore me to tears.

Did my quickest transition in ages, since all I had to do was change shoes, put on a light jacket and head out. Ran 30 minutes, starting slow, and ending up at a fairly good pace. Feet and legs felt good. Streets and sidewalks are pretty wet, and I did a bit of puddle jumping.

Ate a spoonful of Nutella and peanut butter, with milk after the run, then stretched for about a half hour. The roller. Can you say oooooooooohhhhhhh???? From the heart? I thought you could. All in all, a really good workout today.

Weekly totals
swim 1.5 hrs
bike 6 hrs
run 3 hrs
Total 10.5 hrs.
Attentive readers will notice there isn't a workout mentioned for Friday. Shhhh! I slept in both Fri and Sat. Both days I asked myself, what do I need more, a swim or sleep? No brainer. I've been reading some blogs that talk about the Master's swim workouts. My goodness; I don't even belong in the same pool as them. But then, I only need to get out of the water in a decent time, ready for a long ride.

4 comments:

  1. Yum - I love Nutella. Great weekly workouts!

    I am a huge musical geek and have never seen My Fair Lady! I'll have to add it to my list. :)

    Oh, and good idea to sleep in...you need it every now and then.

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  2. Your doing great with your training!

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  3. YES...BUT the faster you get outta the water, the faster you get on your bike and away from all the other jokers out there, that's fo sho!;)

    Way to get it done and YES, sleep is key. Otherwise, all workouts are crap.

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  4. Good for you for listening to your body and opting for some extra rest! :) :)

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