Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Big deposit at the fitness bank today.

Here, look at this



And this is what I saw from the front of our house this morning, out toward the SW where I normally ride. Plus it's colder here than at the airport, it's maybe 5 C. Plus, if anything, Calgary weather rolls in faster than is expected.


Tell me true, would you have saddled up for a bike ride? I didn't want to. I didn't sleep well last night, and feel very much like going back to bed. Still, I'm trying to be good, and follow the workout schedule. I dressed about the same as last week, and it worked out ok, though I should have worn another pair of socks.

Warmed up for 30 minutes, heading down 37 st, and west on 22X.
6 x 5/3, with the 5 being hard, cadence 65-70. Turns out I misremembered that part, was was trying for the 60 to 70 range.
Cool down another 20 minutes, back at the house in exactly 100 minutes.

This was a tough ride. Quite windy, and riding so much in a harder gear or two than I normally would. Maybe it's just as well, I couldn't spin worth beans, even going downhill. Tried to pedal smoothly, and stay strong. This wasn't hard on my heart or lungs, but was brutal on my legs. When I got back I was wondering if I'd underdressed a bit. My legs were chilled, and didn't want to stretch at all. Had a warm shower instead. I'll do some yoga after running some errands.

3 comments:

  1. good on you keith....i keep telling myself every night that tomorrown i will be out there early and every morning early is still waiting to happen.

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  2. Great work getting out there. Those are always the toughest - when you don't want to go. And I agree w/ CB - I usually talk myself out of them. You should be proud of yourself.

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  3. good on ya for getting out there!! am ever so glad i'm in bc...we are getting rain, but it's warm! haha

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