The weather cooperated today so I rode home from work. 20 mph head wind with the occasional side gust.
45 min RPE3
15 min RPE5
5 min c/d
This was supposed to be 3x400 has a main set. But during the first 400, my neck stiffened up bad. I stopped afterwards to stretch it and spent the rest of the time drilling.
From home to work. The hill going TO work are steeper. I just mapped it out to confirm. 18mph wind in my face the majority of the way. This is good for mental toughness.
30 min run w/5 min c/d on treadmill.
Ride from the office to home. Pretty uneventful. I left early enough to miss the majority of traffic.
W/U: 200 swim, 200 kick, 200 pull, 200 swim
Main: 1x1500 29:24
C/D: 4x50 each slower than the last.
I love mexican food! Went out last night for supper. Fresh guacomale (sp?) made at the table, fresh tortillas and a couple of enchiladas. Yummm. Of course, my belly always feels huge afterwards and I end up thinking maybe I should get something different next time. I think the enchiladas do me in.
Brought my bike to work today. The game plan for the week is to ride my bike to and from work. I'll leave my truck at the office in case I need to go to a customer's site during the work day. It's about 15 mile from the house to the office AND our office building has a shower down the hall. Got to keep a close eye on the weather reports. And I'm trying to figure out if these rides should replace the scheduled rides for the week. Maybe, but not the weekend ride. We shall see.
I bought a Suunto T3 watch/HR monitor on ebay yesterday. $76 total compared to $130 + tax retail. I like the features it has, plus I can add Pods to it at a later date to improve the functionality. Next on the list will be a PC pod to upload the info.
Went almost to the office this morning down Independence. Nice road, more down hills coming back then going and that threw my time off. I was supposed to get 1:30 today.
Lunch time run. 40 min RPE 3 then start strides every 5 minutes for 20 secs.
The majority of this was in the grass on the side of the road.
Hamstrings were tight to start out.