Due to my leftover personal days needing to be used by the end of the month, I took today (and next Monday) off! Woohoo!! The crappy cold over the weekend left me hoping to complete my 17 mile long run this morning. I bounded out of bed with energy to burn (hubs slept through the night FINALLY!) and looked outside:
Alexa told me I shouldn't have to run.....so I didn't :-) I moved the 17 miler to Saturday, where there is a heat wave of 30 predicted, shelved the 13 miler thats supposed to happen, and went with what I really wanted to do-ride!
I may have an unhealthy addiction to my computrainer, but I really love the fact that I can get in any kind of workout I want to-even on race terrain. Some people call it "the dungeon" or "the pain cave"...I love it. Today, I decided to do a long ride at HIM goal pace to see where I was at. Greg burned Sex in the City 2 for me (read-I told him if he DIDNT I would redbox it and make him watch it....so he did. What a good hubby :-)) so I filled up my water bottles, slathered some apple slices with pb ( I like real food on the bike!) , and got ready to rock-goal: 2 hours at HIM pace.
Here's my setup:
I had planned on doing 2 hours, but when I got to mile 40 at 2:04xxx, I knew I wanted to push for 50. My nutrition was great, my legs a little sore but not too bad-and...I was hungry. hungry for 50, baby!!
The last 10 miles are another reason we call this the pain cave. Your legs hurt, you feel your speed slipping a bit, the cat just crapped in the litter box and it smells (I can't make this sh*t up) and you dig deep. How bad do you want it?
I WANT IT!
Distance: 50 miles
Avg speed: 19.3
Bring it, Jeff Henderson.
I know it's not everyone's idea of a perfect day off, but it's mine. Just me, the bike, my stats, and Mr. Big. And Aidan. *LOVE*
...and now...food. I have 2 and a half hours before I lose the workout window...and some Lorna Doones calling my name! :-D
Whats your idea of a perfect day off?