|Does this mean I'm a danger to myself? LOL|
One of my main goals this coming year is to turn into a hill lovin', hill climbin' machine. Two tools I plan to use are my bike trainer and Spivervals "Uphill Grind". In an attempt to make this workout a little more "tri" like, I attached my bike shoes to my pedals and used a rubber band to keep them from moving.
I then tried to mount my bike and slip on my shoes like the pros. Not bad, but then again, I didn't have to worry about falling over. At the end of the workout, I slipped my feet out of my shoes and tried the dismount. It's going to take a little more practice but it should save me some time in a race!
With time in mind, I set up a mini transition area next to bike. That way, when I was done with the ride, I wouldn't waste time looking for my hat and my glasses and my shoes and the spare key, etc. ;-)
|Transition area ready!|
Brick Workout - Bike by tpengilly at Garmin Connect - Details
I don't have the Garmin bike attachment to record my cadence, so all I have is my heart rate. I may not have been riding real hills this morning, but my heart rate looks like hills.
I'm not sure what got into me today, but when I got off the bike and started running, it felt great! Maybe it was the fact that I've lost a few pounds this week, or maybe it was because it was still early and cool (I've been training in the heat of the afternoon). Whatever the reason, I felt strong through the first four miles.
When I finished mile four, I made a decision to ease up a bit. I wasn't feeling particularly tired, but I wanted to save something for the rest of the weekend. Mile five was about a 9 minute mile pace. Towards the end of the fifth mile I looked at my watch and realized that I was on pace for a PR. No way!
The next mile plus was back up to my original pace and I got my PR. The previous 10K PR on my Garmin was also set during a brick workout (52:17). Hmmmm...what is up with that?
Brick Workout - Run by tpengilly at Garmin Connect - Details
Ok, maybe I am a little bit crazy. After I got home from my run, I popped in P90X Shoulders & Arms and went through about 20 minutes of the DVD (skipping the warmup).
|In-and-Out Bicep Curls|
|Why are you taking my picture?|