01 May 2012

cardio | bike commute (exploring under I-5)

I'm in some training for work all week long so other than the gym in the AM and riding to and from the training I think this will be a somewhat unremarkable week. Unremarkable except for the fact that my sleep has been shit lately. Last night I woke up at 3:30 and that was it, I could not fall back asleep. Dang.
My legs were pretty darn tight this morning and slowly working them out with a zero-impact cardio machine felt pretty good.

One the way home I was looking for a novel way to go and suddenly found myself on Airport Way. Then I found myself on the dirt under I-5. So I just kept exploring.

What an eye opener…!

I always knew objectively that people lived under the freeway and had seen some go here and come from here but had never been this close. As I rode north the density of tents and bed rolls kept increasing and suddenly around Massachusetts there were about 20 men milling around. Feeling like an idiot I opted to turn around here and found my way back down to Airport Way and headed home.

Here are some things I saw.
  • A Honda generator!
  • Massive tents, like sleeping eight people big.
  • Barbeques.
  • A tree that was surrounded by soiled toilet paper. Was this the designated 'poop tree'?

Sleep 5
Waking HR
Body Weight
Body Fat
Workout Food water
Time of Day cardio - 5:30 AM
Workout Type active recovery
Course cardio - elliptical trainer, 12 incline, 12 resistance
Time cardio - 30 min
Pace cardio - 140-160 rpm, heart rate was in the low 130s by the end
Equipment Town Bike

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