Oh man, I am tired! I guess yesterday took a bit out of me because my usual little leg routine which does NOT involve any heavy weights was significantly more challenging than it has been lately.
Then I rode to work (for the first time since I hurt my ankle!) and my legs felt like lead.
So what does Martin do? He works out at lunch. Of course.
You guessed it, my legs felt super heavy on the elliptical trainer. It took me about 10 minutes just to not feel the lactic acid slosh around and I never could get going properly.
Oh yeah, my ride home was no better.
Oh well, I was still totally psyched (yes, I did just say that) to be RIDING MY BIKE TO WORK. And it was such a nice day out. I'll take it.
You might ask, why have you not ridden to work when you go hop on the Expresso exercise bike at lunch and go for rides on the weekend? The answer is I live that in-between distance from work where you don't want to get all geared up so my commuter of choice is my single speed town bike with platform pedals. It turns out that riding a single speed puts a lot of pressure on my ankle so I had three options.
- Build a commuter with gears and platform pedals.
- Get all geared up and ride one of my bikes that requires cycling shoes. And cycling shorts. And a cycling jersey.
- Wait until I heal up enough to ride my commuter.
You get the idea.
|Body Weight||12:00 PM - 181 lb.|
|Time of Day||weights - 5:00 AM|
elliptical - 12:00 PM
|Weather||AWESOME. It hit 60 in the afternoon and I was walking around in short sleeves.|
|Time||Elliptical - 30 min|
|Distance||Elliptical - 3.7 miles (whatever that means...)|
|Pace||Elliptical - 140 - upper 140s rpm, heart rate topped out in the mid 140s today|
|Equipment||Raleigh Mojave 8.0|