18 April 2013

Howe Street stairs | bike commute

Stairs baby! Except today for some reason I could nut muster the will to run so walked every flight. I did walk them two-at-a-time and pretty fast (I lapped a 'runner' twice) but I am starting to feel 1) somewhat unmotivated to do stuff and 2) like I am not recovering very well.

Regarding recovery, it's pretty freaking obvious to me that I need to stretch and get massage. My legs are tight like guitar strings these days and so when I do have an off day or easy day they are not able to recover like they should.

So many things to do, so little time; same old, same old.

One nice thing about today was the sun rising while I was at the Howe Street stairs. It's a blast not doing the entire workout in the dark.

On the other hand today was pretty gray and I rode home in the rain for the first time in quite a while. At least it was not cold. And did I mention my weight is off the charts? Man, I had a handle on it after the holidays and these last two weeks it has been creeping up. Gotta get a grip.

Sleep 7
Waking HR  
Body Weight 7:30 AM - 183 lb.
Body Fat  
Workout Food stairs - large bottle w/2 scoops HEED
Time of Day stairs - 5:30 AM
Workout Type stairs - strength/intervals
Weather stairs - mid 40s, dry, calm
Course stairs - Howe Street
Time stairs - 1:02
Distance stairs - 17 flights (2.8 miles)
Pace 3:39/flight [This is faster than when I was alternating running with walking!]
Equipment stairs - Brooks Launch, Garmin fenix
commute - Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Garmin Edge 500
Clothing stairs - Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Brooks Podium SS shirt, Brooks Podium LS shirt
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