Went to the gym in the morning and hit the IMA for a spin on an Expresso exercise bike at lunch. For some reason I'm still not feeling the urge to run so I figure best not to fight it. I did a lot of miles last week so this might just be a good thing for me? Listen to your body and all that.
On the bike I chose this very mellow course. Mellow in that there were no crazy steep climbs. For a change. It was the right call. I started out just cruising. There is a little marque at the bottom of your screen and so while you ride you get all kinds of stats. Once is the leader board and first place looked hopelessly out of reach - I think it was about four minutes faster than my PR on this route. But funny how things change once you get moving.
My 'steady' pace was not that slow and by the half way point I was at least 30 seconds up on my PR.
ASIDE - another cool feature of this bike is you get to ride against your PR 'ghost' every time in addition to a generic pacer so you always see how you are stacking up that day.
With perhaps five miles left I guess I got inspired and picked up the pace. Right away I was one minute up on my PR so kept pushing. Soon I was two minutes up and with about two miles left I started to entertain thoughts of beating the leader but it turns out that wasn't going to happen. Still, by the end I took two minutes off of my best time. It felt good to good hard.
On a whim I weighed myself before and after this ride. Water continues to amaze me. And surprisingly, I am keeping off the weight that I lost while sick for more than the two days I predicted! I'm okay with that.
|Body Weight||6:00 AM - 178 lb.|
12:00 PM - 180 lb.
12:45 PM - 178.5 lb.
|Workout Food||core - water|
|Time of Day||core - 5:15 AM|
trainer - 12:00 PM
|Time||core - 45 min|
trainer - 38:37
|Distance||trainer - 13.5 miles|
|Equipment||trainer - Expresso exercise bike|
walk - Garmin Fenix