I don’t normally write posts about individual workouts, but this morning’s workout was so AWESOME I just wanted to share with my blogger friends!!!!
I had a Brick (a bike and then a run) workout planned – a 12 mile bike and a 3 mile run. Last night after work I was feeling dead. I had a 10K Saturday, a 24 mile bike ride Sunday, and a 3 mile run yesterday and I’ve been training hard for the last 4 weeks. Plus, it’s my first real training week in this HEAT and HUMIDITY. I was just exhausted and my legs felt like lead pipes, so I wasn’t exactly looking forward to my workout. Last night while walking the dog I said to Jim “man I’m not feeling this Brick tomorrow; I’m not sure if I’m going to get through it”.
But I set the alarm for 4:15 am anyway, with plans to get up and get it done. When the alarm went off I was still dead tired. I hit the snooze once, and then finally got up. I slowly dragged myself to the closet to get dressed. Once I got on the bike I was feeling better. I completed my 12 miles in about 47 minutes. Then it was time for the 3 mile run. I quickly switched shoes and grabbed my ipod. When I first started running I felt strong, really strong. I was surprised; usually I’m pretty sluggish after coming off the bike. Mile one beeped on my Garmin – 11:45 – Really? Cool! That’s a decent pace for me any time, but off the bike, that’s awesome. I was still feeling good so I decided to keep pushing it - Mile 2 – 11:29. Hmmm…wow, could I do better – Mile 3 – 11:03. My total time for 3 miles was 34:23 – an 11:27 pace overall…..with negative splits to boot!!
I seriously couldn’t have been happier – and a little bit surprised!! That was a great time for me no matter what. I know it’s slow to most of you but compare it to my 3 mile run the previous morning at a 12:30 pace, and my 10K on Saturday at a 12:30 pace. I did less than 11:30 – after a 12 mile bike! I just completed 2/3 of a Sprint Distance Triathlon before work….I was feeling really good. I don’t know where it came from honestly, I didn’t expect it, but it felt GREAT!! Masters Swim tonight – and I will have officially completed a Sprint Tri today J
Thanks for all the comments on yesterday’s post. I really appreciate all of the information!! You guys ROCK too!! I think I will do an extended post on cycling soon (not that I'm anywhere close to an expert) but there seemed to be alot of interest and questions from others.