In my revised half marathon training program, on Mondays I’m changing things up with a cross training/bike day.
NOTE: I haven’t ridden a bike in a few years, so I wasn’t sure what to expect…
I dusted off the bike last night, inflated the tires, located my helmet, and went for a 1 mile test ride. It felt pretty good, so this morning was a “GO” (it’s true, you don’t forget.)
I checked out routes last night and planned an 8-mile loop course, hoping to cover in 45 minutes. At about mile 7.5 this morning, I was feeling good and still had about 10 minutes on the ride, so I extended to 10 miles – ending up with 10.2 in 45.3 minutes @ an average speed of 13.4 mph. Overall a good morning workout. I’m not sure I’ll do more than Mondays…maybe at some point.
One item noted for next time – it’s cooler on the bike than running: next time, I’ll grab a windbreaker.
Giddy – up!
Training Journal – 5/14/12:
- Current plan: Half-marathon program
- Today’s session: Cross Train: Bike Ride
- Comments: 10.2 mi in 45.3 min @ 13.4 mph – tomorrow, back to running!