Before dinner last night I had the opportunity to exercise outside in the daylight. No, I am not a vampire... I just have 4 kids. It is rare that my husband is home to take over with the kids early enough for me to see the light of day when working out. It was so weird. I needed sunglasses.
I was supposed to do some hills according to my new workout plan that awesome Jill helped me out with, but there are no hills right where I live and not enough time to drive to hills and back before the kids needed to go to bed. I was also concerned about the amount of "hard work" I was jumping into affecting my hip. So I improvised.
How to exhaust my legs without banging on my hip?
So that's what I did.
My first no-joke brick. Although the distances might, perhaps, be a joke to some of the triathletes who don't ever read my blog anyway ;-)
I left the compound and went out on the Bay Trail. It was as windy as a bad word. There was a cross-tailwind on the way out ... which, of course, translated into a cross-headwind coming back :( I rode the bike for 33 minutes.
I need more ballast. I am skinny and weak.
Wind is not my friend. Whose friend is wind... besides sailors and these guys?
I dashed out the door and ran 4.5 miles.
A-hahahhahaha... now I really get it.
I was up to my waist in wet concrete for the first mile or so... yet my footfalls were so loud :P
I ran inside the compound... my 0.75-mile loopy-loops... here are the solid splits for each 0.75-mile lap...
7:21... had to yell at my kid for going "out of bounds" in the neighborhood
7:22... had to "escort" same kid part of the way home for same reason
43:37 for 4.5 miles (9:42/mile)
I ate that brick for dinner...
What did YOU eat?