Ah, the bliss of running in Zone2 - NOT! I did not believe it could be so hard to run... slower! Oh, I know you are questioning me. But try it. When you have conditioned your body to maximize the time you have to run as many miles as you possibly can during a set time, heart rate zones mean NOTHING. I am not going to lie, marking down my 30 min Z2 run as 3 miles... was embarrassing. And truth be told, I probably was above Z2 85% of the run. I gave myself a break and realize that I have to condition myself to run in heart rate zones and that it will not happen over night. It did feel nice, but I know I will NEED this come race day.
IMLP Training Day 6 - Bike 1 hour Z2
What happens when all of your so called BFFs sign up for a morning Spin class with an awesome instructor and you cannot because you told your daughter that you would coach her basketball team? Bitterness - of course, and a trainer.
I got up and hopped on my trainer Saturday morning and vowed to stay in my HR zone (check) and ride for 1 hour. Oh the torture... mainly because the kid's choice of entertainment was the Fairy Odd Parents. UGH! It made me actually question why they felt this tv show was entertaining.
I limit my children's television time to around 2 hours a day. Of course, the tv is my best babysitter when I need to get things done, but I do try. At one point during my aero time frame (rotated every 10 minutes), I asked my son why he liked this show. His response, "Because it was silly." Agreed! He laughed at some of the funny parts while I was trying to ascertain why if limited this was the show he would choose to watch. I asked him again, and his response was, "I just want to wake up." Oh, I get it... it was mind numbing. Sort of like soap operas or that trashy LMN titilating drama that I just had to stay up and watch. Not sure I used that as an excuse when I was 8 though.
Finished ride: wanted to stop after 15 minutes, promised myself a smoothie at 35, cursed my lady parts at 45 and when the 60 minutes were over, I bolted for the shower. I cannot wait for the weather to be warmer so I can ride outside.
IMLP Training Day 7 - Run 45 mins Z1 to Z2
Long story short, large group run turned in to smaller group/solo run for an hour. It was cold and I felt good. The group was faster, a couple hung back for the first 2.5, but most took off the second 2.5. I ran probably in Z3, should have backed down more. But it was done.
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