It was one pf those training days that although i was excited to get out there and train as the sun was up and the sky was blue....all geared up for a 3 hour ride....food in the pockets...water bottled filled and then a breeze.....then a bluster. I had wind in my face ....Why is it that in Central Oregon it seems to blow sometimes in every direction? I had a 4 hour headwind today. 3 hours on the bike and 1 hour of running into the wind....I almost walked the last 2 miles home but the ipod playlist kicked in with "Eye of the tiger".....you cannot stop when that song comes on. I remember miles 20-about 22 during the Ironman Canada race where a guy had the song repeating over and over on some big speakers in his front yard.
I need a beer and a rest now since tomorrow is planned as:
- RUN 1:40
- BIKE 0:50
- Right after your run, either indoors or out on the road (be careful if it's chilly outside -- stay indoors!). Hold your intensity between 60-70%, and maintain a cadence of 85-90rpm. Stay in your small chain ring to reduce stress and improve your recovery.