Time to pick it up, adding one more element to my training plan! A run off of my long bike on Saturday morning.
Yes, it's mid May and I am still using my trainer for my long bike rides. I prefer to keep it this way for another month or so, maybe occasionally heading out on the road. A few reasons for this...
- I can focus on my efforts and not the cars or the crazy drivers that are texting around me.
- There's no coasting, stopping at lights, or waiting on cars on the trainer. My legs move the entire time.
- I can hook up to my Kinetic Fit and monitor my heart rate zones for training.
- I can begin my ride at 4:30 am, ride for 2 hours while it's dark, hop off and run outside with the sunshine and be back in time for breakfast with the family (this is a priority). Not only that but it's a quiet world at this time in the morning, my calm before the storm...peace. It seems crazy but it's what I need to begin my day on the right foot.
For the triathletes out there, here is my workout for this particular day...
20 minute warm-up staying in heart rate zone 2-3
2 x 6.2 miles at zone 3.5/3 minutes of recovery zone 2
4 x :20 FAST (120 rpm), :40 recovery (90 rpm)
3 x 8:30.00 zone 4.2-4.5, 2:30.00 recovery zone 2-3
Run off the bike for 50 minutes
It's Monday now, my only rest day!