Here is my game. With most things fitness related just as I begin to see improvement somehow I quit, stop, slam on the breaks and move on. My intentions are always good but for some unexplainable reason this has become a repeated pattern.
I recently received and dove into Selen Yeager’s book – Every Woman’s Guide to Cycling. This book if fantastic with several detailed plans depending on what your goal or time of year of training you are in is. In short I have selected an 8 week plan for the off-season training which will incorporate strength training and RUNNING. All of this is done without the need of a gym (only one set of 8 or 10 lbs hand weights). How easy is this..right?
So last night was the first night. I figured out all of my HR zones (again) and placed the 60 minute workout in front of me on my trainer in my garage. If you recall I was moving right along with this type of HR training before (and liked it) and then stopped…. for what reason I am not sure. Did the same with YOGA about a year ago. Anyway, I quickly fell into the workout and the time flew by. Although I hit zones 1-4 I was in zone 3 for the longest section for a steady 20 minutes. Following the ride I did the complete weight training/core routine she lays out which lasted 25 minutes. I recall thinking that it seemed rather easy until I woke up this morning and can feel it in my ribs and across my chest.
So I am committing to this Eight Week Program that will bring me all the way to the first week of January. Should start into the new year with some improved cycling and a nice strong running base.
To mix things up for fun Scott and I are joining some friends and going mountain biking on Saturday. Since I have not been in years the announcement that it will be a 15 mile social in nature pace seemed perfect. Did I mention the water falls?
Life is GOOD.