Each year the YMCA holds a cycle-thon for their open doors campaign. This year I joined in again and took it as an opportunity to also get my Saturday workout in since I knew of some challenges in the weekend ahead.
Here is how it went down –
BIKE - 2 hrs 15 min. – with a dash of 3 different instructors the time flew by! Having the bikes outside was such a treat. Each instructor tossed in tons of intervals, long climbs, and hard efforts. I made each and every effort count… just ask my legs..ha!
5 min transition and off I went on my run
RUN - 45 min. – there is a beautiful path that connects from the YMCA that leads you down into our city park. How could anyone not love the scenery surrounding you here? I went by my regular watch and not my Garmin. How freeing this was! I settled into a pace that felt somewhat comfortable and maintained it the entire run.
This was definitely one of my favorite training session to date. I all but ate my right arm off on the drive home. Scott had some new healthy casserole waiting when I arrived home. I ate 2 large portions. YUM!
Something new this weekend in training –
1 hour continuous swim with minimal rest. A somewhat simulated open-water session – but in a pool setting. Any guesses on how far the hour will get me?