Monday, April 30, 2007

Finally Got In a Bike Ride

As expected, Sunday turned out to be a rather hot day. When we left for church, it was already fairly warm and it was humid. Not a good sign. I had planned on doing a brick workout today (doing a bike ride followed by a run to simulate the triathlon), but because of the heat, did it backwards. As soon as we got home from church, I took off for a 6.2 mile run. I wanted to get that done before the afternoon really warmed up. I can tolerate heat much better on a bike because I can get a good breeze. When I got back from the run I was drenched with sweat. I really wanted to hop in the shower to cool off, but I knew if I did I would never get the bike ride in. So, I got my bike gear and took off on the bike. I ended up going 13.18 miles. I need to find a decent (and safe) place to get in some longer miles. It's not easy to get more than 15 in riding around the neighborhood. Anyway, I was glad I got them both in and didn't feel guilty last night as I sat down to watch tv for the evening.

Today was my swim day. I got in 2,000 meters which is my normal distance for a swim day. I think there is something going on with the pool, however, as after swimming last Wednesday and today I have developed a horrible cough. Last Wednesday it just lasted for the evening, so I hope that it will be gone tomorrow.

It's been raining here today and the forecast calls for rain most of the week. It looks like I may be getting on the stationary bike for some more bike miles this week. We'll see.

1 comment:

Shauna said...

Briana, I'm so glad that you have a blog! It's fun to see what you are up to with your training. I almost signed up for the Nike Marathon in October, too. I have a friend that lives in San Francisco and wanted to do it with me, but it's right around our anniversary, and Mike wants to spend airfare on somewhere together (it'll be 10 years in October). But, you'll have to tell me how it goes, because I really am interested in doing it one of these years. Great job on your run/bike. You are amazing! You inspire me to want to do a triathlon. Keep up the good work!