Last night I did a brick, which had had to cut short due to darkness. I did 18/4.5 and it was hot and humid out, not to mention windy on the bike.
Time : 1:54:12
Dist: 18 mi/4.5 mi
HR ave/max: 165/179
It was a tough workout due to the humidity. I felt like my skin was suffocating in sweat. I had to walk the steepest hill, mostly due to my skyrocketing HR. It took longer than normal for my HR to drop below 100, so I knew it was a tough workout and that was confirmed by my resting HR this morning. I know I should decrease my effort by about 10% when it's in the 90s with 90% humidity, but I never want to make a workout 'easy' when it's not supposed to be. And 16 mph on the bike and 9+ min/ mile running just don't feel like a real workout.
Resting HR: 58
So I did it - I posted my weight for the world to see. My racing goal is 135. I was supposed to run this morning, but it was thundering and lightning outside. And with my HR up 4% from yesterday, I shouldn't feel guilty about missing a run. But I still feel guily. Tonight I have 2000m in the pool, unless it's closed due to t-storms, then I'll probably go for an hour-long run. The high is 93 at 5 pm today, so a pool workout would be enjoyable.
Tomorrow am, DT and I have a 30+ ride planned and another co-worker might join us. Sunday DH and I are still planning on hitting the trails. Since they're mostly shaded, it should be cooler than running on the road.
1 day ago