Monday, February 23, 2009

Cu-ed Up

12:00 PM - BSC - Bike, 30:00.
65-70% effort throughout.

6:15 PM - Worcester - 7 miles, 50:00.

Tonight was my first time back to the An Cu in over a year for the weekly City Run, where I saw a lot of familiar faces and faced the old familiar challenge of dodging downtown traffic after dark. Got in a steady 3-mile effort in the middle of my 50-minute Monday run, nothing too hard but just enough to elevate the heart rate a little bit.

Speaking of which, I picked up one of these toys today, and the plan is to use it to better gauge my workout efforts, particularly on the bike. This is an entirely new approach for me -- heck, utilizing cross training as a form of training is still a new approach for me -- so it's going to take some figuring out. OK, a lot of figuring out. If anyone has some insight or advice, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!


That Runner Chick said...

you need an LT test!! then you get HR zones for the a recovery rate zone. are you going to run with it?? THAT would be crazy!

k.gwyth said...

did someone say cross training?!

maria conley said...

The bike is an excellent tool to cross train. It has worked for me. It gives the joints a break from all the pounding that running creates.

Anonymous said...

Wow, is it possible I'll have an occasional riding partner in the months to come?