Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 25

This is going to be quick. Garmin Connect is being a PITA and the watch puked both of today's sessions to boot.

Anyway I actually managed to get out of bed early and ride the beast, my new name for the elliptical for 30 minutes this morning. It was a pretty good effort wit 5 minutes on 1, 10 minutes on 2, 10 minutes on 3 with my HR in the 130s followed by 5 minutes on 2 and 10 minutes on 1. It was steady and uneventful with some mellow music to drift into.

The added bonus was that I was showered in time to catch the IAAF World Championship women's 1500 meters, with Genzebe Dibaba crushing the last 800 and running away with the gold. Unfortunately it didn't go so well for the US ladies with Shannon Rowbury finishing 6th and Jenny Simpson finishing 11th after losing a shoe.

After a day in the cube farm it was back on the beast, this time for an hour. The plan for tonight was to keep the resistance at 2 the entire time save for the first and last 10 minutes which would be at 1. The goal hear was to shoot for faster turnover while keeping the HR in the 130s. I would have to say it was quite a success and I was happy with the result.

I'm also happy that the PF is feeling better although I still get an intermittent pain and have a tender spot in my heal. I really itching to run but I know I have to give it a few more days at least. I'd rather be 100% and will myself through the race than try to do it injured. Been there, done that with my first half; it was no fun running 13.1 with a screaming Achilles.

My only concern is that my legs aren't getting nearly the work they need but I'm still maintaining good aerobic training. If all else fails I'll just have to count on my heart, lungs and head to carry my legs. I know they'll be up to the task.

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