Tuesday, October 7, 2008

This week has started out good again as I continue to follow the "make it up as I go" training plan.
Sunday I got on the bike and blasted off 20 miles in 1 hour which surprised me given that I have not cycled all that much. I will try and get a few more miles in over the next little while and with cooler weather coming it will be easier to jump on the trainer.
Monday I hit the pool for a 1,800 metre workout. Nothing too spectacular other than I was feeling pretty good in the water and I am actually making sure I get at least 400 metres of drill work in.
In the evening I deferred to the treadmill and blasted off 5.1 miles in 33 minutes. I'm not really sure where that came from or why I felt a need to run that fast, but it happened. I think I got carried away playing with all the features on the treadmill and before I knew it I had the thing cranked up to 10.1 MPH! It was fun though and I suffered no ill effects and today I followed up with a nice 8 mile trail run in just over an hour. It was a blustery fall day, but I managed to duck out of the wind by sticking to the trails.
Tonight I did a real easy spin on the bike and did about 12.5 miles in 35 minutes. The legs were a little tired but I kept the gearing light and just kept spinning.
So thus far the week has went well!
Tomorrow we start the ominous task of hunting for a new house. With an offer pending on our place it is time to actually start looking at where we want to live in Town. We have narrowed down the price range so we will start there. It looks like housing prices are softening a bit so it should be a bit of a buyer's market. We have 5 to look at tomorrow night and probably at least that many again on Thursday, so we will be busy!
Have a great day!


Love2Run said...

I wouldn't want to try to keep up with you on an easy run. Good luck with the house hunting!

Grellan said...

5.1 miles in 33 minutes - and on a treadmill!!!. You need a race.