90 minute bike ride around SLC. started at liberty park, climbed up sunnyside to the zoo, turned onto wasatch drive, went down into sugarhouse, rode around the millcreek area forever, then headed back to liberty park via highland drive. it wasn't the most scenic route ever, and it wasn't terribly fast, but i am still getting a feel for what i can do (i'm not good at it and i don't have a cool speed suit). i know the key to maintaining fitness will be hills, hills, hills. the plan is to ride 90 minutes or more in the mornings, with longer rides on the weekends. on the days that i get done with work at a reasonable hour, i will either pool run or cross train for 30-60 minutes and lift weights. hopefully i can manage 3 x a week for PM workouts.
90 minute bike ride up city creek canyon. the bulk of the workout occurred while i was trying to get to the canyon via the steep hills in the avenues. i was breathing so hard and riding so slowly. when i finally made it to the canyon it was a great ride and a beautiful morning.
i didn't have much time this morning, so i spent 30 minutes on the elliptical and then lifted weights (the ones that i can -- some of them i can't do because it hurts my leg. and that's counterproductive). i also did plank, back extension, bridging and a few other random core exercises.
PM - 40 minute bike ride after work. i became frustrated with this whole injury thing after spending all day limping around at work (it's impossible to use my crutches there). i sort of fell into self-pity mode. i am trying to stay positive, but there have been a few waves of negativity, and i am sure there will be more. i decided i would fight it off with a bike ride. it really helped me to feel better -- just needed some time to think. despite the storm that blew through earlier, the evening was really nice, and the sunset was awesome. june is the best month.
60 minutes on the elliptical. drat! i don't like it. weights and core.
heading to provo this afternoon for the UV races tomorrow. it looks like the weather will be perfect for curbside cheering and pirate limping. really though, i am very excited to see how these races unfold -- both the half and the full are loaded with talent, and i think there are a lot of runners out there who are ready for some big PRs. best of luck to everyone running.
AM - this morning i tried my hand at capturing the UV races via my new flip camera. i had a lot of fun with it, but i am definitely not very good at it. below is what i pieced together from both the half marathon and the full marathon. i tried to get as many finishers possible, but admittedly i missed a few here and there because the finish line was just too darn exciting and i kept losing focus on my task at hand. i was able to get the finishers from 1:05 - 1:30 of the half, and 2:19 - 3:15 (carina!) in the full. it was a great day today -- unbelievable times and strong races all around.
PM - 2 hour bike ride. city creek canyon. my leg is feeling good and i am no longer using the crutches. yay...