Monday, April 23, 2012

Out on the road bike

I got out for my first road bike ride of any substantial length this weekend with my friend, Colleen.  She is training for the DALMAC (a multi-day bike tour), so she has been riding lots of miles.  I was a little nervous about jumping right in to a 40 mile ride, which is on the short side for Colleen, but it worked out just fine.  My quads were definitely getting tired in the last few miles, but I was very happy with the pace that I kept.

It was a gorgeous, if slightly cool, spring day.  We took off from Colleen's apartment in downtown Grand Rapids and rode north through Riverside Park up to the White Pine Trail.  It was sunny and dry.  It felt great to push the pace on our road bikes.  This is really the only cross training I've done in my preparation for the trail half next weekend, so it was a welcome break from running.

After the race next week, Colleen and I will plan to ride together once every week or two.  Fun!

This week:

Friday, April 13, 2012
Walked 1 mile through parks in SC taking pictures.

Sunday, April 14, 2012
Run 14.13 miles
I felt like I was dragging sometimes, felt great other times.  The last few miles were tough.  Total time - 2:21:30.  Avg mile - 10:00.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Run at Cascade Park with my coworker, Anagha
Walk 1 mile, run 1 mile, 2x2:00, 2x3:00, 2x4:00 aerobic intervals (total 3 miles), run 1 mile.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Bike 38.8 miles
Great day to ride with Colleen!  Good pace, only felt tired in the last few miles.

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Run 1.2, walk 0.8 with the hubby
He's slowly getting back into exercising after back and hamstring issues.

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