It seems the touch football game on Wednesday didn’t make for much of a “rest” day. Despite the gloomy, wet weather, we had 11 very active players running back and forth for well over an hour. JT and I both spent Thursday in varying degrees of sore, sleepy, and ravinously hungry. Oh well; at least it was a good workout and a lot of fun running around with some nice work friends.
Yesterday, neither of us were in any particular mood to run, so we substituted a bike ride for the trip to the track. There’s a nice bike path that runs due North from our neighborhood and conviently passes several restuarants, including a Chipotle, after right at 6 miles. We rode up, had a nice dinner, and rode home, taking a scenic detour through a park along the way.
Bike 13 miles at a comfortably hard pace – no drills
I realize that biking is not running. But it does work several important leg muscles (I particularly feel it in my quads), so I fee like there is reasonable evidence that biking should make me a better/stronger/faster runner. Probably.
The plan for today’s workout, and potentially the rest of the weekend, is to head back to the track for another round of intervals. I felt pretty good after my first set of intervals (W2:D2), and I am hopeful that my legs and lungs will continue to feel good after another few rounds.