Saturday: 5 mile bike/run with my wife @ 8:01 pace. Well, this one wasn't a SUPER success but I covered the miles. I had some really dead legs, it was hot out, I wanted to be done, did I mention it was hot out? You know, THOSE types of runs.
Tuesday: 5 mile accidental MP run @ 7:27 pace. I wanted to redeem my craptastic run on Saturday with a medium hard effort on Tuesday. Success!! The kind of success that comes only once every other week.
Wednesday: 3 mile recovery run @ 8:10 pace. Sweet. glorious. recovery.
Isn't this possibly the worst graph ever? Basically (other than the turn around) I averaged somewhere between a sprint and a shuffle. Garmin, FAIL.
While I was really pushing it on Tuesday, I thought about some of the things I really forgot about while biking full time. Things like:
- Runners gut / runners trots / sour stomach: I don't really get this while riding the bike, but I get it fairly frequently while running.
- Wind resistance: It isn't nearly as bad while running. (Imma gonna math out on you for a bit) Sure, I'm clipping away at 8 mph while running, but if there is a 25 mph headwind, that means that it 'feels like' 33 mph. Strong, but not bad. However, if I have that same headwind and I am biking 20 mph, the feels like is a nightmarish 45 mph.
Creeping outSaying hi to the neighbors: While I am on the bike, it is all that I can do to stay upright. I'll fully admit that I have turned into a snob and don't waive very much at people. However, when I am running I turn into the neighborhood Wal-Mart greeter saying hi to everyone who comes within earshot.
- Not as much gawking: Because running covers a lot less ground, I don't get to see as much stuff along the way.
Those of you that bike, any other differences you'd like to call out?
Finally, Barefoot Angie Bee is in the running for a contest that actually isn't a random drawing! So, she needs some votes. Go vote! She is the one in the blue shorts who looks like she is wearing a nut cup (I believe that she called it a potato).
And now for the tease.... Make sure you check back on Friday. I've got a VERY funny and slightly confusing Funny Foto Friday post spooled up!!