Training Day: 47
Miles: 6 (fast finish)
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
Weather: Cloudy, mid 40s
Activity: Yoga (hips), rock climbing
How It Felt: The yoga felt so great. I did 45 minutes instead of 35 minutes, and the extra ten minutes was delicious. The run felt pretty damn good! And rock climbing was physically demanding, but fun and a great workout.
Commentary: I put off doing yoga this entire week. I meant to do it Monday, but then I didn’t. On Tuesday I decided to do Body Pump instead. Yesterday, I did PT, got some things done around the house, and then fucked off. No yoga. After doing yoga this morning I can’t help but wonder why I ever push it off.
Part of my productivity yesterday was adding to my workout room. My friend came over and helped me locate the ceiling stud (aka joist, but I like saying stud) to mount my TRX anchor on. Now I can finally use my TRX strap! I even found a YouTube channel with a bunch of TRX workouts so I don’t have pay for the TRX subscription.
Two of my friends at work bought a spin bike from Costco. I have wanted a spin bike for ages. Especially now that I have a mountain bike and no uphill power in my legs. So, last night I went to Costco and bought one.
The bike came with a one-year iFit membership, which I figured I’d check out. It supposedly has spin classes, and you can also plot a course using Google maps where it shows you the Google street view as you ride. And it adjusts the resistance automatically, which I think s super cool.
I also have my Les Mills app, which has three different types of spin classes. And I can bring those up on the TV in my workout room. Well, I can bring up iFit on the TV too…
Anyway, my run this morning was pretty awesome. It was five easy miles and then one mile fast to finish off the run. I felt damn good during the easy miles, contrary to what my watch might say about my performance condition. That last mile was faster than I thought it would be.
I did the last mile in 8:46, which is what I ran my 1.5 mile run for my Navy fitness test a decade ago. Instead of wishing I was in my 20s again, I’m happy with my pace. It’s a good pace now. And according to my watch, my lactate threshold is improving, so that’s cool. I’ll probably never be as fast as I was a decade ago, but I can keep improving.
After my run I went to a co-worker’s house. On Saturdays, he and another co-worker get to watch college football. I went for the food, not the football. First, I had biscuits and gravy with kielbasa. Then I had chili with cornbread with a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie for dessert. Not vegan, totally fat kid, and 100% worth it.
Before hitting full food coma status, I left and met a friend at the rock gym. We hadn’t talked since January, but I saw him running just as I finished my run. It was great to see him and catch up, and we had a blast climbing.
Then I went home and changed to meet friends for dinner and axe throwing. We ate a delicious Italian restaurant, and I stuffed myself, yet again. Axe throwing was fun and hilarious because we kept trying to throw the axes different, goofy ways. Sometimes they stuck, most of the time they didn’t.
All in all, it was a busy and super awesome day where I did all things. Maybe sticking around town for the weekends isn’t all that bad after all!
Endlessly seeking adventure.