Today was a "brick" workout. Brick is slang for bike and run. I was assigned to do an endurance ride of two hours-thirty minutes and a thirty minute run immediately after. I would like to point out that two and a half hours on the bike can be brutal on your butt bone!
Even with the calf sleeve, I was feeling the leg a lot more today. Frustrating! I had to walk for several minutes of the run. Which reminds me, when I run, I keep my eyes focused on the ground about 10-12 feet in front of me. Sometimes I move so slowly that I don't feel like I'm making much forward progress. I have to look to my side to see any movement. By the end of the bike ride I was starting to race my shadow as it seemed to be Peter Pan-ing me. Did 31 miles, not too bad. At about 1:30:00 in, a young guy blew past me so I took off for the race. I caught him to, but then my gas ran out. Sometimes I feel like an old race horse that has the spirit still, but not the stamina. Although, I guess I never really did have the stamina. I'm pretty tired.
Well, gotta get up at 4:00am to go to Pasadena for the Rock N Roll Mini Marathon and it's almost 1:00am now. I might need to walk it but we will see. Anyways, I made a little animated movie for you of the bike ride tonight. Feel free to submit it to the Academy Awards!