Today is a(n unplanned) DOR and Friday is a (planned) DOR, so I'll be doubling up sometime in the next 4 days to get all the training in. Maybe I'll do something Friday morning to get all the training in. Because I didn't do anything today, I thought I'd recap yesterday's brick.
I was planning on doing an easy 4 miles but decided to do my 60 min bike - 30 min run instead. What I can say is, it was a pretty good workout. What I can't say is that I pushed myself as hard as I could on the stationary bike as I would have on a real bike outside. Maybe that's a good thing. It is recovery week after all.
The run was a run on a treadmill. Not unpleasant, but not the way I'd like to spend my runs.
Here are some of my observations from the gym:
Some people go to the gym to be looked at. (I will never understand this.)
Some people like to run faster than they can on the dreadmill. The guy next to me was running at 6.0 (~10 min/mile right?) and every once in a while he'd grab on to the handrails. And by every once in a while, I mean once every 2-3 minutes. Why don't you just run your comfortable pace. Or if you're trying to push yourself, a little faster than your comfort pace? You don't impress me if you grab the handrails. You'd make me laugh if you ate belt because you wanted to run faster than you can.
Some people still don't wipe off their equipment. Ick.
I really like training outside.