A new respect for triathlon training.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Yesterday, I decided that since I was going to the barn I may as well use it as a workout. So I rode my bike. It was a little over 10 miles and I run that quite frequently, so I thought it would be no big deal, right? Besides, when you ride a bike you get to go fast down hills and go faster on the flats.
I was right about everything, except I didn't think about going up the hills. Sure there were some hills on this route, but heck they didn't look so bad when driving. WOW, those hills sure look and feel different riding a bike then even running/walking them.
I'm happy to say that my stubbornness didn't allow me to walk my bike up any of the hills I encountered, but my bike was in first gear and my legs were screaming. I was amazed at how my inner thighs were feeling it. I expected the calves and quads, but not the inner thighs.
I had planned on riding home, but the oldest daughter wanted me to go on a run with her, so I called her and told her to come pick me up at the barn. I knew that I'd be in no shape to run if I rode another 10 miles home. Besides, it would be too dark to run at the damn.
It was a good lesson for me. I have a new respect for those that cross train and/or train for triathlons. I can only imagine how I'd felt if I added swimming to my exercise yesterday!
(ONEKIDSMOM, you came to mind!)
I hope everyone is able to get a "work out" in. Remember no matter how slow you go, you are lapping that person on the couch!