I promise, I have gotten in a couple of workouts in the past few days!
I spent part of Saturday getting my bike ready to ride. Sunday morning it was time to hop on! I loaded up my Garmin Edge 305 with a great workout called Improve Your Torque 101. The original plan had been to head over to Tara’s house Friday night and spin in her basement, but that plan wound up falling through. A storm blew through in the afternoon that turned roads in to skating rinks so by the time I made it home I wasn’t going anywhere. The workout looked like a good one though, so I ran through it on Sunday morning on my own in my garage. It was a lot of strength stuff – long single leg drills in a big gear and some intense gear pyramids – my favourite as opposed to high cadence spins! It was a great 65 minute workout.
As for the bike? Once I greased up the chain and ran it through its gears the shifting was really smooth. Overall the fit seems pretty good, although the seat feels like it is angled a little too far forward. I am loving the new ride, although I really wish the weather hadn’t turned quite yet so that I could have gotten in a test ride outdoors!
After I hopped off the bike I changed into running gear and went out for a quick 20 minute brick run. Okay, the duration of the run might have been quick, but my pace was not! It was still really icy out after Friday’s storm so I concentrated more on where my feet were going instead of what my pace was. Once my workout was done it was time to head off to the Grey Cup!
The weather on Monday was interesting… We had a really narrow window of time where it was actually nice outside. Luckily that window happened to be over the lunch hour.
I threw on some capris, a long sleeve top and a short sleeve top and took off on 5K out and back run. It was windy out…really windy… And this was probably my last chance to run in capris in Calgary this year. I can’t complain too much as November was a pretty phenomenal month here. The run went well. After I grabbed some food and went back to my office to stretch I took a look outside and all of a sudden it was snowing. Sunny one minute, white out conditions the next. Gotta love that crazy Calgary weather! At least I made it outside for my run at just the right time!
Sigh…I have come to the conclusion that I am not a 9 pm workout kind of girl. 5:30 am swim times agree with me a whole lot more, as by 9 pm I’d prefer to be in my pyjamas and gearing up for bed. Plus when you start to get poor road conditions due to snow the late night drive out to Cochrane actually scares the bejeebus out of me. Snow, deer that dart out in front of you…feel free to make fun but it really does scare me. So…sad to say…let’s call a spade a spade and just agree that I’ll be swimming in the mornings from now on. Sorry coach… :(