It has been far too long since we cycled but I loved every minute of being on the bike. Fantastic weather helped as well as I hate cycling when it is too windy. My butt is feeling it now. Since losing weight I can fit into my smaller cycling knicks but man, there is a lot less padding there now and my butt bones certainly noticed the difference when we were out there this morning. We landed up doing just over 18kms which wasn't bad given how long it has been since we have had the bikes out and operational. So much so I had to pump my tyres up before we left !!!! Always an indication of just how long it has been since I have had my butt in the saddle.
I want to get in touch with our trainer before tomorrow night as I would like to focus on strengthening my legs in preparation for the running that I am going to start doing. We went to see friends last night and she showed me the Couch to 2km program - I would love to give that a try except I don't have 9 weeks until I run the Mother's Day race. Some tips she gave me from there were - only run 3 days per week and don't run 2 days in a row.
So, my plan is this :
Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday - run the 5.25 interval training that I have set up on Runkeeper
Tuesday, Thursday - training with PT
Friday/Saturday (whichever I don't run) - rest day
Sunday - cycling
Interchangeable as required depending on availability of PT as he has started a new job and occasionally isn't able to make it
Here's to success with the above training so that I can achieve my goal of running 4kms on 13th May (coincedentally - one day after my baby says goodbye to her teen years - how did those 20 years go by so quickly ?????????????????????). A leaves for Townsville tomorrow and will be away 2-3 weeks so I am going to have to really make sure that my self motivation levels are high - he is often the one who really manages to get me out there, doing what I want to do - there are times I just need a little bit of outside encouragement !!
Enjoy the last day of the Easter long weekend - whatever you are doing and wherever you are - go safely !
TFTD : People who love themselves are far more attractive than those who try to become attractive. Self-acceptance is perfectly compelling. - Alan Cohen