My bike was very happy to hit the road again! Weeee!
I had a 2.0 mile run scheduled as a â€œrecovery runâ€ following Fridayâ€™s 17.0-miler, but my legs feel a little sore, so I decided to bike. If youâ€™re new to the blog, I was obsessed with biking for a short stint in April â€“ June. I rode about 45 miles a week, and I completed a Metric Century (60 miles).
I rode because my doctor said it was safe for my knees, but the instant my physical therapist cleared me to run after my injury, I was off the bike and running 100%. Itâ€™s my true love. 🙂
â€¦ But now Iâ€™m thinking I might integrate a day of biking into the last 10 weeks of marathon training! I forgot how fun biking is.
I took the bike out on a 17.0-mile stretch near the Orlando International Airport. There is no development in the area because of OIA, so there is little traffic.
Plus, thereâ€™s wildlife:
A fox? Hmmm. I didnâ€™t see any gators this time, though!
I was surprised to see how hard it was to bike 17.0 miles! I thought it would be a snap because Iâ€™ve been running so much, but I think the bike just uses different muscles in different ways â€“ it was challenging!
Plus, it was really fun to play with my bike gear and bicycle again! 🙂
Here are my statistics:
- Distance: 17.0 miles
- Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes
Iâ€™m thinking about swapping out one day of running (a shorter 3 â€“ 4 miler) with one day of biking. Currently, I run 29 â€“ 30 miles a week and run 4 days a week. Do the experienced marathoners have any thoughts?
Before my ride, I had Grape Nuts with a banana:
And dinner was a weird mix, but what I was craving: roasted carrot, polenta, ketchup, and corn on the cob. Plus, a HUGE, SQUISHY slice of Farmersâ€™ Market garlic bread. It has butter cooked into the center â€“ yum.
And a glass of OJ:
And two Twix. Oh, Halloween candy!
Itâ€™s a little early to be done eating (this time change is screwing me up!), so Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll have
another small snack of fruit or PB toast a giant bowl of cereal before bed.
Have a great night!