|1.||something that seduces or has the quality to seduce|
|2.||the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid; "he felt the temptation and his will power weakened"|
|3.||the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire|
I went down the stairs, but I couldn't hit the roads. Not today, not this week. This week is to let my hip heal no matter how good it feels; no matter how tempted I am to just put in a few miles. I had to go grind it out on the exercise bike again.
When I got to the exercise room, someone was on the bike (he was probably going about 30 RPM's and had the resistance set on level 1, but I won't go off about that right now!). This made it all the more tempting to just go run. After asking him how much he had left in his 'workout' I went back up to my room for 15 minutes, and came back down the stairs. Again I had to make the decision not to run, even though everything was absolutely perfect for a run. Sixty degrees, light breeze, sunny...
Resisting temptation again, I got on the bike. But after being tempted by a real workout three times already, I wasn't content to just pedal for an hour; today was one good workout! I revved it up to level 12 resistance (out of how many, who knows), and started pumping. Most of the time I was going about 100-105 rpm's, except for my 10 minutes easy in the middle, and 5 minutes at the end.
I feel like I got a great workout in, but not nearly as good as if I had gone out and run today. I'm really starting to miss the feeling of a great run; its been over a week since I really got a good run in.
Time: 1 hour
Distance: 23.25 miles
Avg. Heart Rate: 153
Max Heart Rate: 172