Oh no. Not me. Not even close.
The stationary bike.
I'm fairly certain I ground it down to the very last inches of its life. Then I started the second half of my workout.
Here's the damage report:
Time: 1 hour
Distance: 26.85 miles
Speed: 26.85 MPH (Just for you, Steve!)
Average HR: 161 bpm
Max HR: 175 bpm
"Why, Doug, why would you do such a thing to that poor bike?" you ask? I'm going to blame it on Again to Carthage, the sequel to Once a Runner. Last night I plopped down around 11 to read a chapter or two before going to bed. I finished the book around 2am, and couldn't believe three hours had passed, but it was worth every second of it! So I went to sleep, dreamt about running all night, then woke up and re-read the last three chapters -- it was that good! It left me so motivated I had no choice but to hammer that hard on the bike!
In short, its a story about a fictional runner, Quenton Cassidy, who was a Olympic silver medalist in the mile. He lives a normal life for a while, but gets back into running. I'll leave the rest up to you guys to find out, but its definitely worth a read!
In other news, I got a massage schedule for Thursday after my run to get some of the kinks worked out of these legs. I figure it'll be a good way to complement an easy week! And, as Marcy & Bill had to ask before, it is a perfectly legal massage.
And finally, some pretty freaking sweet news if you ask, um, anybody. My family's vacation this year? Yeah we're probably going to Hawaii. Hells yeah! Is there any better treat after my first year of graduate school? I think not!
Marcy - I'll talk about my weight if I want to, punk! Just remember, I'm playing a different game; I'm making what appears to be a feeble attempt to gain weight, not lose it!
Christine - I haven't taken time to learn a flip turn yet. With my crazy out of control kick, my heart rate is usually up to 180 BPM after 50 yards (similar effort to running a 6:20 mile, rather out of proportion!). Not much point in a flip turn if I can only swim down and back!
Bill - It is pretty crazy balancing three different disciplines at once, but extremely rewarding so far! The thing I really enjoy is that I'm already doing a pretty high volume, and feeling 100% injury free! I barely even get sore after days I do doubles, which really has me baffled. I can't be getting my fitness back that fast!