Workout: 45 minutes on the bike trainer
Note: I was too lazy to post the single picture I took last night, but this picture from last week never made it on the blog. There you go.
My Monday training is usually at whatever level I want to go. I can (and usually do) do it easy. But I don't have to.
Last night I decided to play around with it. I warmed up a bit, then did gear ladders, sticking with each gear for a minute, then doing a minute at the next highest gear, until I hit the highest one. I did this a few times, with some normal biking in between. Then I broke 10 minutes up into five 2 minute chunks. I'd start each chunk doing a standing sprint at the highest gear, and hold it as long as I could. Once I pussed out I would ride normally until the 2 minutes were over. I could only hold the stand for 30 to 45 seconds, but I wasn't in a "push yourself HARD" mode. I could have gone for longer if I needed to.
My friends Marla and Andrew showed up right as I was finishing the bike, so I conned them into slowly jogging the dog for a mile to give him his exercise.
Then I did my homework, including pull ups, while they talked about the web series they're shooting. Life in L.A. is interesting.
For dinner we went to Vin Loi Tofu, a vegan place in our neighborhood. They were one of the caterers to our wedding, and the owner always remembers us. He started running two years ago, and swore he'd run one marathon and quit. Two years, nine marathons, and 16 half marathons later he's training for an Iron Man. This shit be addicting, yo.
I've been having exercise related minor anxiety dreams lately. Last night in my dream I was back in college, and there was a pool next to my dorm, but you weren't allowed to swim laps in it. The night before I stumble across a costumed relay run, where you changed costumes every 5k, and I was pissed I didn't get to sign up for it.