A Bit Off
I headed out at 6:30am. 10 minutes from home, I looked down at my heart rate monitor and saw two dots where my heart rate should appear….the dots that mean no signal from the chest strap...which means dead battery. You’ve got to be kidding me! I made a quick turn-around in the parking lot of the Moose Lodge and headed back home to change the battery.
At this point, I considered calling it a day….thinking maybe there was a reason I wasn’t jazzed about this ride. But I changed the battery and headed back out…. wondering what would be next. However, the next four hours went by without any further delays….other than a few nature breaks. I ended up with 70 miles at an average heart rate of 152. I did a short, VERY hot, 20 minute run off the bike and was glad to be finished. The rest of the afternoon was spent mowing the lawn…which has been neglected the last few weeks.
Overall, training is going good. I’m a bit tired, but I suppose that’s to be expected. I’m ready for a rest week, but won’t get one for a couple more weeks.
I have two more weeks to go in the bike block and then I get an easy week.
Tomorrow is my day off and I’m looking forward to it.
Totals for the last two weeks:
Swim: 4.8 miles
Bike: 319 miles
Run: 27 miles
Core: 45 minutes
Hope everyone has a great 4th!