I love hosting this link-up with Deborah (from Confessions of a Mother Runner)! If you write a fitness-based blog, you're invited to join the party. The link-up opens at 8:00AM (EST) on Sundays and remains open through noon on Monday. We love reading about everyone's weekly fitness endeavors, training highlights (or low lights) and race recaps. We ask that you link back to both hosts, and we encourage you to read/comment on the other linked blogs as well...please don't link-drop & dash ;-)
Anyways, here's what went down in my little world of fitness this week:
With the century ride happening on Wednesday, Amy and I bumped-up our usual hilly bike path ride to Monday after work. Seriously, the wind was almost MIA (2mph!) and we almost didn't know how act. I got brave and brought the new Garmin along for the ride (see what I did there, LOL)...so now I have some stats to reference.
I had an arm workout on the schedule (as part of the 4-week Arms with Tunde program, via Peloton). As luck would have it, the triceps felt much better by end of day, but this workout was biceps-focused. Win-win!
So, a very out-of-the-ordinary week for me, but that's all good. I like my "usual" routine, but I also LOVE mixing things up now and then. Running took a major hit this week (ummm...six miles, LOL), but walking was on-point with 18. Obviously, this was very much a biking-dominated week...how do 180 miles in the saddle grab you? Amazingly, my "saddle" region is feeling good despite what it had to endure this week (anyone who has done a lot of cycling, in a short period of time, will know what I'm referring to). The Hot Five core challenge is going well (two weeks are done) and Tunde's Arms program also has two weeks completed. With all the biking this week, I opted to pass on any other lower-body work.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. What can I say? Tangerine and turquoise go well together. Throw in some distressed denim and funky sandals, and I'm all set for a beautiful summer day.
Sigh. Remember this special lily? I made a point to stop by and sniff and admire it every time I was returning from a run, walk or bike ride the past week or so. When we returned from RAGBRAI Saturday afternoon, two of the blossoms were no longer. I know they'll return next summer, but it's a bummer they can't last just a bit longer.
So, that's it for this week! I came, I rode, and I conquered.
How was your week? Did your temps take a bit of a nosedive, too? Would let your running take a (brief) backseat to another sport? Have you ever taken on a century ride?