Man it has been a tough week, mainly because the weather killed my plans. I wimped out a bit too, the cold winds and temps kept me from the outdoors – only got out once. I generally don’t mind the cold, just couldn’t do it. I still put the time in, but it is not the same and quit boring. I tried to align my runs with the TV guide or picked out a good DVD to watch. Nothing beats the outdoors, not even ROCKY. I shouldn’t let the cold stop me though.
My original goal for Saturday was to run 27 miles with 4,500’ of gain at Lookout, but icy roads and cars scar me a bit. So I spent three hours on the Elliptical in three separate sessions. It wasn’t the same as my plans, let’s just call it a recovery week. I focused on my heart rate and breaking it into multiple sessions made it quite tolerable.
Session 1: One Hour with Average Heart Rate 145
Session 2: One Hour with Average Heart Rate 162
Session 3: One Hour with Average Heart Rate 155