Weekend Bike Ride

Saturday: 16 mile bike ride (1:56:03) 

Sunday: 45 minute yoga (YogaDownload – HardCORE workout)

Since my calf injury and running in pain last Tuesday, I took the rest of the week off and skipped my long run of 16 yesterday.  Kinda freaks me out that I skipped my 4, 8 and 16 mile runs for week 11 of my marathon plan, but I know it’s all for the best.  I decided to ride my bike next to Colby for his 16 mile run on the rail trail yesterday.  Our marathon is on our local “rail trail”, which is a 21 mile long trail along old railroad tracks that starts in PA and crosses over the boarder to MD.  Our marathon will be 13.1 out and back that finishes up at one of our college’s tracks.  It is nice that there is no traffic, it is completely flat and you can train on the race course.  The only downside is the gravel surface that Colby and I think slows us down a bit.

Remember my little girl bike?? It is a “Specialized Hard Rock” with adult sized wheels and a youth sized frame I’ve had since I was about 13 years old.  I know, I could probably upgrade.

Ready to go ride… and it was COLD!  We left the house early and I quick grabbed my running gloves and extra zip jacket.  Good choice because I was freezing the whole time.  I ended up wearing both zip jackets and gloves and wish I had my winter headband.

Cute views from the road.

I almost completely wiped out trying to take a picture of Colby running while riding my bike and holding my iPhone.  I actually laughed out loud and was happy nobody was around me.

YogaDownload is having a Spring sale (30% off everything) that ends tonight.  Download yourself a new video or podcast.  I downloaded a few new free 20 minute videos/podcasts and bought a new 45 minute “HardCORE” workout that had me sweating this morning.  I used to stay away from the workouts that are “audio only” because I thought I wouldn’t know what I was doing.  There is always a PDF “pose guide” that goes along with the workout.  I think I prefer this now because it is less distracting than watching a video.  I like having the pose guide up on my computer as the audio plays.  I also like looking at the pose guides before I download a workout to get an idea of what it will be like.

(pose guide)

Also, check this lady out:

LOVE her blog and thought this video on a post about her awesome abs was really great! I can’t wait to try out some new poses for core strength!


Posted on April 1, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love that you still have your bike from when you were 13! Here’s hoping you heal up quickly and can resume marathon training!

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