This morning I was reading the lovely Rose's blog and saw a workout she completed last week. She called it the "I'm Bored Workout," but I would prefer to call it the "I'm More Hardcore Than You Workout." At first I assumed she was crazy, but 20 seconds later I wanted to try it myself.
And then I remembered I was but a mere mortal. Her workout (here) is way more badass than mine, but I adjusted it slightly (read: made it easier and shorter) and it was still pretty intense. My revised version was as follows:
1 mile run (10:00 pace)
3 miles biking
2 mile run (8:57 pace)
6 miles biking
2 mile run (8:30 pace)
3 miles biking
Holy crap. That's a lot - especially for a Monday. We have some free trial to HBO for a couple of days so I watched most of a terrible movie during the workout and that made the time go by much faster.
Total: 5 miles of running in 44:50 and 12 miles of biking in 46 minutes.
Tim came home halfway through my workout tonight and brought a bag of salt and vinegar chips with him. I assume that if I workout for 90 minutes I need snacks midway, right? Salt + carbs = perfect for a sweaty workout. I officially don't mind if he interrupts my workouts as long as he brings snacks.
Since my legs now feel like lead, I'm sporting some serious compression gear.
I read this article a few days ago about compression gear and it got me all confused. I love compression socks and shorts. If you asked me, I would swear they work. I don't think they make me run faster or anything, but they help my legs to feel better after long runs or tough workouts. The article basically said that unless you're an elite athlete, compression gear is worthless. What do you think?
Do you ever eat unusual food during a workout?
I've eaten some different things for long runs if I'm out of chews or gels. Candy, chips, crackers, rice...anything with carbs normally. I probably didn't need a handful of chips for this workout, but...why not?
Do you swear by any compression gear? Or do you think it's all in your head?
Sometimes I think I can feel a difference in recovery with compression socks vs. without compression socks, but honestly it's not dramatic. They're really good at keeping my feet warm, though, and making me feel like a badass runner. So I'll keep wearing them.