>> Tuesday, July 05, 2011
On Thursday, I put out the call for anyone who wanted to come do Kevin O'Connor's duathlon workout with me on Friday. I cleaned out the garage and got ready for Kris, Mark, and Anne to come over (the 3 "suckers" who I got to come workout with me).
Note: I've mentioned this workout before, and I love it. I was given this workout at the Gear West Duathlon Clinic last spring. I've done this workout 3 times last summer, and once earlier this spring: First on the track with Marie, then a shorter version with Matt, then I did it NEAR the track at St. Thomas, and finally I did it out of my garage early this year on a 40 degree day.
Friday was HOT! We ran some errands with little Henry in the heat of the day, and it was nearly 100 degrees. As I backed my car out of the garage before doing the workout, my car said it was 99 degrees:
Kris, Mark, and Anne showed up, and we got our bikes set up in the garage:
Notice the darkroom timer in the foreground to tell us when to do our intervals
Mark, Kris, and Anne on our warm-up
Mark, me, Kris, and Anne. Moments later, my shirt was off.
WU on trainer (mostly easy with few pick-ups): 8:36
1 mile run (85% effort): 2:56 / 3:06 = 6:02
That was fast, but it felt easy. For a moment, I thought I maybe still had a lot of speed in these legs. But soon, the heat and lack of of speed-work would zap me. Oh, and on the way back from the run, I met Kris heading out, and she said "Run fast!" as she pointed at the MAJOR black cloud heading our way! This heat was about to break, and it could be stormy!
Spin (30 hard, 30 easy): 9:37
1 mile run: 3:13 / 3:10 = 6:23
As I hopped back on my bike, a few CRAZY gusts of wind shot through, and the temp instantly dropped 15 degrees and the humidity was sucked out of the air! Thank God! The only downside was that I watched Mark get SLAPPED in the face with a bunch of gravel dust on the run. Ow. And gross.
Spin (30 hard, 30 easy): 9:36
1 mile run: 3:12 / 3:09 = 6:21
The biking was getting HARD! I commented to Anne that I was dropping down into gears I hadn't had to use earlier in the workout. My runs were feeling worse too. I know my slower times were partially due to the heat, but I had hoped to be running a little faster. Oh well... still a killer workout!
Spin (30 hard, 30 easy): 9:31
1 mile run: 3:03 / 2:57 = 6:00
None of us were sure that we were going to do 4 repeats, but we ALL did! Yay us! ;) The last one is always ugly, but it's important to get in that final, hard push.
1:04:05 total workout time
I grabbed a photo of Mark getting ready to start his final interval on the bike:
Why hello there, "vein of approval!"
Kris, Anne, and Mark on their final run through the alley
Anne and Kris (AKA "gluttons for punishment") dropped down to do
some core work as soon as they finished the workout. They be trippin.
Note to self: invite Anne around more often. ;)
Thanks for the Luna Bars, Team Luna Chix!
Hopefully back with a giveaway in a day or 2, and a triathlon race report next week!! The Life Time Fitness Minneapolis Triathlon is Saturday!!