I’ll open with excursion around the bay by Great Big Sea. Have a listen to some good ole drinking music, and feel free to pour up a double dark and dirty while you check out my first post in just under a week.
Like I said, Not Just Gravy, Biscuits and Gravy ! I’m not talking southern cookin, although I do miss the good eatin from my Houston days. No I am talking about my weekend. Stay with me, I’ll fill you in.
If you remember my last post, the plan was to cap off a tough training block with a 4 day, extended long weekend featuring a trip out of town to my wife’s home.
After a hard week which included a 20k ITT, the Paradise Sprint, a 40k tempo ride and a 2.5 hour brick session on Canada day, I planned to not sweat it if I did nothing for 4 days. I planned to take my swimming and running gear, but I really considered any working out as gravy.
As it turned out, on Friday, the morning after we arrived, wifey wanted to go for a run on the nature trail. The trail circles the island, and it is a meandering up and down combination of boardwalks, stairs, as well as pure country trails cut out of the woods complete with rocks and tree roots.
Just to put it in context, one of the boardwalks features no less than 100 stairs that go up from about 20 feet above sea level. If you can picture that kind of a climb, multiply it by 4 on the way out. After about 17 minutes, we reached a convenient turnaround point and headed back for another 4 climbs. Yes, the hills went up, and down. The final tally was a total of 8 hill climbs in 36 minutes. That was the gravy.
The biscuits came the next morning when we did it again. My legs were toast, and I was tickled to get in not 1, but 2 quality run workouts.
So that was my weekend work, and I am now back and in full swing. For those checking back eager for an update, here it is, welcome back.
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