|Prawns off the BBQ|
Unfortunately (or fortunately as it turned out to be), it poured with rain on Monday night and when I woke at 5am on Tuesday I realised it was just too wet and unsafe to go cycling, so cancelled that idea and went back to sleep for another hour, waking up later and going for a 6km run (I am not iron woman - I do admit it was nice to snuggle back under the duvet with the rain pouring outside). As you know I am perfectly happy to run in the rain.
The run was HARD. No records were broken and each kilometre was a struggle. I could quite easily have returned home after 3 km but pushed on and came home after 6 kilometres absolutely shattered. I am so glad that I'd made the call not to go cycling after all, there is no way I could have managed the Hill of Hell on the bicycle and I certainly wouldn't have beaten my time. That stomach flu must have hit me harder than I thought. I hate taking time off from exercise and thought that one day was enough recovery, clearly not.
|The 3 Bikes that Went for a Ride|
And yes, I did it - the road bike was a real winner (on the road). It evened the playing field a bit too, considering I lack the testosterone, lean muscle strength and lung capacity that the men have, I was able to set a good pace. I will not mention who was the strongest on the hill climbs! Although I will admit to being a bit of a chicken on the downhills. I improved my time by just over 3 minutes and got Queen of the Mountain on the Strava segment. Here I am at the coffee shop afterwards:
|Holly Needed a Run too|
So here are my 2 Garmins (cycling and running) recording my 2 events for the day:
|The Cycle on the Left and the Run on the Right|
Do you take a break if you are sick or push on?
What are your tips on listening to your body?
What do you think of having more than one bike?