Well, it was bound to happen. I missed a long ride. I should be up to about 2 hours now. I don’t think I’ve gone longer than an hour thirty. I reffed eight soccer matches over the weekend, starting Friday night. Four of the matches were a full 90 minutes. Needless to say, it was a long weekend. I managed to squeeze in my long swim on Saturday, between my matches and Matthew’s game, but the bike ride just wasn’t happening.
I won’t agonize over it. I get to do it all over again this weekend.
This time, however, I am taking a different approach. I did my normal two a day yesterday. I swam, then I rode my bike on the trainer while we watched American Idol/Dancing with the Stars/The Biggest Loser, all of them finales. By the way…. Thanks a lot for that network television. You suck.
The good news… My legs were ready for the 5x3 minute power intervals, and I hit them all dead on. I am putting out some power/speed that is encouraging. Tomorrow, I will do my midweek medium run. Then, I’m moving my long swim to Friday, and taking my hybrid with me to Columbus this weekend. I’ll be damned if I’m not getting in my long ride :-)
I have three matches a day, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. My running fitness is moving right along!