I am now at about 8 hours of working out per week and this includes some combination of swimming, biking, running, and core workouts. I'll be ramping up as we head into the spring and the beginning of race season. I seem to be handing this increase alright. Never-the-less, this has been a rather strange week.
Tuesday was my last "official" day of classes—official advising appointments later in the week for which I have to cancel classes—and it was a long day of talking about IR theory and popular culture and the politics of obedience and disobedience via Plato, Thoreau, King, Gandhi, and Rawls. Truly a fun way to end the quarter. Scrambled to get some admin stuff done before leaving TLF.
Scheduled for an evening track workout. Five miles (2-mile warm-up, 2 miles speed work, 1 mile cool down). It was a pretty cold evening, low forties to upper thirties actually, with a slight but chilling breeze. Left the club house with everyone and then stopped to use on the bathrooms along the way
A great Saturday!
Two hours on the bike . . . in the garage because the weather just looked sullen and cold when I started. Of course the sun came out as I was going.
Many dogs being walked today and they all had to stop to look at what I was doing. One, a pug, just stared at me for about a minute before getting picked up. What, I ask you, is so strange about riding a bike in your garage on a trainer?
Not my favorite thing to do by any stretch of the imagination, but made easier by watching Mad Max. It has been decades since I last saw it and it is still a thrilling film. Taut and disturbing but not gory. All the fast driving scenes made the peddling go more quickly too. I'd love to get on those roads. But, did you notice, this takes place in Australia of the "near future" and there are no Aborigines about. Its a totally white world in that film. It just seemed strange.
So, an oddly successful week I suppose.
This week the weather is supposed to be awful. Possible snow, damaging winds, and rain, lots of rain. Forecast for odd? Haven't seen that yet but there are some things I'll endeavor to avoid.