Sooooo.... I was planning on getting back into things this past Saturday and.... I did! Honestly, I didn't quite believe that it will happen, since my mouth was still throbbing on some parts during my treadmill walks.
The weekend started off with oversleeping. Yep, I don't know how that happened, but the track workout was supposed to start at 8am, but I was out like a light and slept until 7.30am... Unheard of. But with this run being my first run back, I didn't plant to do it by the book anyways and left the house a little after 8am to run over to the Furman track to join the team. I can't even remember what I was supposed to do, but I ended up doing 4x400 with 400 RI.... All of them under 8 minute/mile pace. And when I was done, I didn't even feel that tired, so I decided to take the long way home. All and all, I clocked close to 8 miles on my first run back. I am a very happy camper.
While I thought that with this 1.5 week break, I will once again start from scratch, it more feel like I am going back very rested. It sure is a different feeling from the first run after the cold earlier this year. While I felt pretty strong throughout the run, I woke up today with sore quads. Honestly, I can't even remember the last time I got sore from running that wasn't a wicked downhill run or trail run.
Now today was a cycling day. Time to put some miles on those wheels again. I don't know what I was thinking, but while picking out a route last night, I saw the elevation profile, but I guess I was just not paying that my attention after all.
All in all, we ended up with a little over 35 mile (riding from the house) and 2,300 feet cumulative climb. And we ended up with a 15 mph average for it. No reason to complain here.... AND... This weather is incredible isn't it? I sure hope that we are out of the woods and winter is not going to bite us in the butt!
With that I leave you... Time to watch the Superbowl commercials.