When the weather turned bad here, and I decided to come inside and do the trainer, I thought I had a plan for the entire winter. while I still like the trainer, I just cant do it five days a week, like I could riding. If I do it both days on the weekend for an hour and a half, I am more or less nutty when I finish.
SO...I was procrastinating and only riding about 3 days a week.
I actually started gaining weight back. A pound or two at first, but I convinced myself that was a "normal" fluctuation. I have one of the withings scales where you can track your weight on a graph over time. One look at that this weekend and I could see the bottom of my weight in early october, and see it inching up ever since.
I promptly went and signed up for a half marathon. I will be running the shamrock Half in Virginia Beach on St Pats day.
So get up, go run 13.1 miles, then go drink green beer till I fall asleep. Almost a perfect day. I have an entire 16 weeks to get back into running shape. I paid for my race and my hotel rooms already, so now I HAVE to train!
Still going to ride on the trainer two days a week to keep my bike fitness and use those as recovery days for my running.
For some odd reason I dont mind running in cold and wet, I just hate riding in it. GO figure.
Then I can get serious about my bike training in late march, and be ready by may when it finally gets warm here.
anyone else switching back to running over the winter?