About three hours after my run, Ava was ready for a nap so I had grabbed my bottle of AdvoCare Arginine and Rehydrate combined with three Catalysts and jumped on the bike. I was not sure how this workout was going to pan out as I was wiped out from the run. All I really wanted to do was take a nap myself.
The workout for the bike today called for:
MS: 2 x 8' (2') @ 95-100%/Zone4/Hard. MS2: 2 x 15' (2') @ 80-85%/Zone3/Mod-Hard.
There is no volume goal with these rides so you ride with what time you have available. The key is to get the main sets accomplished. I wanted to ride for 60 minutes as that was the best time I had available without pushing the limits with things to get done today.
Here are my HR zones
It took some work to get my HR up to 143 - 148. I had to work hard to get it up there, but once there I was able to establish a nice rhythm and keep a good pace going for the duration. These eight minutes were tough. My legs were tired from the run so I had to push.
During the second 8 minutes I had to actually ease up just a bit as my HR was increasing quickly. I got it back in range and maintained.
The rest of the workout was not bad. It was all about maintaining and staying in the zone. I am glad to have this done and out the way. Time to work on the to do list.