I was going to call it triple Tuesday, again, but instead came up with something different. My legs were trembling a couple of times tonight, so it is Tremble Tuesday… Actually, the workout has 4 parts;
1) 2:15 pm – easy warm up run with the team at Hillview. Then I coached them through a drills workout.
2) 6:00 pm – HDR track workout – It was Sweet 16 drills night. This includes 16 drills and 16 sprints. With a mile warm up all the drills, sprints and such added up to 4 miles!
3) 7:00 pm – The Clayve workout – The usual stuff – well, except Clay has taken Planks to a whole new level!
Those shiny, colorful new shoes are the free NIke Pegasus I got at last week’s clinic.
4) 8:00 pm – Karl arrived and we got on bicycles for some night time bike hill sprints.. I was pretty tired by now, but I would have spurts of fight in me that kept me close to Clay and Karl. Posting the ride on Strava showed that I had my PRs on all of the segments we did. Compared to others, the segment on 60th from M to N was perhaps the most surprising. Clay took off on this one and disappeared into the darkness. I got ahead of Karl early, but then he got by me. I stood and sprinted a couple of times to stay near. At the end I sprinted and ended right behind him. Clay finished the segment in 4:00 and was just 3 seconds off of the course record. Clay is 2nd out of 54 riders. What surprised me was that Karl is listed at 5th with 4:29 and I am in 6th with 4:30! Looking at the list of riders, I see some names that I am surprised to be ahead of……
After finishing this segment, thoroughly exhausted, we turned left on N and coasted. Clay suggested we do “extended stairs” and then ride home. I said okay, and gave myself a little lead on the downhill. We turned right onto 55th and rode up 55th all the way to the top. Clay caught me going around the corner with less than a quarter to go. We turned into a good head wind at this point. He passed and I tried to draft him the rest of the way. Clay set a new record on the segment and I ended up 3rd. I stopped the bike and rested my trembling legs at the top – thus the name of today’s post…..
In total the night ride was 13.2 miles in 56 minutes….
My Garmin says I burned 2050 calories on these four workouts….