Things remain a bit hectic. I’ve been focused on trying to squeeze in what I can.
Thursday: I was down in Austin for a customer meeting, a big “Supplier Day” where a company invites in their largest suppliers and tells them where their business is going and what they need from suppliers. A useful way to meet a lot of key people, but the whole time I keep thinking about other things that I need to get done.
In the morning, I popped down to the fitness center and did 30 minutes on the treadmill (max incline – 15% and around 3.5mph), aiming to upper end UT1 heart rate. Then 30 minutes on the stationary bike, aiming at UT2.
It was kind of interesting. There was a huge thunderstorm going on while I was working out. Lot’s of thunder and lightning and it was raining like crazy!
Friday: Up at 4:15 to get to the airport to catch an early flight. Then straight into meetings on the phone once I got home. No time to work out.
Saturday: Busy day, rushing around. shopping. Painting a ceiling. I managed to squeeze in an erg session. I wanted a bit of intensity, but I wasn’t in the mood to go really deep. So I decided to do a 10K push, but start off slower (at 2:04), and end at 1:55.
It was harder than it should have been, but I actually enjoyed it. I started with a 2K warmup.
The main event. Starting target was 2:04 for 1K, then 2:03 for 1K, and so on until I got down to 1:55 target for the last 1K. Of course, I just went for broke in the last bit.
It stung a bit.
The cool down. 2K slowing down from 2:00 to 2:15 in 500 chunks
Sunday: I caught a plane at 9AM out to Las Vegas. We are having an internal team meeting here for a few days. I arrived around 3PM and headed to to gym, hoping for some fun workout options. There were none. I was consigned to the usual treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, etc. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill at a 2% incline, and a slow trot, maybe 4.5 mph. I slowed a bit in the last 5 minutes of that to try to stick to a HR cap around 150. Then I grabbed a drink, and did another 30 minutes on the treadmill on the max incline (15%, around 3.5 mph).
Monday: We got back to the hotel around 10 and I escaped the bar by around 11. I headed straight up to bed, pounded down a liter of water and collapsed into bed. I woke up with the alarm at 5:30, and then headed down down to the depressing little fitness center to workout. This morning the menu was 30 minutes on the treadmill at maximum incline (15%) and about 3.5 mph. Then 30 minutes on the one of those new, improved elliptical machines that have more independent leg motions
Tuesday: On Monday night, I crawled into bed around midnight having had a bit too much to drink and feeling a bit worse for wear. But I felt pretty alert at 5:30 in the morning when my alarm went off. This morning, I was certain that I had no interest in returning to the sad little fitness center, so I decided to run the strip. This was a great decision. I ran along in front of all the fancy casinos and hotels for about 4 km down and 4 km back. One thing that made it a bit more interesting and tiring was all of the pedestrian overpasses. Each of the pace decreases below is me climbing a couple of flight of stairs, and the coming back down.
Now, I am sitting here at the airport My flight has been delayed almost 2 hours and I am getting very tired and sleepy. This could be a pretty rough wait.
Tomorrow: First priority, enough sleep. Second priority is a quick erg session.