The slug bug has been making its rounds-- I was feeling pretty sluggish today too, although it was no mystery to me. Sorry, lads but the only mention I will make of the "monthlies" is in this sentence. So -- I was a bit worried about my monster bike workout that l'il devil IG had prepared for me. I made sure I ate a huge plate of cannelloni a few hours before -- quick aside here:
Has anyone else discovered Olivieri pasta?? Holy Crap!! It is already prepared --the directions actually say you can't cook it for longer than 2-3 minutes!! Now,that's MY kind of cooking!! LOL!! The cannelloni was the same thing: Dump sauce under it and on it, then cover and cook for 20 minutes. I still surprise Mike with my triathlon-appetite! LOL!! I ate half of the package and that just satisfied me. Hahahahaha!!
IG had gently increased my workout compared to last Thursday -- watts increased a bit, and one more set was added. My 2:15 workout looked like this:
Main set of 2 sets of 6:
3 min. @ 170- 190W/ 2 min @ 100 -110W
I kept waiting to feel the sluggishness overtake me but the weird thing was, nothing happened. I actually felt great the entire ride!! Woohhooo!! It was an effort and I can see how these bike workouts that hover just under my all out ability are making me stronger -- STRONG LIKE BULL!! LOL!! Hahahahah! (I am a Taurus by the way!! LOL!!)
I have also changed tactics in my bid for the ultimate chinup -- Because I am a puny dit (especially in my upper body strength), my chinup attempts had to be temporarily sidelined because I hurt my wee little arm. So ---- are you READY for this??? I've decided I will do pushups until I am strong enough to try the chinups again. Tuesday,I started my little regime:
3 sets of 6 pushups!! This is fabulous for me because last year I could only do 2 pushups and that was a day!!! LOL!! So, yesterday, I continued my quest for the chinup and did another 3 sets of 6. :) :)