But I am not gonna lie. I felt like a bad-ass and I LOVED it.
It started snowing just when I was leaving my apartment for a 3-hour bike ride with hill intervals. It was not cold enough for snow to last but it was cold enough for small icy flakes to fall and hurt my skin and eyes (I was not wearing sunglasses). It lasted for about 20min, then we had sun for couple minutes, then snow again, sun, snow, sun, snow and so on until I was done.
I was not very enjoyable, I was frozen to my seat, could not see anything and maybe I should stop wearing underwear and running spandex on my bike rides but as I said I liked being a bad-ass:)
I stopped my ride at 2:53 at the HS training fields and went running. I should start with some bricks I guess. I only did 2.5 miles at 7:51 pace but AGAIN ZERO DISCOMFORT. FOR THE WHOLE 20 MINUTES!!! I am totally thrilled and happy (if only that hockey guy from last week invited me for dinner or something, then I would be totally happy, but one can't have everything, right? I am going back to my 5-years-younger-than-me-husband plan, this guy does not fall in that category anyway:) I got invited to the Easter dinner next week and a 20-year-old son will be there...I will just shut up now.)
Then I biked 9 minutes home, for a total of 3 hours and 2minutes!
I was really cold and the last thing I wanted to do was to mount the bike again and ride to the pool at the Y. But since I have been kinda chaotic with my training this week/and after the yesterday's fiasco I had to go.
Now that I know that I can run, I have hard time persuading myself to go run in the pool. I WANT TO RUN OUTSIDE!!!!
But nevertheless, I did 1.5 hours with 20x35ish sec pick-ups. It was not that bad after all and was able to take hot shower to defrost myself afterwards.
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