Trying to get some fitness back

I am still trying to recover from my last race.  I ran Monday night for the first time since the race and didn’t know if I would be able to run 5 miles at 7:30 pace.  I was dying, both Achilles were sore, my calf was cramping, my quads felt bruised and my hamstrings were tight.  I finished the run and had to sit down in my driveway and wait for the pain to subside before I went inside.   I ran today and felt a bit better so that is a plus.  I am really not in good running shape!

My latest way to get some training in is biking to work.  It saves gas $ and I get a workout, win/win.   The only problem is my commute is only 8 miles one way and it is on a very busy road with lots of lights.  I rode the other day an my AP was 210 and my NP was 270.  Hammer, stop, Hammer stop.   I am going to try and bike 3+ days a week.  This is probably going to be the only biking I do during the week.  I will do one “long” ride on the weekend for 2 hours or so.   On a positive biking note I did my 1st bike interval workout in nearly 3 months.  It actually wasn’t too bad 5x7min at 320-330 watts with 3minutes rest.   I avg 267 NP.

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