My feet still hurt in the cycling shoes, but the pressure point was just different enough that I was still able to get a moderately good workout without further aggravating the tender areas. This week, the spin class made use of the video screen and we "rode" a circuit around Acadia in Maine. I have mixed feelings about the video-guided spin. It's nice watching TV & seeing the beautiful scenery, but I couldn't help being bugged by the fact that the video footage didn't match up with the instruction (e.g. we'd be in a "climb" and the footage would cycle between uphill, flat, and downhill clips). The workout did pass very quickly and I left class feeling like I really could have done more.
Until I feel back up to snuff, I will probably continue to do at least every other week's interval run as a spin on the bike. I feel like my cardio conditioning is pretty strong and with my decision to focus more on the big picture of getting *to* the race vs. really caring too much about setting a challenging pace, I feel more comfortable swapping in an alternate training method for some interval runs.
2011-MAR-15 Diet Log