I have been training for a marathon…well, marathons. I am currently training for my 5th marathon. Anyway, I have also done a couple duathlons. I would love to try a triathlon, but I don’t swim well at all. I remember when I did my first duathlon. It was an off-road duathlon which consisted of a 2 mile cross country run, followed by a 10 mile bike ride, and another 2 mile run. One thing that sticks out was the transition. I got off the bike, and tried to run. My legs were suddenly stiff, and I felt like I was running and doing a Frankenstein impression at the same time. My second duathlon was better since I knew what to expect.
I am currently reading a book titled Transformed By Triathlon. In the book the woman starts training for her first traihtlon. Her spinning teacher/coach advises here to run for 10 minutes after she finishes spinning. Hmmm…that sounded like a pretty good idea.
So last night I was going to do my spinning workout. I decided to try Spinervals Fitness 3.0-Enter The Red Zone. I hadn’t done that one before. It was a pretty good workout, but I think some of the other Spinervals workouts are more intense. The whole workout of was done in only two gearings. Either Small Ring/15, or Big Ring/15. It did have some squats in there too. But one of the other workouts had much more intense squats.
Anyway, I did the 58 minutes workout up to the last 5 minutes when the cooldown started. I got off the bike, and went to my treadmill. I then ran for 10 minutes at a 10:00 minute/mile pace…or 1 mile. I chose the 10:00 pace since that is an “easy” run for me. I didn’t want to do a serious running workout as it was a recovery day from running. At first, I was a little worried about whether I would be able to keep up with the treadmill. But as the minutes went by, my legs relaxed.
I think it was a good workout. I am going to try to do this after all my spinning workouts.