The heat wave that blasted the eastern part of the U.S. definitely affected training. Typically on holiday weekends, I like to get 2 really good workouts in and a few really hard ones. This way it counters all the bad food and drinks that I put into my body. Unfortunately, it was so hot that I really couldn't do that. I was scheduled to run 14 miles this weekend then have a 2-3 hour bike ride. However, with the heat being 95 degrees with humidity of about 80%, there is no chance I was willing to do either of those outside. So Friday night, I headed down to the treadmill in my apartment building and rocked an hour and half treadmill run. Let me say, running that long on a treadmill is possibly the worst experience you can have. It is sooooo damn boring. Thankfully, Wimbledon was on and I could watch the match live. I'm not a huge tennis guy, but there wasn't anything better on. I can only watch SportsCenter so many times. To get me through the run, I would have to play games with myself. I would see if I could run half a mile before a game was over. So when someone was up like 40-0 in a game, I was rooted for a few lost points so the game would continue and take longer. Or if there was a tiebreaker for the set, I would want to finish a mile before it was over. Little things like this helped get me through the run...barely. It was so boring, I couldn't help myself.
Then on Sunday, I was forced to go indoors for my bike ride which I went to my gym and spun for 2 hours. This wasn't as bad as the treadmill, but it was definitely bad. I watched the first 7 innings of the Yankees game so at least it was something to do. In some ways it was a better workout than just a normal 2 hour ride so I'm happy about that, but there was a pool of sweat under me, my socks and shoes were soaked, and people were looking at me as to say "how is this guy on the bike for that long". I went through 3 bottles filled with water and HoneyMaxx and a few gels, chews, etc. Just not an enjoyable workout, and really really boring.
At least on Saturday, I braved the heat and ran for 6 miles outside. Not exactly a fun time to be outside but at least I was outside and not stuck on a treadmill. After that, it was pool time. We brought Riley to our neighbor's pool and hung out with him, the wife, my sister, and my brother-in-law. Normally, I can sit outside and relax, but not Saturday. It was just so toasty that being outside, even in the pool, was just uncomfortable. I couldn't take it so I went inside and let the rest of the group hang out.
|Hanging out in the pool|
|Riley hanging out in his watercraft|