AM: 90 Minutes Trainer Ride W/ SS Intervals
PM: 34 Minutes Easy Running
The day was devoted to listening to my old Mew records in anticipation of the show tomorrow night. No matter how often I go to see bands nothing can beat seeing a band for the first time. Its becoming more and more rare these days but Mew is one band I have managed to miss every time they toured.
I hit the trainer hard this morning for what seemed like a quick 90 minutes. After a warm up and single leg drills I did 2 x 15 minutes hard. The effort was about 7-8 and below threshold. But by the end of the second rep I was really pushing. The goal of each rep is to stay steady, in the same gear, and put out an effort that I could hold for an hour. A running equivalent might be 2 x 5k at goal 1/2 marathon pace. The running session would obviously be harder but to my heart and lungs its all work, and building fitness before the knee surgery.
In the PM I joined Kim and Molly for an easy afternoon run. The girls could have dropped me which reinforces the need to run. Cross training certainly keeps everything else fit and lean but the act of running cannot be replaced. My knee must be loving the mild torture I'm putting it through!
Couple of Mew songs below to celebrate the upcoming show,