7-2/20: This week marks 18 weeks until Ironman Arizona. Today was a bike and run morning. 1.5 hours on the bike and 1 hour on the treadmill. The bike was a z1 ride, and the run was a z2 Tempo Run–three six-minute blocks at my z2 heart rate. My Heart Rate Monitor gave out halfway through my run. Either that or I kept my heart rate at 72 BMP while running an 8:30/mile.
Despite my issues with my HRM, it was the best run I’ve had in a very long time. Maybe ever. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it was my hydration–I finished both of my bottles while I was on the bike, something I rarely do–or maybe it was my AC/DC playlist. Who knows? Whatever the reason, it was just a very enjoyable run.