a 6:32/mi or 4:04/km pace for 12 hours straight. how that is even physically possible is beyond me... I can sustain that sort of pace for maybe half an hour? If I'm having a good day. Oof.
Quick update on my goals two weeks into the year:
- bike: massively behind. need to put in a loooong session soon time to tackle that first imperial century (maybe get some butt cream)
- run: on target
- swim: on target (i translated "more swimming" into 50km in 2022 - not a lot, but with the other goals, it's still time i have to spend/find)
Fortunately it's not a race. Ever since we were encouraged work from home again I've left home twice and at least one of those was cycling to our company. Was quite amusing, -14C or so when I set off and just after and hour as I was returning the air felt more spicy. I was correct as it was 3C colder already. Also executed a nice 180 spin while overtaking some people in a corner..
Winter in Montreal makes it hard to stay in shape.
I'm not really equipped for winter running, and I hate gyms.
So my last run of 2021 was in late November.
When I went to Dallas in late January the weather was nice, so I went for a run one afternoon, and to my surprise, I was able to do 5k without stopping, not something I was expecting for my first run in 2 months. I followed that up a few days later with a treadmill run in the hotel gym positively confirming I hate that way too much to repeat the experience.
Fast forward to this week, back in Dallas but staying in a different area, I find a park with a 1 mile loop that seems ideal, so I go expecting to do 2 or 3 laps (3 or 5k).
After 1 mile I was completely spent, I had to quit. After driving back to the hotel, I spent 1h in bed coughing my lungs out. Part of my problem might have been starting the run with a pace too fast for me (a mistake I was doing quite a lot when I started running).
I went back this morning, paced myself better, and I did 2 laps, and I feel much better afterwards. I might have been able to continue a bit more, but I'd rather take it one step at a time.
Nothing to compete with @Eye-Q with, but I managed to do about 380 km of cycling in March. Very good for the month. I also purchased equipment to track cadence and heartbeat during bike rides, because I want to be more serious about my exercising. And it actually helps me a lot with pacing myself, so I can go more distance. I've always had the problem of going flat out the whole time, but seeing the numbers in front of me really keeps me in a good zone.