Saturday and Sunday’s Bike Rides (9/04-9/05/10)
The epic bike rides continue! To campus and back, to campus and back: I am a bike-riding, science-doing machine. I find myself feeling very happy about the Saturday morning ride for its rejuvenating and cleansing effects; the Sunday morning ride I think I could do without because I’d rather be running. I have to find a way to more gracefully integrate my biking commute with my running goals. This weekend I didn’t run at all—I was actually feeling a bit run down. My calves were sore and hurting a bit from Thursday’s run, but more importantly, I was very tired. I even took a nap on Sunday afternoon. That was nice.
I don’t think that biking, as an activity, is bad for my running. Rather, I’m afraid of doing too much at once, so I hesitate to run on days when I’ve spent almost an hour on the bike. For now, I think I am going to have to do my long runs during the workweek. These runs aren’t particularly long yet—I’d like to do another 20-minute run this week and then bump it up to 30 next week—but it always takes a lot of motivation to run after work. But in the end, the effort always pays off.