Monday, January 23, 2012

I've never thought intervals could be so hard until Saturday. As it was snowing outdoors I was stuck riding indoors since I didn't have an adequate bike for the conditions. I wanted to get some intervals in and over the years I've been pretty good at avoiding that. I could have skipped them but wanted to just get er done.

So I hopped on my Trutrainer rollers and locked myself in the bedroom. The warm up went ok but interval time came and that wasn't the only thing. My wife had to get ready to go so her and Madelyn came strolling in. It wasn't to bad until halfway through my first threshold interval when my daughters new wonderful habit of repeating questions came up.

Madelyn: "Dad, dad, daddy, dad"
Me: "Yes"
Madelyn: "daddy, dad, dad, dad"
Me: "Yes Madelyn"
Madelyn Me:"Wheres Lucy?"
Me: "right there"
Madelyn: "where?"
Me: "there"
Madelyn: "where?"
Me: "there"
Madelyn: "What's Lucy doing?"
Me: "nothing"
Madelyn: "where"
Me:"huh?"
Madelyn: "where? Dad, daddy dad dad..."

This along with getting into drawers and climbing on the fan as it was getting ready to topple. My head was about to explode and that's just because of the effort. I was hot and felt like I could hardly breathe this is why I don't do intervals indoors. Then the repeated questions I was be bombardered with and the fan getting ready to hit the floor just sent me over the top. I stopped halfway through the second took a lot of deep breathes as I was still well over 170bpm before I got back on and just continued in endurance pace for the rest of the workout

Now I know if I ever want to do that again I'll have to be alone in a dungeon.

Breeze On

1 comment:

Jamie R said...

Did Josh teach her that?