01.18.10 — It is Good to be Home

Type: Bike — Easy Ride
Distance: 22.11 miles
Pace: 2:43 min/mile
Time: 60:38
Average Watts: 168 watts
Average Heart Rate: 149 bpm
Total Work: 606 kJ

Man is it good to be home for a lot of reasons, but I sure missed my bike. It was nice to climb back on this morning and just pedal. But first, a couple of other updates. I landed Saturday morning and went straight to the doctor’s office. I told him what I had and he wanted to do some chest x-rays and additional chests. I insisted that he not. I get pleurisy once a year or so and I know what it feels like. No pneumonia, no heart attack. He finally listened to me and gave me an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory. I went home and slept for a couple of hours and I the sweet wave of recovery was rolling right over me.

This morning I woke up and could still feel a tiny bit of pain at the upper, upper end of my inhalations, but nothing that would impact my workout. I jumped on the bike with the intention of just spinning and having a steady state ride. I was surprised how well my legs felt. I guess that is what you get when you take three days off, regardless of the reason. I could have pushed 200 watts for the entire hour, but I wanted to ease back into intensity instead of going right at it. I will do some intervals tomorrow and by the end of the week will get some real hard riding in. I am stoked for my training this week. Here is how it went down this morning:

Thanks for all the well wishes from last week. I did have a good time in Hawai’i. You gotta believe me when I tell you that when you are there on business alone, it can only be so fun. I did get to go some cool places and took some great pictures, but you can only enjoy the experience so much when you are traveling alone. I did get the opportunity to sort some things out mentally that have been vexing me lately. But, you should always take someone you love to a place like Maui!

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...