12.31.09 — Another Active Recovery Ride

Type: Bike — Active Recovery
Distance: 23.39 miles
Pace: 2:34 min/mile
Time: 60:38
Average Watts: 140 watts
Average Heart Rate: 150 bpm
Total Work: 506 kJ

I have started the draining part of my head cold, so I am still feeling a little puny. When I woke up this morning, I decided it needed to be another active recovery day to try and spare my body the stress of a hard interval workout. I want to ride for about 3 hours on Saturday, so I need to still take it a little easy today and tomorrow.

I could immediately tell I am still sick. My heart rate was extremely high for the amount of watts I was producing. At about the 26:00 mark you can see I had to dial down the resistance because I was starting to feel it in my lungs. Even at the 50:00 mark I had to dial it down again. I hate being sick and think that tomorrow will be the last day I am feeling like I have a couple of concrete blocks sitting on my chest when I do anything more than walk. Here is the graph:

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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...