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I Had a Choice: And I Made It

by on January 7, 2014

Yesterday’s rain is now ice.  Hard ice.  Outside temperature is 4°F.  We decided yesterday that none of us was going to risk a fall in those temperatures.  And so the choice was made to mount the Instrument of Extreme Torture and ride some intervals.  Yes, that’s the name of the beast called the trainer.

I’m riding a 70’s era Viscount Seabring steel 10 speed bike.  It served me as a commuter in the 70’s and my daughter used it while in college.  It has seen better days.  The wheels spin and it gets me sweating.

But right now, 30 minutes on this spawn of the devil is about all I can bear to do.  Yes, those are a hard 30 minutes because of the workout interval.  My average heart rate is in the 140-145 range.

And for all that work … a measley 8.8 miles.

But I chose to climb aboard and punish myself.  I’m looking forward to getting outside again.

Malaria Campaign: 4,266 miles
Total Contributed & Pledged: $6,389

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