Cycle (indoor) when you can't run
I reconnected with RPM classes this week, after many failed attempts to run in the evening. It has been raining every single freaking day (I love rain tho) and getting enough mileage is not even worth discussing. I ran in the rain a couple of times, and as a result I am developing some mild flu, and that is the last thing you'd want to get this time around. I have long swore off running on treadmills, as I'd be better off doing something else.
Lest to say that SCSM'09 is a month away and approching fast, and I am severely undertrained.
I thought if I keep my feet on the move, I'd be OK. And hey, I only need to beat my 6hour time at SCKLM anyway this time (a modest target), so I thought I'd be OK.
Anyway, the RPM classes are great. I have not been to any for about 2 years, and surprised to catch an old friend/instructor Azmy whom I rode with at California Fitness. His classes have gotten more interesting now with many tempo workouts, and many intense speed (ok, I do not know all the cycling jargons so excuse my words). This is achievable, and it rekindles the fun I had before running. Nonetheless, cycling offers a break from thumping off the tarmac which reduces risks of injury, and I survived ITB-injury free in those one-hour of cycling.
But nothing beats running.
Will see if today dry running is possible, or will it be wet. Should peak at 34km this weekend, but the gradual escalation of my running mileage is non-existence, so, I think I'll just do a survival run, lah kot for Singapore... what a pity.