Say hello to my little friend.
Guess what’s going in for a tune-up today? MY BIKE. I haven’t ridden in over a year, as I was too much of a wuss to tackle Manhattan’s streets. But now, some long, hilly Carolina country roads await.
As far as cross-training goes, wheeling around town beats the elliptical any day!
I’ve always heard that there’s a 4-to-1 mileage ratio between cycling and running for roughly equivalent workouts. If that’s true, I am far more efficient at running. If I ride for an hour at 16 MPH, I get a measly 4 miles, where I could easily run 7+.
But I guess that’s not the point, right? The point is to explore, enjoy the outdoors, and get a little workout in while I’m doing it.
And hopefully not end up with a sore butt that lasts for weeks. Bike seats are unforgiving.
I’ll let ya know how that works out.
Today’s EAT: I had a dinner guest tonight who specifically requested a Big-Ass Salad. By name and everything. I was thrilled.
And of course, happily obliged. We went Asian-style. Seared Ahi tuna over greens with red pear, avocado, mung bean sprouts and homemade crispy won-tons. All swimming in a delightful Ponzu Vinaigrette. I think this is one of my new favorite salad dressings:
- 1-2 TBSP seasoned rice vinegar
- 1 TBSP canola oil
- Splash of soy sauce
- 1 TSP honey
- Squeeze of fresh lemon
Anyone want to come over for a BAS? 🙂
Today’s DRINK: We truly kept it EDR-style and had – what else? – Chardonnay with our salad:
This Earthstone Chard was very mild and very nice! None of that cheap-wine bite, and just a little buttery.
Today’s RUN: 5.03 hilly ones in 40:45. 8:06 pace. I tried to slow it down, but my legs didn’t wanna. Who was I to argue?
I’m shooting for about 20 miles this week, which seems like a reasonable thing to do on the heels of a marathon, yes?
Today’s QUESTION: For the cyclists: how do you compare cycling miles/minutes to other activities? Is my 4:1 reasonable?
And for anyone: share your favorite salad dressing recipe!