I had been wanting to ride my bike, but the weather just hasn't been cooperating. It's been nice on days I have to work late and cold and rainy when I can make it out (especially on the weekends). Today I decided I was braving the chill. I figured I've ridden in cold rain before. May as well just do it. So I did.
I put on some layers and went for a really short but feels-oh-so-good to be on my bike ride. Then I shed some layers and gathered my husband for a short run.
Here we are on the Clear Creek Trail:
|Seth on the run|
|I look like a goob|
For both of these workouts I used both my Garmin Forerunner 305 and the MapMyFitness app on my iPhone. I wondered how they compared. Here's the data:
Bike: 8.17 miles at 13.6 mph average
Run: 2.30 miles at 10:53 min/mile pace average
Bike: 8.25 miles at 13.8 mph average
Run: 2.41 miles at 10:20 min/mile pace average
I feel like the bike is close enough, but the run data is a bit off. I'm going to repeat this test because I think my phone just did something strange at the beginning. Maybe I should add my cheapo magnet on a spoke bike computer too. Just for fun.
Anyway, it was an easy workout. Pretty flat. Cool weather. Pretty good for a first brick I think.
I think I'm on my way.