Jumping right into the deep end:
Workout: 5×800 (RI: 400) GP: 4:29
Results: Done and done, courtesy of my free membership to the gym of “There’s a Treadmill in Mom and Dad’s Garage”. It’s great. There’s no pool, but there’s never a wait for the cardio machine.
Workout: 10 minutes easy, [1 minute hard, 4 minutes easy] 6 times. <–Done on my trainer with my race bike. I thought about doing it on my new pink cruiser, but at the last minute decided against it.
Results: Again, done and done! Trainer workouts are a lot less sweaty with you have a ginormous pedestal fan blowing on you!
Because my Reach the Beach teammates so very awesome, they have lined up a ridiculous amount of sponsors for us. I can’t wait to try out all my free swag! The first thing I’ve tried is a pair of Aspaeris pivot shorts. When I opened the packed I was all “oh shit, there’s no way those are going to fit me!”. The things looks tiny. But, lo and behold, I was definitely able to put them on. It did take a bit of tugging and pulling, but certainly no more than putting on compression socks. They were a good bit longer than the booty shorts I wear a lot in the summer, but fortunately they weren’t so long that I got flash backs to gymnastics practice in the 90′s when we wore our “biker shorts” to our knees.
They were super comfy for my treadmill workout – I could definitely feel the compression in the thighs, which I would assume would be nice at the end of a long run. My one an only suggestion for the company would be maybe make the shorts a bit higher at the back of the waist. I felt like it dipped a bit low for my taste. Of course, it may have been that I grew a tremendously awesome runner’s butt over night, but alas, I don’t think that was it. The Runner’s-Butt Fairy takes alternate Tuesdays off so the chances were quite slim that she made it to my room.
So anywho. Two thumbs up!