I got out & braved the winds yesterday. 20-30 pretty steady with a max wind gust of 44mph. Pretty sure I got hit by that one. I set out to run 16 miles at sub 7:15 pace. Was going pretty good till I hit the wind at mile 9. Mile 10 i skirted a direct headwind but a steady cross. Mile 11 started to turn into the wind. Mile 12 full on headwind while running mostly uphill. Recouped a bit but the damage was done & still had 4 more miles of mostly headwind running left. Still an overall avg pace of 7:23 isn't too bad.
My average heart rate was pretty low. Lower than I thought it should be. This started last week & I thought it was my HR battery so I put a new one in. Readings still seem a bit low. I'm guessing its the HR monitor. It could be fitness related or fatigue related but since a battery semi cured it I'm going HR problem. I'm going to try some gel & see if I get more accurate readings.
When I got home I jumped straight into an ice bath for 10 minutes. Its a little known fact but the key to a quality ice bath is bath toys. Makes the freezing more bearable.
After my ice bath I doubled up on the compression. Compression tights with compression socks. If a little compression is good for you the a lot must be better? Who knows but my legs feel pretty good this am so maybe.
Amber finally got me to go to the Y. We took the kids to the pool to swim in the kiddie pool for awhile. Plus I needed to get my ID so I can start going from time to time. I'm wanting to swim some laps on my days off & maybe use the climbing wall a little.