Always feels good to be accelerating at the end.
Yes it does! And it is always reaffirming to see what the body is capable of doing, with a couple weeks of training. I'm hoping to eventually begin trying to equal my speed and endurance last spring.
I'm admiring your long daily hikes. You seem to rip those off at a pretty good pace. But don't you have a local trail network that would get you off the roads?
There are some negotiations involved, because Rhonda likes the roads, and when our friend Tullio is in town he likes the roads, too. I end up doing a lot of walking around the trails here, and generally don’t log it. I tend to set the watch when I go on an excursion with Rhonda, and not if I am just out on my own. The path we go along the lake is mostly woods road, the first K or so paved, but not open to traffic.
The other thing about these killer hikes is they diminish my motivation/ability to do all the other things I think I am going to do, like rowing, running, etc.
Well I envy you for what I assume is a very picturesque, pleasant and remote route. With such options, I can well understand your disinterest in rowing indoors. But hope you didn't get caught in that 'snow squall' yesterday!
However, do you walk so fast your heart and lungs respond? This long Scientific American article says there is still something to be said for aerobic exercise with elevated heart and respiratory rates:https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-you...
Well, it is not at all like running, but we walk at a pretty brisk clip.