Biking1:13:30 29.2 km (23.8 kph) +6m ahr:148 max:174 shoes: Trek 7.1 FX
I planned to go kayaking to give my legs a break, with an objective of maintaining a constant, low intensity effort (140-150 bpm). The weather was drizzly and overcast, however, and Charles River Canoe and Kayak was closed. Instead, I hopped on my bike for a cruise with the objective of maintaining a quick, light, high cadence. I spent most of my time in gear 2x6 rather than the more comfortable 3x6. At two points in my ride, I came across cyclists who were slightly faster than I, and a chase ensued. I listened to the Braveheart soundtrack for part of the time. Given the number of times I had to stop and the state of increasing disrepair of my bike, I am not displeased by my speed and performance today. Also, as I write this, I'm slightly jittery and weary - I pushed long enough to tax my energy reserves. I assert that this has similar fitness benefits to long-ish runs with less stress on my neophyte legs.