Saturdays are usually great for getting in a long run. Today, however, I decided to give my legs a "rest" from that much running since they are still a little sore from Wednesday's 12 miler. Instead, I went to the gym and got a double dose of spin class. I wore my heart rate monitor today to gauge my average heart rate during my time at the gym so I could more accurately see how many calories I burned. After the 2 hours of spinning, followed with a mile run on the treadmill and 30 minutes of upper body strength training, my average heart rate was 150 which = a 1500 calorie burn for me. Not quite what I would have burned during a 2 1/2 hour run, but not too bad, either. Spinning is so much easier on the joints, but still definitely a good cardiovascular workout.
And other than one Sunday (last week), I have been able to keep up with the Runner's World Summer Running Streak Challenge and as of today have completed 20 days in a row of running at least 1 mile. I've actually logged over 84 miles in that 20 days, but who's counting? ;) How's everyone else doing with their summertime fitness goals?