Yesterday felt like a wash. I only did 30 min of wt training and some shoulder rehab because my left shoulder injury was telling me i needed to pay attention. I wanted to put in a good bike ride in the afternoon but i ran over something on the way to the park and got two flats. After walking to the bike shop the owner was kind enough to sell me two tubes with an IOU for 3 bucks. Went home, looked at the situation and saw both tires had gashes in them. I have no idea how small a hole needs to be to be fixed with a patch kit, but i decided to give it a try. 35 minutes later, inflated tires and all the rear tube exploded after filling it with air. This sucks! I walk back to the bike shop and am told i need new tires. Fine. They hook me up in the last 10 minutes they were open and i'm relieved because i need to bike to the park again tomorrow morning to meet a client for running training. Now it's Wednesday and i'm with my client in the park and i get yet another flat in the rear. I ride slowly home, really hating my bike, see another client and head out for a run. It's about 88 degrees out and a 15 mile long run was set for today and i'm more than happy to run instead of ride the bike. I focused on breathing only through my nose and that helped me keep my heart rate on target and breath deeply.. I ran 7.5 miles counterclockwise in the park, stopped for a gel, and turned around. Refilled water once also. Focused on keeping HR in Z3 which meant keeping the three major hills easy. Felt pretty good expecially considering the temperature and the fact that i have not run 15 miles since probably March.
Had a Isalean shake with lots of good stuff in it right after my shower. Did some work, made calls and then changed for my bike ride. Took the bike back to the shop and asked them to help me understand why i got this flat. Bad tube they said. Learned how to look at the tube once inflated again to see what may have caused the damage, so at least i learned something form this whole 24hour bike mess. Rode to the park and did 4 loops. Goal was to have my HR in Z4-5A for all the flat and up-hill portions . Couldn't pull that off. Worked on Average about 6bpm below that for each loop. The loops were at about 12 minutes which is good, but i didn't want to push because of all the work from the run. although this is not a brick, putting in 3 hrs and 45 minutes in training in one day was a bit of an effort. Tomorrow i may have to ride again if there are thunderstorms as predicted, so also kept that in mind throughout this ride.
Overview is that i ran 15 miles in 2.5 hours at 9:30 pace and three hours later biked 18.5 miles in one hour 20 (25 of which was in street traffic) at 14.2mph. That means i get to eat a small bagel with cream cheese as a post workout snack. Love that!