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Geocache and cardio: new video; Smoked out; Deadlift Friday!

Friday, July 30, 2010 by  
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Yesterday was another scorching hot day, but I still enjoyed my cardio a lot. I put in around 12 miles on my bike with a nice mix of fast road riding and some HIIT-ish off-road action. I also made a third unsuccessful attempt at a Geocache that continues to elude me. I record all my bike rides on my GoPro HD camera, but I have not put together a video yet this month so I decided to assemble one yesterday. You can view the video below, or check out a bigger HD version in my journal.

Not shown in the video is a fairly steep, grassy hill that I found a couple of weeks ago. The climb is probably about a 1/4 mile in length and somewhere around a 45-50 degree angle. It’s a pretty tough climb under the best of circumstances, but yesterday there was a smokey fire somewhere nearby (I never saw where). About halfway up the hill I was gasping for air and felt like I was choking on the smoke. I finished the climb, but my lungs felt like they were on fire. Last night I’d forgotten about that incident, and I told Lisa I thought I might be getting sick because I had a sore throat. This morning my throat is still sore, and it just dawned on me that the smoke is likely the reason for my sore throat. I can’t believe that I used to inhale that crap on purpose.

Hey, it’s Friday: the weekend is almost here and I get to deadlift this afternoon! Doesn’t get much better than that. Enjoy!

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