Double The Pleasure, Double the Fun

Lately I have been doing double workouts and even did the crazy mixed up mini-tri. My workout schedule for the last week has been:

Monday Sept 4 – Crazy Mixed Up Mini Tri

Run 4 miles
Swim 1500 yds
Ride 19 miles

That little exercise felt GREAT! So great that I took Tuesday off.

Wednesday –
Swim 2000 yds
Run 3 miles

Again – this felt fabulous. So fabulous I took Thursday off

Friday –
Swim 1600 yds
Run 2 miles.

I had to cut the run short so I could meet my friends for coffee. Never underestimate the value of cawfee tawk. Very important!

Friday afternoon I was contemplating doing another crazy mixed up mini-tri but what I really needed was to work harder on the bike and then practice running after riding. I’m so glad I did that. The ride wasn’t that great (15 miles with too much time on the trail slowing down and passing people with little kids and also stopping at cross streets) but the getting off the bike and running was an important reminder.

What I remembered is that when you get off the bike and start running your legs sort of yell “WHOA! What the hell?!!?” Seriously. I don’t know how else to describe that feeling of being all wobbly and unsteady like a new born colt getting up on all 4s for the first time. You’ve seen that, right? At least on TV or in the movies. Running after getting off a bike feels exactly like that.

I’m glad I got a reminder before I’m coming out of T2 next Sunday. I haven’t quite figured out my strategy for the week but I have a forced taper due to having to fly to Irvine Wed night, spend 2 days in the office, fly home Friday night and then fly to San Diego Saturday to help Pookie move into the dorms. Then I fly home Saturday afternoon and head for the Triathlon on Sunday AM.

Any tips, hints or suggestions for how to handle the other days would be much appreciated. Right now I’m planning on swimming and running (at least a little) on Mon and Wed AM. and I might go for a little run on Thursday or Friday. What about the bike, though? Think I should go for a ride on Tuesday? Maybe a short ride and a short run Tuesday AM?? If you have an opinion please weigh in. I’m kind of addicted to the double workout now – it just feels so good.

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14 Responses to Double The Pleasure, Double the Fun

  1. Susan says:

    I say if you like the 2-a-days, stick to it and skip the in-between days.

  2. Fe-lady says:

    Yea for double workoutS! I couldn’t compete without them! Hey, you had BETTER sign up for SOMETHING in San Fran next year since you are lucky to live so close to so many great events!How about the Alcatraz Challenge? It’s a swim/run- I think it’s the first weekend of August next year! (Think about it! Would love to plan to meet you there!)

  3. susie says:

    No advice from me, though I went through a period of double workouts myself…but just thanks for Bolder’s comment. “Remember the Reasons” got me through this morning:)

  4. Running Rabbit says:

    2 a days? You are stronger than I am!!

  5. Firefly's Running says:

    Awesome workout.

  6. Firefly's Running says:

    Awesome workout.

  7. jeanne says:

    i got nothin’ for ya. it looks to me like you are kicking butt!

  8. Jessica says:

    Wow, lady….I’m worn out having just READ that (wonder if I burned any calories in the effort?)!And to think I was a certified personal trainer for five years.

  9. Bolder says:

    great workout week.load and recover.say it three times.

  10. David says:

    Shoot. I can’t even keep up with what you do on rest days. I am no help.You make me feel like a slug, for all you do.

  11. Juls says:

    Great job! Sorry, nothing for you (advice wise) here either.

  12. Donald says:

    Hi – thanks for your comment to my post at Complete Running. The Yasso thing never quite worked for me, but I know it’s been successful for a lot of people.I’ve never been to your blog before, but I’ll definitely be back to check it out. Have fun with your tri training.

  13. WADDLER26.2 says:

    I have no answer – but you’re doing good hanging in there with the doubles!!

  14. Stefano says:

    Great workout, you are going to be stronger and faster. Advice? Yesssss enjoy the life with chocolate, ice creams and coke. I cannot add other pleasures of the life……

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