This summer, I was informed that since I’m on vacation, I will be getting 2 workouts a day. My response? Bring it. Feeling cocky and sure of myself, I knew I could do it. Easily. You just workout, eat, rest and workout, right? Not so much.
This is the third week of these two a days, and this week, for the first time, I was able to do three in a row. And it was a big deal.
Tuesday: Did Spin & Core work in am, Yoga & 4 miles in the evening. Yoga is so hard, but I keep thinking it’s like relaxation, and it is SO not. My teacher, at the end of the class says, “And you get to go run 4 miles”. Yeah, i know. Tuesday’s miles weren’t so bad, but I was definitely feeling it.
Wednesday: 4 miles relaxed in the morning. Well, since I’m up until midnight, morning was more like noon. On the treadmill. Nice and slow. Wednesday night called for a mix-up of 6 miles, alternating times. I did it for 3, but bailed and finally ended the night just doing 3×2 9:30 splits for nearly 2 miles. We got in the 6, just not as prescribed. It was wicked hot and hard, and Kim and I were both spent at the end.
Thursday: The morning called for spin and core, which I did easily, and I thought…oh, tonight’s 4 miler will be EASY PEASY (just like my coach called them). They were anything but that. I parked my car at the market, because we were out of milk, and I could also avoid a hill, making it an easy run. When I got to N.Ripon Road, I looked at Crash Davis, and realized, it was only .6 mile. Really? Up and around Mistlin Park, by the Jack Tone Truck Stop, into the market parking lot I fly…and look down. 2.83 miles. I ran around and around. Down side streets, because I needed to prove to myself that I could do four miles. I ran into the parking lot just as the manager was coming in. I got my keys and ran in and grabbed a water…which I paid for with my groceries.
And, I finished 3 days in a row of 2 workouts a day. But, I’m spent. I really am. Today is an off day, with a 5am start tomorrow of 11 miles. Damn. It was hard. But, I’m very satisified with this. Time to rest & hydrate because it’s going to be 106 today. Central Valley. It’s July.