Three Things Thursday

1. Epic Day

After yesterday’s practice du, you may have thought I went home from work and crashed hard on the couch… perhaps after a shower. Maybe. It was tempting, but I wasn’t done yet. I wanted to fit in a little more mileage so I went for another 5K after work. Note: three x 5K runs in one day is way harder that one 15K run. After that, hubs and I had a date at the pool where I swam my longest distance yet!

One day. Three runs. One ride. One swim.
45 kilometres (28 miles). Enough food for an army.

The lovely Meg asked a few questions so I thought I would answer them here:

How tired do you feel at night?
I’m used to the early wake-ups and go to bed early most days (9-9:30) and almost always fall asleep as my head hits the pillow. Last night I was awake later (10:30) because of the evening swim and I was definitely tired. I didn’t have any workouts planned for this morning (gasp!) so I enjoyed sleeping in a couple hours later.

What is that second run like?
I am brand new to cycling and brick runs and it is definitely an unusual feeling to be running off the bike. I expected my legs to feel heavy, but they actually just felt kind of wobbly. I also felt like I was running much slower than I actually was, which appears to be common from what other’s have told me.

Have you ever done two runs in a day and done one at night? How is that different for you?
I run doubles pretty frequently where I am running morning and evening. This has been a great way to put in the mileage without as much strain on the body – and schedule. I almost always find that my legs feel tired and slow as I start that second run, but wake up quickly and I almost forget I had already run that day.

2. Speaking of questions… I will be getting to those answers SOON. I promise!!

3. Duct Tape to the Rescue…

We had a “minor” incident on our camping trip over the weekend where the zipper on our tent broke completely on our last night. Naturally, this happened late at night when we were trying to tuck in for the night and the bugs were buzzing like crazy and looking to settle in to our sleep nest. Thank goodness for duct tape, safety pins and clothes pegs!

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27 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday

  1. I do not KNOW How you did all those workouts and then those mile repeats tonight! You are definitely on determined girl! Keep it up marlene! you are getting so strong!

  2. Hahah – love the duct tape tent job, too funny! Ya gotta do what you gotta do!!Wow lady, you are truly amazing! You are going to ROCK that du. They are so much fun, so different than the marathon world! Can't wait to get home and get caught up with ya! Good luck this weekend!! 🙂

  3. You are a training machine! Great workouts, well done! We camp in a tent often and I must say, job well done on keeping out whatever you wanted too.

  4. ha! I was just looking at some fun printed duct tape yesterday wondering why you'd need it in zebra print. But it would've spiced up your tent 🙂

  5. ha! I was just looking at some fun printed duct tape yesterday wondering why you'd need it in zebra print. But it would've spiced up your tent 🙂

  6. ha! I was just looking at some fun printed duct tape yesterday wondering why you'd need it in zebra print. But it would've spiced up your tent 🙂

  7. ha! I was just looking at some fun printed duct tape yesterday wondering why you'd need it in zebra print. But it would've spiced up your tent 🙂

  8. Awesome workouts. You're making me wish I didn't just shower, so I could get back out there…I mean I guess I still could, but the chances of me showering again….

  9. Thank God for duct tape! It is a cure-all for everything!I don't remember the last time I went to bed before 9:00… probably after finishing Ragnar last year. I needed it!

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