Today was a different kind of Saturday. Instead of sleeping in and enjoying a leisurely morning, I completed a 3+ hour triple workout before 10am!
When the alarm went off at 5am, my first thought was: “What was I thinking?” I generally have no problem getting up early on Sundays for long runs, but I cherish my Saturday sleep-ins after early mornings and long days all week long. Alas, I had big plans in store and it was time to get started!
I ate a light breakfast # 1 before heading out the door for the first workout of the day.
First up was a 6am masters swim and two of my friends (P & U, who will be joining us in Chicago!) came along. We spent 70 minutes in the pool with two coaches just for the three of us. I received a ton of guidance on my stroke and had and had a great workout.
I gobbled down breakfast # 2 in the car while en route to P & U’s house for a group bike trainer session. I had dropped off and set up all of my gear the night before so we were ready to go. Quick wardrobe change and we were on the bikes before 8:00am.
We rode for 90 minutes including one hour of hill climb and sprint intervals. It was a sweat fest and our legs were toast by the end, but the time flew by. This stuff is so much more fun with company!
Breakfast # 3 included a fruit bar, mini protein bar and some gu chomps during the ride. I felt like I had been eating all morning long, but I was still hungry and the workout session wasn’t over yet.
We hopped off the bikes, changed again and wobbled out the door for a 30 minute run. It felt like the sidewalk was moving beneath me at first, but my legs found their groove once we got going. Unfortunately I also got hit with stomach cramps that lasted for about the first half.
Still, I ended up feeling strong and relatively fresh by the end of our 5Kish loop.
Workout trifecta complete!
Not bad for a Saturday morning. I loved the back to back workouts and the time went by so fast. I can’t believe how much fun I had and I am sooo lucky to have friends who want to do this with me. This was the first of many days like this ahead. I can’t wait til we can swim in the lake and then go for a ride outdoors.