Saturday, April 16, 2011

Triple Workout Day

My next half marathon is less than a month away, on May 15.  I can't believe how quickly it is approaching and how much I should do beforehand.  I've been adapting Hal's half marathon plan   to meet my needs and help me become a faster runner. 

After my last half marathon (March 25), I've done two longer runs - one eight miler and one 11-miler at decent times.  I'm not quite sure when I'll do my long run this week because the weather is not looking too good.  Who wants to be out in the rain/cold for more than an hour?  It just sounds like a recipe for how to get sick to me. 

Although this is not part of Hal's plan, I've been trying to do a double workout day one day of the weekend, typically on Saturday.  This morning I got up and ran 3 miles at a slower place (average of 7:49/mile) and then I'm doing another workout of running and other cardio and weights in another couple of hours.  Today, however, I wanted to challenge myself a little more.  I want to run three times.  So I plan on doing another 2 or 3-miler in the late afternoon/early evening.  Three workouts...yes, please. 

Will my legs fill it tomorrow?  I'm not sure.  I don't plan on doing a lot of running during each run, keeping it to 2, 3, or 4 miles per run.  So I won't be doing more than 10 today.  Sometimes I think it is easier to run 10 consecutively than to do them separately, but I need a different challenge today.  It is good preparation for Ragnar Relays, if nothing else. 

Do you do double workouts in one day? 

1 comment:

  1. I use to do double runs when I was trying to run a Half-Marathon 7days out of the week. I would run a good 8-9 miles in the morning and right before I sleep I would run the rest. I could only keep that up for a couple weeks than my body just gave out.

    The hardest part is finding the time to EAT, cause burning 2k+ calories a day, and having to cover that with an additionally 2k+ calories = hard.