2 a-days

I’m still awake – but not for long.  I woke this morning pretty much with a huge desire to go back to sleep.  I slept well – deep sleep with many dreams.  I just wanted that to continue for several more hours.  I seriously considered taking the morning off and enjoying another 2 hours of blissful dreams.  Of course, I didn’t.  After some breakfast and some loud music, I somehow convinced myself to leave the comfort of the house for a series of 1200 m intervals.  I actually wasn’t quite sure I would make it through the warm-up mile, but I made it to the park and started the first interval before I could talk myself out of it.  The plan was 4×1200 m intervals in 4:49.  Here’s how it went:

1200 m in 4:44

1200 m in 4:43

1200 m in 4:47

1200 m in 4:53

So, the final one was slow.  I was just happy to have actually completed it to be honest.  I took a 3 minute walk break after that interval, then continued home for a total workout of 7 miles.

Ahh, but the story today doesn’t end there.  Now that my daughter Alice is finished with track season, we’re building off of that fitness to prepare her for next fall’s cross country season.  So, at about 5 pm, I picked her up at school and we went for an easy 3 mile run.  At her easy pace of 10:24 min/mile, it was very easy for me from the cardiovascular standpoint, but my legs are definitely feeling the combination of workouts.

Still, it’s nice to have 10 miles under my belt only 1 day into the week.  Tomorrow morning, I’m hitting the bike for about 20 min to warmup for my strength training.  Then, it’s off for another 3 easy miles with Alice after work.

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3 Responses to 2 a-days

  1. Glenn Jones says:

    That’s neat that you now have a running partner with something in common!

  2. Jess says:

    Excellent idea to run with Alice and get her ready for cross-country. Half the kids won’t run at all during the summer, so she’ll have a real advantage.

    And nice intervals!

  3. lindsay says:

    nice job on the intervals and double! i agree with jess – alice will have a huge advantage come august.

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