When I don’t workout in the morning my eyes look sleepy until at least 10 a.m.
I get really excited when my 3 lb (seriously, 3 lbs) bucket of cottage cheese runs out for two reasons:
1. One less dish that Billy has to do because I just use the container for my fruit and cc mixture;)
2. We go to Costco THAT DAY because I actually physically and mentally cannot go a day without it and you know how much I adore my Costco trips.
Working at my school while pregnant has incredible benefits. The faculty knows that I love food and they come in saying, “does the baby need a donut?” Um yes, how did you know?
It worked its magic yesterday when a coworker was eating pie and I said, “gosh, I think I will start feeling really nauseated if I don’t have some of your fresh homemade apple pie with a crust that took you 2 hours to make.” It worked and it was incredible.
Would it be rude if I sent out a mass email telling them that I really would like them to start delivering some filet mignon to my door with a baked potato (extra salt) on the side?
Have I shown you the shirt that my mom had made for Billy? I didn’t even force him to wear it, he chose it all on his own.
This is his post shower hair, for some strange reason he takes a shower right after a run…we were raised much differently, issues like this one are going to make raising a child together very difficult.
So why has Billy been doing TWO HARD workouts in ONE day? From the Billy himself:
Ever since I started a new training cycle after the Dogtown Half Marathon I have felt as though I could push myself harder. I started to gradually up my weekly mileage and I started running 2 quality days and a long run per week (in addition to my easy mileage) instead of only one quality day. After several weeks of doing this I realized that I could do even more. A couple weeks ago after a 14 mile long run in the morning, I went out on an easy 2 mile shakeout/recovery run that night. I was amazed at how well my body felt the next day and can only attribute it to that second “workout.”
Elite runners like Jake and coaches like Hawk over at Runner’s Corner have been talking about the benefits of two hard workouts in one day for a long time. The great thing about a two-a-day is that you can get two quality workouts in and still “waste” only one rest/easy day to recover. Yesterday I did a Tempo Run in the early afternoon:
and then a short speed workout on the track a couple of hours later:
Since the two runs have entirely different purposes and benefits (improving Lactic Acid Threshold vs. improving VO2 Max and Running Efficiency) I was able to complete the second run on tired legs and when I finished, I felt tired, but not really any more than I normally do after one quality workout.
Doubling up on your quality days or doing a short shakeout run several hours after a long run is a great way to boost your performance and enhance your recovery. Of course, putting this extra strain on your body is tough and should only be considered if you feel as though your body can handle it. I took a 15 minute icebath after my second workout last night and that really helps. Have a great day.
I will be hitting up the elliptical after school today. I am only running every other day because I have heard and read a few things saying that it is easier to get injured while pregnant and since I am already an injury bomb I want to play it extra safe.
After the elliptical= Thursday night = date night = my favorite part of the week.
Are you injury prone? Or do you feel like you have really lucked out (or you are smart unlike me) when it comes to running and injuries?
Explain in full detail your favorite donut.
-Apple fritter, X-large, with extra apple chunks and extra glaze.
Have you ever done TWO hard workouts in the same day?
What are you doing tonight?