Today I started running twice a day.
I tried to do this before, but never really succeeded. I was able to run and do some other sort of workout like swimming, or spinning, or weights, but I never really found myself able to motivate to get out and run twice.
Thsi Month's Runner's World featured Desiree Ficker. She is of course a Professional Triathelete. So she works out twice a day at a rate which I shall never achieve. After looking at her schedule, I decided that the two a day run might be possible a few days a week. It's a way of getting in mileage for me at the moment as I attempt to build up my stamina.
It went pretty well today. I got going a little too late for my first workout so it was very hot (like 85 degrees), and somewhat humid. There was a wind that made it seem a little cooler. I ran slower than I expected, and I think it may have had something to do with the Quasi breakfast of a glass of milk and coffee.
My Second Run went better. I was much much faster on mile one. The rest was all just sort of junk, but I did complete the planned run. The humidity for my second run was at 87% so I was dripping by the time I finished. It was a bit like running in a sauna….
After this run I found this chart on line:
According to This Site the A zone and B zone mean that atheletes need breaks every 25-30 minutes.In the B zone atheletes should be taking in fluids. It doesn't say much about C and D. Several of my runs have entered the C zone. I don't think any have entered the D zone!
I'm not really sure why I think this is a good idea, but I do think it is a good idea. I hope to do 3-4 two a days a week. I'm holding off from more because I am getting a small shin splint in the leg that I had the stress fracture in last year. So, I'm going to try it, gently, and see how I do…
Oh yes….Of course my contest is still open. As I noted before Monotreme is currently in first, and wefloat is in second. And I am thinking pretty seriously about the Martian Marathon mentioned by Havybeaks…
At any rate, it is nice to be running again.