Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Practice Du

With my first duathlon coming up next weekend, I thought it would be fun to "du" a practice round this morning.

4:30 - wake up, get dressed, breakfast
5:00 - out the door for run # 1 (5K)
5:30 - home, change shorts, bathroom break, grab bike gear/bike
5:50 - Juliana arrives - bike to work (29K/18mi)
7:00 - arrive at work - unload bike/gear, change shorts
7:10 - out the door for run # 2 (5K)
7:40 - back to work, freshen up*, dress
7:55 - seated at my desk
8:00 - food, food and more food
Noon - Nap time??

*You may notice the absence of "shower" in my time line. No showers at work - just baby wipes, even after 2 hours+ of running & cycling. Good thing my co-workers are used to this kind of behaviour...



My legs felt a little wobbly at first off the bike, but I was surprised that they were moving quicker than expected. My second 5K run actually ended up being nearly 3 minutes faster than the first one!

Tonight: swimming with the hubs!

What's on your agenda for Wednesday?

38 comments:

Marky Mark said...

You have lots of energy!

Aneta said...

u r a DU Star! lol

great job.

Lily on the Road said...

Taper week ~ whohah!!!

Laura said...

Cracker time.
I did my interval run at lunch and am hitting up spin/cross training tonight.
So a new kind of Tri - run, bike, abs.

dietitianontherun.com said...

Haha, omg all that and no shower?! Your coworkers are troopers ;)

As are you! Holy whoa, chick. That's a big adventure before work on a Wednesday morning!

Morgan said...

Love it! LOL!

Jason said...

nice job. Way to keep at it. This race has got nothing on you.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Could you please start collecting some of your sweat in a bottle and send it to me? I'm sure some of your extra energy is leaking out and I could sure use it!

Runners Fuel said...

Great job this morning. You're going to do great in the tri!

Neophyte TriDuRun said...

Nice! I call them race simulations. I also find that peddling at a higher rpm (less resistance) before running helps to keep my running cadence up as well.

Deb said...

Nice job!

I'm the same way when I run after biking. I always feel slower, but when I check my pace, it's almost always faster then I usually go in a stand alone run.

Lauren @ The Running Cook said...

great job! my coworkers might be nice about it, but I don't think I'd be able to stand myself if I sweated that much and had to sit in it all day!

Emz said...

you are a DU-er.

freaking awesome job.

Melanie Tait said...

Marlene! I feel as though I have so much to catch up on your blog. Good job with the early starts. All this year I've been working from 4.30am, so I feel your pain. Know I feel your pain :).

J said...

Oh boy no shower! Good thing its a small office! Today is a slow day. Lots of errands before dinner and then relaxing. Nothing fun except my little run this morning!

Teamarcia said...

Nicely done girl!
today was a strength day for me. That and lots of party shopping.

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Nicole said...

baby wipes are the best creation on earth! great job!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

My co-workers would kill me and smell me coming a mile away.

ajh said...

Love the pic of your bike at work!

Robin said...

Amazing!

kristen said...

You're bad ass... :)

misszippy said...

Great work getting in a test drive. You'll feel so confident now when you race this weekend. And your coworkers can surely survive your little baby wipe showers!

Sara said...

See, now I'm going to have to try the baby wipes thing. I am only 4 miles away from my work. What stops me from biking to work is the lack of shower. But seeing as I'm a preschool teacher, we have baby wipes in the classroom. Not to mention we sweat all day long chasing the kids around the room.

One of these days I'm gonna get up the guts to bike to work! Probably won't run a 5K after doing so, but BABY STEPS! haha.

My today consisted of my very first track workout. Just finished blogging about it.

Joanna said...

You've got me thinking--i could totally run to work! We have a gym with showers (i work at a univ). My husband takes the kiddo in the mornings now, so I could absolutely make this work! Thanks for the inspiration!

RunningLaur said...

ha, I love the bike at your desk! Good thing your coworkers are used to you in workout mode - you can take advantage of it for sure now :)

Char said...

One of my running friends once told me that cycling gets your legs used to a faster cadence so even though they felt wobbly you must have been getting that effect.

Mark said...

Amazing!!!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

You are a great example of fitting it all in. I love how you fit in your workouts with your commute and/or lunch break.

lindsay said...

You need to work on that 20min transition time...

I've found that my brick runs are a better pace than just-a-run pace, although my legs feel like cement. Strange, I want to assume it's from being warmed up? Or maybe the spinning on the bike improves your leg turnover?

Johann said...

That's great, well done! You are much braver than me. Give me the run and I'm happy, give me the bike and I'm not happy.

Bethany + Ryan said...

Wowie! That sounds like fun! I run often on my lunch break and I never shower either...but I do hang up my sweaty clothes on file cabinets to dry :-D

Meg said...

WOW, you are so fit!! I also love your ability to go from running to biking to work in two hours...
How tired do you feel at night?
What is that second run like? Have you ever done two runs in a day and done one at night? How is that different for you?
So curious!

N.D. said...

so fun! nice!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i loooove how you get creative to get it all in! seriously just proof positive that we all have time to workout if we want to

Fair Weather Runner said...

i just signed up for my first international race, i'm coming to canada in october!!

that is all.

p.s. nice job on the DU, wowza!

Aron said...

Andddd I need a nap just reading that :) awesome job lady!

Richelle said...

Awesome work on your practice du!

I must say... I'm very impressed by your ability to get up so early in the morning. I'm way too much of a night-owl!