Thursday, July 28, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. Epic Day

After yesterday's practice du, you may have thought I went home from work and crashed hard on the couch... perhaps after a shower. Maybe. It was tempting, but I wasn't done yet. I wanted to fit in a little more mileage so I went for another 5K after work. Note: three x 5K runs in one day is way harder that one 15K run. After that, hubs and I had a date at the pool where I swam my longest distance yet!

One day. Three runs. One ride. One swim.
45 kilometres (28 miles). Enough food for an army.

The lovely Meg asked a few questions so I thought I would answer them here:


How tired do you feel at night?
I'm used to the early wake-ups and go to bed early most days (9-9:30) and almost always fall asleep as my head hits the pillow. Last night I was awake later (10:30) because of the evening swim and I was definitely tired. I didn't have any workouts planned for this morning (gasp!) so I enjoyed sleeping in a couple hours later.

What is that second run like?
I am brand new to cycling and brick runs and it is definitely an unusual feeling to be running off the bike. I expected my legs to feel heavy, but they actually just felt kind of wobbly. I also felt like I was running much slower than I actually was, which appears to be common from what other's have told me.

Have you ever done two runs in a day and done one at night? How is that different for you?
I run doubles pretty frequently where I am running morning and evening. This has been a great way to put in the mileage without as much strain on the body - and schedule. I almost always find that my legs feel tired and slow as I start that second run, but wake up quickly and I almost forget I had already run that day.


2. Speaking of questions... I will be getting to those answers SOON. I promise!!


3. Duct Tape to the Rescue...

We had a "minor" incident on our camping trip over the weekend where the zipper on our tent broke completely on our last night. Naturally, this happened late at night when we were trying to tuck in for the night and the bugs were buzzing like crazy and looking to settle in to our sleep nest. Thank goodness for duct tape, safety pins and clothes pegs!


27 comments:

J said...

I do not KNOW How you did all those workouts and then those mile repeats tonight! You are definitely on determined girl! Keep it up marlene! you are getting so strong!

Char said...

I think you're very creative with your repairs. What would we do without duct tape?!

Teamarcia said...

I think i. Saw your picture under the word 'machine' in tne dictionary.
Thank heavens for duct tape!

ajh said...

You.Are.Incredible.

Nicole said...

your a freaking machine... that's all i can say... AMAZING!

H Love said...

you are so strong...mentally and physically! Keep it up!

Jill said...

Hahah - love the duct tape tent job, too funny! Ya gotta do what you gotta do!!

Wow lady, you are truly amazing! You are going to ROCK that du. They are so much fun, so different than the marathon world!

Can't wait to get home and get caught up with ya! Good luck this weekend!! :)

Joanna said...

My mother actually once had a 365 uses for duct tape desk calendar. What doesn't that stuff do?!?

Johann said...

You are a training machine! Great workouts, well done! We camp in a tent often and I must say, job well done on keeping out whatever you wanted too.

Bethany + Ryan said...

You're an animal

Robin said...

Your training is incredible!

Quinton J said...

tent looks fine to me.

Lisa said...

Way to MacGyver the tent!

Laura said...

What the hell flavour of Gatorade do you drink! Simply.awesome.
Sleeping in a tent is equivalent to torture to me.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Crazy Canadian.................. LOL

Aneta said...

that is a crazy EPIC day. good for u!

Tricia said...

ha! I was just looking at some fun printed duct tape yesterday wondering why you'd need it in zebra print. But it would've spiced up your tent :)

Tricia said...

ha! I was just looking at some fun printed duct tape yesterday wondering why you'd need it in zebra print. But it would've spiced up your tent :)

Tricia said...

ha! I was just looking at some fun printed duct tape yesterday wondering why you'd need it in zebra print. But it would've spiced up your tent :)

Tricia said...

ha! I was just looking at some fun printed duct tape yesterday wondering why you'd need it in zebra print. But it would've spiced up your tent :)

Carlee said...

Awesome workouts. You're making me wish I didn't just shower, so I could get back out there...I mean I guess I still could, but the chances of me showering again....

Mark said...

Simply amazing!! So's duct tape!!!

dietitianontherun.com said...

That's more workouts in ONE DAY that some of us do in certain WEEKS. No idea how you keep going ;)

You guys are crafty campers! I'll never camp without those supplies now, haha.

Fair Weather Runner said...

i'd say epic week, the workouts yesterday + the duct tape = best week ever. RIGHT?!

kristen said...

I love the duct tape!

Enjoy the long weekend!!

Amy said...

How do you keep going? I don't know how you do it! Happy long weekend!

Richelle said...

Thank God for duct tape! It is a cure-all for everything!

I don't remember the last time I went to bed before 9:00... probably after finishing Ragnar last year. I needed it!