Most of you follow my Super-Studly-Wife Michael of Slowly Tri-Ing ... if you don't ... DO IT NOW!!! She had another Triathlon this morning and she FRIGGIN' KILLED IT!!! I won't steal her thunder ... but she was awesome!!! I'm sooooo proud of her!
Unfortunately she lives a "natural athlete". Sports & fitness are about the only things I'm just naturally pretty good at in this world. And she would probably be the first to admit it ... she's not a "natural athlete". Every step of her journey is a challenge. I love getting out of bed in the morning to run ... she hates it! I can't wait to come home and start hammering out my second workout in the afternoon ... she dreads it! And even though the heat we're in right now is a little tough, I LOVE THE CHALLENGE ... she longs for fall! But even though this whole fitness thing is a chore for her at times, she is completely devoted to it and does a great job ... and she truly inspires me! I love you sweetie!
AWESOME JOB BABY ... YOU WERE GREAT TODAY!!!
|Michael last year in the Olathe Triathlon ("Wow, great camera work Jim!" ... Awe, thanks everybody!)|
Need Advice ...
I had a great 22 mile run this morning in the DRIVING RAIN! I'm not joking. It literally poured 20 out of the 22 miles in Lees Summit this morning. And on the back half, the wind picked up to about 20 mph. But the good news is ... it was only about 75 degrees and I got though it! Tomorrow I've got a 10-12 mile recovery run as I build up to my back-to-back marathons in October. Which brings me to the questions I have for y'all ...
1. Have any of you ever ran back-to-back marathons, halfs, 5Ks, or triathlons?
2. If so, what is the best way to recover and get ready for the second one the next day?
3. How far out did you start training?
I think I can just naturally build up the mileage and simulate the back-to-back process on weekends, but I want to make sure I do it right. On a regular long run, I of course have a recovery routine ... but should I modify it a little? I think one thing I'll add is a lot more stretching during the day and try to stay active without sitting around too much. But I was just curious on every one's thoughts. Thanks for your help!
... be great today!