Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Spinning, Running ...

There's only one thing missing from that line-up!! Now, if those two activites were not separated by 12 hours, well, then, I could call it a BRICK! (I love it when I talk like that.)

Monday: 6:30 a.m. spinning class. So biking? Not so easy. But at least you're outdoors, right? Spinning? God almighty, this has to be the most boring exercise on earth. Give me Bikram, please. I'm gonna go door-to-door to collect money for a buy-this-girl-a-bike fund so that I can bike outdoors. Cuz then I get to coast! As it turns out, the 45 minute spin class didn't kill me. It seems I actually am getting fitter, because I remember how three years ago I took the very same spinning class and it actually did kill me. It took a few years, but I was eventually raised from the dead. So spinning is going on the sked as a once-a-week cross-training event, cuz at least the tunes are good. And I get to feel righteous being in class at 6:30 a.m.

Our heroine was supposed to run eight miles on Tuesday. (That would be today. Huh. Time flies.) But as Monday night rolled around I thought, hey, I'm feeling pretty good, let's see how hard it is to do two workouts in one day! I mean, I read about people doing this all the time. How hard can ...

This run was supposed to be a "pace run": two-mile warm-up, four miles at pick-your-pace (10m, 10k, or 5k), two-mile cool-down.

Instead, because I'm easily confused, I did two miles at 10k pace, with no warm up, and one mile at 5k pace and ... you know what? I just run. If it's not a race, I don't seem to have a lot of control. (I guess that's why they call this training.)

Result? Kind of a train wreck. Seven miles instead of eight, and I could tell things were falling apart by mile five:

10:45
10:49
10:14
10:29
11:10
11:59
12:48

No one can say I don't know how to COOL DOWN at least. That part, I nailed.

Tomorrow, four miles. On the track maybe. Or maybe off.

But I'll tell you this much: I'll be back, Jack.

14 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Nice run!!

21st Century Mom said...

I know that trick - I've done it sooo many times. But 2 workouts in a day - woo hoo!

a.maria said...

you're getting so FAST!!!!! well done you!!

why is everyong getting fast except me? arghhhhhh. what is your secret?!?!

i've never tried spinning... but it actually sounds like something i'd lurve.. however the two workouts a day thing, i've been doing for a while, and i'll tell you what...

its exhausting!

Susan said...

Hee. A brick indeed.

Bolder said...

how are you going to do an Ironman without a bike?

KT said...

I went to the 5:45 a.m. spin class this morning, and thus am feeling totally self-righteous.

Irene said...

I have the cool down nailed, too...
LOL!

~Irene

Anonymous said...

Look how speedy you are! I can't believe you don't have anyone to run with in your group. That's just unfair when you're running so fast.

jeanne said...

anon: Oh, it's not really unfair. i mean, they're just a group for runners of a different ability level. And I'm pretty slow, let's face facts!

brent said...

nice, that is a very solid run jeanne!

*jeanne* said...

I hardly run at all without other runners around me. I just get slower and slower and slower...
I may be evolving into a walker.
But that's OK, too, I guess.
Especially in this HEAT!
Are you going to do the Twilighter? It's a BLAST! (But I'm too done in to race it this year).

TriBoomer said...

Jeanne,

I just read your post and everything was cool until I played the Steely Dan video. Yikes! Thank God for lasting studio versions.

Stay tuned...

Jennifer said...

I hear ya on the trying to switch paces- I pretty much have one pace!

runnergirl said...

Way to nail that cool down. We all have our talents!