As I had mentioned yesterday I’ve maxed out my weekday mileage to 8 so for the next couple of weeks when my schedule calls for the 9 or 10 mile mid week run I will have to run The Double. It has been more than a year since I have done this, but know that it works great for getting your mileage in when you have time constraints. This training technique is one that I would not use more than once a week and not for the long run unless I was without any other way. Your body is still able to reap the benefits of this longer run even though it is broken into two parts.
Typically I would split the mileage in half, but tonight there were special circumstances. I woke up and ran 3 miles at my normal time and will run the remainder of the 6 miles tonight with my running club. Thursday night is the club’s 6 mile tempo run. I am so excited to see everyone!! It has been way too long since I’ve attempted to meet for a group run. How often are you able to exercise with a group?
The Power of the Pack means not only friendships, conversations and laughs but Speed baby. Whenever I am with the group I push myself to limits that I think that I can not achieve when I am out as the lone runner. Unfortunately there was not a group run tonight. Bummer! So I ended up running my 6 miles tonight alone.