Last night's Tuesday running club workout went off with out a hitch and we had a relatively cool evening for a workout. 80F with a light wind compared to 90F++ temps last week - what a welcomed relief from the heat wave we were having.
I was excited for the workout - 3x1600m at tempo pace followed by 4x200m at race pace, for the great company of my running buddy and for new running shoes/racing shoes!
A few weeks ago I stopped into a local running/tri store because I had a gift certificate from the race I won back in April. I was excited to get new shoes but sad to hear that the store did not carry Brooks. So I started trying on every pair they had in the store until I found these awesome red shoes! Last night I ran in them for the first time and they made me feel like I was flying. The adizero adios shoes by Adidas are super light and super comfortable. I can't wait to race a 5k in them in the fall!
8 miles later we finished the warm up, workout and cool down. My legs were pretty dead.
3x1600 - 7:06, 7:05, 7:01
4x200m - all at 41 secs, talk about consistent!
I headed home for a shower, dinner and to put my feet up. I purposely did NOT shampoo my hair in hopes that it would serve as motivation to get out of bed the next morning for a recovery run.
Less than 12 hours later, I was back out on the road for a short 3 mile recovery run. My legs were yelling at me for running again so close to my last run but this was the only time I could fit it in. Plus by not shampooing my hair the night before, I felt like I had to get up and run in the morning and then shower/shampoo. Otherwise it would be double showers for me and double shampoos if I ran after work which was something I did not want to do. Sometimes you just have to find a little stupid thing to get you out of bed in the morning.
So instead of running in the morning and night with work separating the runs, I ran at night and in the morning with sleep separating the runs. I think it still counts as a double of sorts - my legs definitely think so!