Monday, November 26, 2012

2 a days and Cooking with abs!!

Happy Monday Guys!

Last week I was in Florida for Thanksgiving. I maintained my mileage almost getting 70. It's not hard to do when you are bunking with 11 family members, Haha...I did a 2 a day last week and asked my coach to work a few into my schedule this week.

So today I did 7 miles in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. The 3 sounds like a joke. I didn't even count it as running...beforehand that is. Well, we all live and learn so I have a few pointers on 2 a days.

2-a-day pointers

*Check the conditions. This morning it was 28. This afternoon 70. I was not dressed quite appropriately. I had lip sweat by mile 2. WTF?

* Don't forget, even 3 miles is still running. So eating 20 proteins in a protein bar and a turkey sandwich on your way out the door is a NO-NO. Especially, if you're like me and run on an empty stomach. I was green by mile 1.

*Force a slower pace if it's just mileage. Or drop the pace 20 second a mile and be a dork like me. 

* And get ready to be punked by the endorphin gods. Just when you get into your happy space, all warmed up it's then time to stop. Booooo. 

For housekeeping here is last weeks schedule:

Monday: 7 on a treadmill. don't ask. horrible
Tuesday: 9 @ 7:28 in the AM and 4 @ 7:42 in the PM
Wednesday: 3 x1000, 4x400 inside of a 9 miler. clung to 6 flat and mid 80's. 
Thursday: 9 @ 7:14 pace
Friday: 9 @ 7:15 pace
Saturday: 7 @ 7:16 pace
Sunday: 15 @ 7:15 pace

Also, a huge add on is that I go the the gym everyday after I run for 45 min to an hour for either core or upper body strength. And I do not eat refined sugar. Except for pasta and bread. 

So get ready for it!!!..Cooking with Abs!!!

haha, I am a self proclaimed dork and this is the dumbed photo ever but holy bageezus, do you see em??!! Those are "late day" abs. The most coveted of all abs. This is not your typical wake up dehydrated abs. This is full belly abs!! Wooooohooooo! (lol)

So, apparently the key to the lean look is:

*70 road miles a week
*6 hours in the gym a week
*no sugar

I'm thankful I can enjoy every second of it!

Well, party on peeps. If you have anything bad-ass going on I'd love to give you a shout out. I love hearing motivating stories.

Have a great week and happy training!



  1. Your going to tear up Boston! I set a 5k PR this weekend of 24:57! Turtle slow for you, but a minute and thirty seconds faster than last year at this race for me. Run Happy!