Wednesday Workout: The Double Down

Hump Day! Yaaaaaaaaay! I bet you’re all pumped that Friday is almost here. I sure am. More orientation for school on Friday for me, which means that I start school in only a few short day.

WHAT? I START SCHOOL ON MONDAY?!?!ย 

Wait, wait, wait! I’m not ready! No, really, I don’t know anything! I definitely don’t think I’m ready to be a doctoral candidate!

*deep breath*

Yes, I am. I know some stuff. I’m ready as I’ll ever be.

Ok, now that my panic attack is done, I want to share something so fun with ya’ll. Remember how yesterday’s BTAT was all about Social Mediaย and finding a community for whatever you might need support in your life (hello, IBD community!)? Well, funny thing happened on Twitter yesterday.

NYC meet-up! Yay!

One of my favorite runner bloggers, Janae, shot out an invite to meet up for lunch tomorrow while she’s in town for an event. So fun, right? See how Social Media can bring people together? Fun, fun, fun. Can’t wait to finally meet her and gab about all the important things such as: What toppings do you always put on your fro-yo? and Who really has the best salad bar ever?ย Burning questions, I tell you.

As for today, I am doing a double-whammy workout. Walked 1.5 miles home from the doctor and will walk another 2 miles to and from {my favorite place to be in NYC} luluelmon for a team meet-up.

Double Down workouts can be a really great tool to training when you do them right. Recently, lots of my friends have been doing Ragnar Relays and other overnight/100+ mile relays. First off, I am totally forming a team for next spring. Look out, world, I will be running with a headlamp and there’s no stopping me. Second, SO FUN! I love a team event.

Three cheers for Team KOB!!!!

The other reason to give a Double Down a try is that you sometimes just don’t have the time for a long run, am I right? I mean, it’s tough to get 10 miles in before work (aka before the sun is beating down and cooking you like a sausage). Why not hit up 7 comfortable miles in the morning and hammer out 3 after the sun goes down? And what better way to burn a few extra calories than to split up your workouts with 12 hours of sitting in a chair.

So next time you’re…

  • Too tired to do the full mileage in one swoop
  • Short on time
  • Interested in burning a few more calories in your day
  • Want to add a little bit more mileage
  • Looking to increase your endurance
  • Want to meet up with the run club that night but they aren’t running as long as you need to that day
  • Looking to catch up with a friend for some slower miles after work but need to get some speed work in that day, too
  • Have to unexpectedly cut a workout short

…do a Double Down. Don’t be afraid. Try it once a week (no more) and see how it goes.

Now go out and run.

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7 thoughts on “Wednesday Workout: The Double Down

  1. I definitely love two-a-day workouts (double downs…very cool). I’m the reverse, though–I like having a shorter workout earlier in the day (like a three mile run) and a longer one (like a long swim or bike ride) later on because I have to squeeze in errands and family time.

    Hey, I’ll see you at the blogger meet-up tomorrow (hopefully!) Social media is pretty awesome.

  2. Hey, that’s pretty cool! I definitely like double down workouts, but mine are the reverse…most of mine are shorter workouts (like a three mile run) in the morning with a longer swim or bike ride in the late afternoon/evening. Gotta squeeze in errands and family time in between, but my evening are usually free and I’m itching to do something more….

    And hey, I’ll see you at lunch tomorrow! Social media is pretty awesome. Lookin’ forward to it.

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