The leaves are starting to turn...
And every store in sight has back to school specials...
That means it's Two-A-Days time! And although the phrase is most commonly associated with football practices or the MTV show of the same name, for me it means that it's time to start running. Twice a day, in fact.
Why am I running twice a day?
So why two-a-days? Well, it comes back to the one topic I can't stop discussing: RAGNAR.
(Collective reading audience groans... "UGH! She's gonna talk about THAT again???")
Yupp. Ultimately, it comes down to this. During an approximately 24 hour time frame, I will have to run, not once, not twice, but three times. Yeah, sounds crazy. And in between, I get to ride in the world's most comfortable place for sleeping: a van filled with 4 other people.
And yes, I am excited about this. :)
But that's the thing: I know it's gonna hurt.
And so I need to prepare my body for this. I need to train both my body and my mind to be able to run multiple times within a short time frame so that when Ragnar rolls around in just over a month, I am prepared. That way I can enjoy my runs and not hobble through them, filled with pain and anxiety about my next run.
And so it starts. Not every day, but when time allows, I will be doing two runs a day. A shorter run in the morning and a longer run in the evening, mimicking my Ragnar legs as closely as possible.
Just wait until I start three runs a day! (Just Kidding, who has time for that?!)
Anyone wanna volunteer to do night runs for me? Perhaps pretend to be a deer and jump out at me while I run through the woods at 3am? I really wanna re-create this Ragnar experience as much as possible before hand... Volunteers? Anyone?
Geez, guys... Don't all raise your hands at once... I feel like I'm back teaching high school science all over again...
Until next time! #RunLove!