Monday, July 16, 2007

Is there a reverse duathlon? -- UPDATE AT BOTTOM

You know, a race where you bike first, then run, and then bike again?

Because if there is, I'm ready for it! ;-)


Today was a multi-sport workout, if you will, with me doing the above. I was able to get this nice long workout in while Matty napped (Kara is still off partying with her grandparents). It felt really good this time. My owie from the other day was gone and I was able to run without any pain. Although I did take the run much slower than the last time, since I had to save my legs for the final bike ride.

I am going to *try* to get Tim to run a mile with me after he gets off work tonight. It might not happen, but we'll see. I would really love for him to get more active again. The kids look to both of us to set an example, and it would be great if we could both show them that physical activity is a good thing.

Today's stats:

Bike ride 1:
Time: 20 minutes
Distance: 5.65 miles

Run (treadmill):
Distance: three miles
Time: 35:14 (11:44 minute/mile pace)

Bike ride 2:
Time: 20 minutes
Distance: 5.89 miles

Total from both bike rides:
Time: 40 minutes
Distance: 11.54 miles

***Hey, here's the update!***
I got Tim out there running with me tonight!! It was great!! I am so proud of him. He ran a solid 1/2 mile and then walked some, too. That's farther than I could go when I first started running. Oh, and we traded off with the jogging stroller.
We are planning to do some short runs three days a week to start and then work him up from there. So yay!!!

I did run one mile, basically an out and back. Here are my stats:

Distance: one mile
Time: (get a load of this) 9:56!!!!!!!! A new training record for a mile!

I think having Tim there motivated me to run faster. But the kicker is it didn't feel that hard!! But then again, I knew I was only running a short distance, because there's no way right now I could run four miles at that pace. Someday......


Randy said...

Way to go Michelle, I don't know if I would have the energy to run after doing even one bike ride.

Good luck on getting Tim out, I agree setting a good example for the kiddo's is a good motivator.

Marcy said...

I hear you on the DH thing!! I've been trying to prod John do get with the program, but he's resistant *sigh*

Killer workout!!! ;D ;D

Mary Christine said...

Good job! How did the bike ride feel after the run?

Michelle said...

Mary Christine --

The second bike ride felt really weird at first. But my legs adjusted about four minutes in, and it felt really good from there on out. :-)

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Great job to both you and Tim! Those are some great workouts. I can't say that I have ever heard of a bike-run-bike race, but anything is possible.

BTW, those are some great pictures of the kidos.

Mom tried decaf once said...

There are bike-run-bike races!! There is one here in October! Want to come?

Great job on the run!!

Jason The Running Man said...

WTG Michelle...your a animal with these workouts keep it going your motivating me! Awesome that Tim got out to run with you...trying to convince Ashli to run but she always says only when being chased will she run!:)