I’ve been doing the double workouts for a couple of weeks or so now and am getting the hang of it. I try most of the time to do one in the morning and one in the evening, or if nothing else pair two together that don’t overlap too much.
Tonight I am beat! I took on an endurance cycling class, where I kept WAY above the suggested gears, and then I followed if directly with an entire lifting routine of super sets. Not too much overlap, right? It was still tiring. I didn’t increase the gear too much at the very beginning just so I could gauge the class, but shortly into it I decided to really increase the difficulty. On top of that I tried to concentrate a lot on my form (back straight, not pushing down with toes) as well as making sure my cadence wasn’t all over the place. Mission accomplished, but it took some energy!
Really could’ve used a Powerbar or gel before round two, but I roughed it like the pioneers, who also didn’t have Powerbars and gels for after their cycling classes.
The super sets were tough because…well, they’re super sets. Not nearly as much rest as usual. Plus the guy I usually lift with had other things to do, so I had to keep myself moving. And after about every set I considered being done, but I stuck it out until the end. If nothing else I’m glad so that I don’t have to spend this blog entry talking about being a quitter!
The big plus to doing all of this is that I should be able to go to sleep early so I can get up before work and do a 4.5 mile hill workout. After work I get to cool off with a “leisurely” 2100 yard swim.
I’m trying to put a lot of effort into training this week. The last two weeks I disappointed myself because I had to miss a workout here and there. So this week I have committed to nailing EVERY workout–even the optional bonus one!