I commuted to work by bike! Go me! I loved my ride down - yes down in the morning. I loved looking at my bike propped up all day in my classroom but proof of my awesomeness of getting to work under my own power. Then when work was over I ran 4 miles with some of my new running friends at school. I got back from that, changed my clothes so I wasn't starting out wet and headed up the mountain to get home. Changing may have been stupid as it was raining and I certainly did get wet. But it was a light rain and it wasn't cold. I didn't turn in at my road but continued past to make sure I got in at least 10 miles. Am I nuts to do this? Should I just go home and call it good enough? Yeah it's not that far (slightly less than 8 miles round trip) but so much of it is uphill. (And of course that means an equal amount is downhill.) I am feeling nicely tired tonight while thinking I might just get in another double tomorrow!
Today I got up and was running by 5:45. Those of you who follow me know I am not a before work runner or in in the dark runner. It should have been light but due to all the rain it wasn't. It wasn't raining too badly although I did hit every puddle due to the afore mentioned darkness. On the way back I couldn't see because my glasses were so covered with rain drops. So maybe it was raining quite a bit. I got home, hurried through my stretches and jumped on my bike to head to school. Yes, it was still raining but I had on rain pants and a rain coat. Now I love my rain pants but I can see why people pay the big bucks for Gore Tex because man do I sweat in these cheaper ones. So much that I am not dry which is the whole point. I had one of those late meetings at school so it was rather late by the time I headed home. I am beat! I don't know if it is my additional activity or just life. I didn't plan to taper for my half this Sunday as it is just a race I am doing not an A race at all but I don't know how smart doing all these doubles are either. I don't even know if they are a double when they are taking place at 3 different times! I am nuts!
I want to get one more commute in this week but but am having trouble figuring out which day. I wanted to drive tomorrow and give myself a break but the weather prediction is worse for Thurs. It is not the rain which bothers me (every day this week is rainy) but Thursday looks the worst for thunderstorms. I have missed them so far. What would you do? Play it safer with the weather on Wed. and ride the bike and fit in a run somehow or save the bike ride for Thursday. I am trying to do nothing on Friday or Saturday to give my body a rest before the half.