Double Dog Day

This morning I got up to meet the lovely Katie and Jana for a run around Walnut Creek! 

Don’t ever leave fall.
Nov 126

It was a perfect crisp fall day, the sun was shining, the leaves were bright and the air was cool.  We had a great run chatting away as usual, I always love running with these girls!  After 8 miles Jana had somewhere to be, so we said goodbye and Katie and I added another couple on to hit 10 for the morning.

10.0 miles/1:23:57/8:23 avg pace

Katie and I sat and caught up over coffee after which was the perfect end to a great morning.

One thing I am planning on incorporating for the next big training cycle (that is just a little over a week away!) and have been trying to do once a week while I base build is double days. 

I need to train my legs to run on tired legs and during different times of the day, so a great way to do that is to run twice a day!  I will definitely have a method to this madness when the time comes, but right now I try to keep the second one short and easy. 

I have been having really hard time running after work, especially lately with a commute and it being dark, so one way I have told myself I am going to get these runs in, is to bring my two favorite non-human running partners, Kylie and Emma

Can we go?  Pretty please, can we go?
Nov 148

They both love to run and are always so excited to go, which is a great quality to have in a running buddy for your second run of the day.  They are a little out of running shape right now, so keeping the runs short and easy while I build up their mileage is perfect for both me and them.

Today I decided was the perfect day to start this, so after running my errands and getting some stuff done I headed out for run #2 of the day.  I took Kylie first for almost 2 miles and she did really good today and thoroughly enjoyed herself.

Does my tongue show I am tired?
Nov 240

Emma was waiting not so patiently at home and about burst with excitement that it was finally her turn.  We went out for just over 2 miles and she was great as always.

I LOVE running! 
Nov 241

I came home and now have two happy, tired pups for the evening.  5 minutes after this picture was taken they were both sound asleep.   

Nov 242 

4.0 miles/36:47/9:11 avg pace

I think these double dog days are going to work out well.

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9 Responses to Double Dog Day

  1. JoLynn November 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Doggies!!!!! <3

  2. Alyssa November 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Ohh, I love them so much! Look how HUGE their smiles are!!!!!! :) Sounds like a perfect day. :)

  3. katie November 27, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    how can you resist those faces? so cute!

  4. Christine November 27, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Tired dog = Good Dog :)

    I wish I could run with my dog, but he is too little.

  5. Shut Up and Run 50 Miles! November 27, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    My dog has three legs, so running with him would be more of a hobble. I’m sure he runs fast in his dreams, tho! See you soon in Vegas!

  6. marlene November 28, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Great idea!!! I can’t think of any better motivation for that second run. Your pups are tooo cute and I can just imagine how excited Emma is when you come back to drop Kylie off. So funny!

  7. barbie November 29, 2011 at 5:51 am #

    Your dogs are soooo adorable!!

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