My motivation level right now is at an all time high. I love working out, and was for several years used to training twice a day all year round in my volleyball career. It's maybe not easy to start doing for a normal person, but when you have nothing but time and coaches that tell you where and when to train, it gets a lot easier. I don't have coaches right now, but I feel like I would get a huge benefit from training twice a day.
The two last days have been some sort of test to see how my body would react to training harder. I have already written a short summary of my first day with both biking and lifting in yesterday's blog entry.
Yesterday I decided to do a duathlon as the activity of the day. First I would run a short run before going to the swimming pool to swim a short distance. My goal for both of the activities was that they shouldn't be considered as hard on their own, but together they should test my body's capabilities a little bit.
My run was a normal run around the 2017 test track, with a slow pace. I never really pushed myself at any time during this run, but tried to get my pulse going a little bit. I ran the track on a 4:51/km pace with an average heart rate of 160 bpm.
After going home and eating a small banana, I went straight to the swimming pool for my second session. Swimming after a run was considerably harder than a swimming session on its own. Especially my feet were tired from the run and it didn't take long before the cramp took me.
This was an overall great experience that I would love to do again. It wasn't two separate sessions in one day with plenty of breaks in between, but a test to do to activities in one day. I feel this test worked out fine and I should be able to get more days like this at a later time.
Today though will not be a double session. I'm wrapped up in compression clothing now and are looking forward to taking the first part of my day off before deciding if I want to go for a bike ride or not later.