I rode 150 miles. 40 miles were outside from 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM, 70 miles in the trainer from 1:00 - 4:15 PM, and 40 from 7:00-8:50 PM. All and all it was a good day. My energy was low in the AM, but after a small nap I was able to put together some solid efforts in the latter 2 bike sessions.
Yesterday I attended a swim meet for the kids. The meet lasted from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. It was outdoors with the heat reaching 102 degrees. I did everything I could to stay hydrated in hopes of getting in my long run.
My run started at 6:30 PM. My target was 8 loops of a 4.15 mile loop. The first 3 loops went well. I was very relaxed and feeling good. I stopped at the half way mark of each of the first 3 loops to stretch a little (1-2 min breaks). I started to get greedy and ran loops 4-7 without the mid point stretch. This worked well until the second half of if the 7th loop. My knees started to get stiff and I started to struggle. I did not end up completing the 8th loop. My knees were really stiff and I could no longer move along comfortably. The run ended up being 32 miles. It is my longest run yet and I learned a lot...
-I wanted to experience running while tired... Accomplished. After being out in the sun all day and riding 150 miles the day before I definitely started the run tired.
-I wanted to experience running during an hour I would normally be sleeping... Accomplished. I did not finish the run until after 11:00 PM. It was a lot harder mentally to push past the body being tired and the mind telling me that I should be sleeping.
-I learned to respect the distance. Right now my race strategy is to run 1.8-1.9 miles of each 2 mile run loop and walk up the hill conserving energy and taking a little time to stretch during that small walk break.