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Goal of the day – check.  I did a back to back run/swim this morning.  I started things off with two miles on the treadmill in 18:20 minutes:

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And then I swam 1,000 yards in 25 minutes.

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My beloved Splish Suit <3


What day of the week do you reserve for your long workouts?  Sunday?  Or Monday?  Or Friday?  Or another day entirely?  I used to be a Friday woman.  Now I’m a Sunday lady. 



  • Kerry March 10, 2013, 9:36 pm

    I’m pretty devoted to my Sunday Runday. I bartend and coach six nights of the week, and Sundays are my only day when I don’t have to spend a few hours on my feet. I do my long runs on Sunday so I can go home to a bubble bath, have a beer and relax.

  • Miranda @ Miranda Runs March 10, 2013, 10:02 pm

    Wooohoooo! Probs for checking off two events! Your suit is super cute 🙂 For my long workouts, I like to do them Saturday or Friday. More time!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed March 10, 2013, 10:35 pm

    Friday is a rest day for me! I like to get some hiking and lifting in on Saturdays or Sundays, but I really just do a little something every day through the week. Good job on your block, you rock mama!

  • Katheryn March 11, 2013, 5:58 am

    Saturday has always been my long run day. Works out nicely since Sunday is my rest day with a hike thrown in here and there.

  • Sara @ fitcupcaker March 11, 2013, 7:24 am

    wow, that would be amazing to do, but I dont know if I ever could! I cant even run a whole marathan let alone running after swimming and biking! If I am going to do a long workout I usually plan it for one of my days off from work, which is different every week.

  • misspipkelly March 11, 2013, 8:37 am

    I don’t really have a ‘long’ workout day I don’t think… How do you define ‘long’ Caitlin? Nice job on two workouts!

    By virtue of being a classes girl my workouts, aside from runs, are all an hour long!
    Generally I am:
    M: Run (up to 1 hr – I am working up to a 10k at the moment! If it’s before work 20mins – 30 mins) OR Rest
    T: British Military Fitness (1 hr)
    W: Rest
    T: Pilates (1hr)
    F: Run (30 mins)
    S: Longer run or sprints/hills practice
    S: BMF (1 hr)

  • Logan @ Mountains and Miles March 11, 2013, 9:34 am

    I like Saturdays because then I can have a more relaxed Sunday and get re-energized for the week ahead.

  • Jess March 11, 2013, 11:04 am

    I usualy do my long workouts on sundays,cause, well its obvious.Not a work day 😛

  • Stephanie March 11, 2013, 11:09 am

    I was doing long workouts on Friday, but now I’m working Fridays, so I’ll have to switch them to Saturday.

    I just did my first Triathlon yesterday and rocked it! It was so much fun! Thanks for all your tri-related inspiration. 🙂

  • Carolina John March 11, 2013, 12:40 pm

    Nice brick! I go long on the weekends, long swim/long bike on saturday and short bike/long run on sunday

  • Amanda March 11, 2013, 1:00 pm

    I have a question – there are tons of swim workouts on the internet, but when you say you swim 1000, how do you break it up? I have to think that for tri training, simulating race conditions (AKA 1000 m straight) – is best, but is so boring! Do you just suck it up and plow through or do you break up your workout into 100, 200s, 50s, etc?

    • Caitlin March 11, 2013, 1:02 pm

      I swim 100 yards easy, 100 yards fast, 50 yards easy, then I take a 30 second break and repeat 4 times.

  • Erin @ The Elliptical Chronicles March 11, 2013, 3:25 pm

    Since I don’t do races (I left my racing days behind in high school with cross country and haven’t looked back since! I hate the pre-race butterflies!), I don’t have a designated “long workout” day. My workouts are pretty consistent in length of time, but I try to vary up the intensity 2-3 times per week. So, usually, I’ll try to gauge how peppy I’m feeling when I first step on the elliptical or treadmill and then decide from there if I’m going to attempt an interval workout of some sort or just a regular, steady cardio session. That being said, I sometimes find that Monday, I can surprise myself with just how much I can crank out intensity-wise (probably because of a bit more sleep and less exercise over the weekend…), so maybe Mondays are my unofficial “long workout” day. If I’m feeling it 🙂

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