Back to work we go today, but I’m feeling really refreshed after a great 3-day weekend!
Yesterday I slept in until almost 11AM (that’s a perk of not having human kids!) and then went to a delicious BBQ.
When Adam and I got home, I got in an easy 3 miles, did some stretching and spent quality time on the couch with the baby cat while watching the Heat game.
I also ate half a cantaloup because it’s unofficially summer and that’s what I do all summer long.
Sunday’s foray back into weight training is definitely having it’s impact on me now. I’m really happy to be back into lifting, but yesterday morning it was a struggle to pick up the gallon jug of milk to add a bit to my coffee! To be fair to myself, it was a brand new gallon so … extra heavy.
I’ve been using the RW’s Training Log to keep track of my running, and just realized you can add strength training workouts as well. This is great since I’ve always just kept track in a notepad on my phone.
I put together a bit of a random routine … mostly just my favorite lifts so that I would get excited about lifting again.
I’m still trying to decide what I’m going to do about leg day. When I was maxing out on squats and deadlifts last fall my legs were like lead on the next day’s run. I’ll need to experiment with different weights a little bit and see what works.
What upper body strength training exercises do you do to assist your running?
Do you scale back during half / marathon training?