Weightlifting to Supplement My Running
With my third 5K race over as of yesterday, I am now officially in Half Marathon Training mode!
I will be following one of Jeff Galloway’s plans which calls for three running days a week (two 30 minute runs + one long run). My running days will be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
In addition to running, I will be doing weight training on non-running days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). I’ve been doing squats for a while to help strengthen my legs and core.
The Types of Squats I do:
I started by doing 25lb goblet squats:
And worked my way up to doing 100lb goblet squats:
Now I’m doing Zercher squats (a front squat that works your core like crazy!):
And regular back squats.
In addition to front and back squats I’ll also be doing the following:
- Bench presses
- Military presses
- Bent over rows
- Triceps extensions
- Bicep curls
My boyfriend is a really good weightlifter so I’m lucky to have a free personal trainer!
Today’s Weightlifting Session
Since today is Monday it was a weightlifting day. We went through the motions for all of the lifts so I could get a feel for them and then I did:
- Squats – 130lbs
- Military presses– 80lbs
- Dips – bodyweight
- Triceps extensions – 40lbs
- Bicep curls – 40lbs
Tomorrow is a running day – the first official running day of my half marathon training. I am so excited!