I’m so glad I decided to add in weightlifting to supplement my half marathon training. I wondered if lifting heavy would negatively affect my runs, but it doesn’t at all. If anything, squatting and deadlifting heavy assures me during hard runs that my legs are strong enough to keep pushing forward.
Today’s weightlifting session:
- Squat 140lbs (new max) x 3
- Military press 80lbs x 5
- 80lb triceps extensions x 10 (new max)
- 60lb bicep curls x 8 (new max)
My arms and chest are so weak. Military presses and bench presses are the hardest lifting activities for me to do. I’ve been maxing out on all my other lifts except these two. Just gotta HTFU (Harden the bleeeeep Up).
Tomorrow is a running day: 45 minutes of non-stop, hardcore, runner action according to my half marathon training plan! Looking forward to it!! A lot! I love running!
Now it’s time to go have one of my delish dutch chocolate protein shakes and relax for the rest of the night.
Oh yeah, and shower this little peanut with attention:
He is the best cat ever! : )