Come on, brain. Work with me here.
It took me 10 minutes after my alarm went off to convince myself to stick with my Wednesday weight-lifting plan, but I made it. I increased weight where I could, tried to pay more attention to my deadlift form, and even squeezed in 10 minutes on the elliptical afterwards.
I'm well on my way to making morning workouts habitual! Huzzah!
I wonder if strength training once each week is really enough, though. I came across this article about a marathon runner who achieved a healthy weight by focusing on becoming a sprinter - and she spent lots of time with weights. This isn't a surprise to me - I already know the key to good health is getting off the chronic cardio wagon. And while weight loss isn't my primary goal here, I think it would most certainly help me increase my speed.
So I'm going to change things up a bit by adding some weight training after each shorter run I do. New schedule might look something like this:
M: Active Rest
T: 3 mi run, upper body
W: 1 mi sprint, lower body
Th: 3 mi run, core
F: Active Rest
S: Long run
We'll see how it goes.
164 days left.
Today's Exercise: Weights @ Globo Gym
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