Monday, January 27, 2014

Marathon training for slackers!

That's how I feel, anyway. This weather has killed my motivation. The longest run since the Huff was a 6.5 miler two weeks ago, and then a 6.25 miler last Thursday. 

And the "slacker" in my knows that as long as I nail a few good long runs in February, I will be fine for circular logic. After all, I PR'd in September after missing six weeks due to surgery. 

And since I'm running CL for fun, I refuse to pressure myself. I run for fun. If running is no longer fun, what am I running for?

But, I don't just run low mileage and expect to finish a full. I put myself through some pretty decent strength training at least three times a week. Like today:

Dead lifts (30 lb body bar) x 20
Row with body bar x 10
Squats x 10
Squat with 10 lb weight x 10
PliƩ squat with weight x 10
Wall squat with single leg raise x10 each side
Push-ups x10
T push-ups with 10lb weights x 10
Russian twist x42
Side plank with 10 leg raises each side
Plank for 1 minute

Walk to water fountain, repeat.

I did 2.5 rounds- ran short on time before I was to teach yoga, so the third round was sets of 5. While I waited for my only two students that I knew were coming, I did 10 handstand push-ups with my feet on the wall, and practiced my crow pose.

One of these days, I'll get a picture of it. I love crow. It feels so controlled, makes me feel strong, makes me feel like I can balance on the precipice of danger (or falling on my face) and be in control.

I hope that by doing more upper body work more often, I will be able to master a handstand, and maybe finally walk on my hands! 

Yes, that's a goal of mine. :D

I leave you with this- Prudence summing up how I feel about all these polar vortices:

How is the weather where you are?

1 comment:

  1. This weather can suck it. I figure any miles outside in the snow count as double.

    I am so jealous of your crow and handstand push ups. You are a beast!


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