Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Enter cross training!

The best thing to do if you want to become a better runner is to run.  The second best thing to do is to cross train!  Lacking a steady influx of money from sponsors and race winnings, I am required to hold down a job.  This fact can make it tough to log a lot of running miles, let alone adequately engage in core and full body strength training.  However, my calendar is chocked full of what I consider to be some pretty challenging things, so it's time to make room for cross/strength training!

Lucky for me, my good (and super fit) friend Diane owns and operates Breakout Fitness, her own fitness and personal training facility.  For the foreseeable future, you can find me there on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, getting my butt whipped into shape.

Oh, I enjoyed a great running week (3rd or 4th highest weekly mileage ever, for me)!  Kicked it off with an impromptu 18 mile run after work...

18 mile run

  AM: 1 mile warm-up
         1 hr. "Coreflex" group strength training class
  PM: 5 mile run with 2 x 1 mile @ ~10k pace (6:48, 6:43)

  AM: 1 mile warm-up
         1 hr. "Spartacus" Metabolic Circuit Training class
  PM:  10 mile run with Lucy

01/23/2014 - 01/24/2014
rest, long walks on the bottom of Folsom Lake with Lucy

23 mile run

12 mile run with some local speedsters

Weekly Totals: 70 miles, +4,591 ft.

Folsom Lake is currently running out of water.

Don't forget, it's always fun to make a small donation to my Comrades fundraiser!

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