Welcome to another week, and this week was a very good week of running and work outs. I find myself really enjoying the training, and really enjoying the cooler weather. I ran on Sunday morning for my 8 miles yesterday, and I think it was low 50’s. It was a good solid run, and it was the first week for me, that was a back to back run, 6 on Saturday, followed by the 8. It was a good reminder of what runs do to your legs. I was faster on Saturday, but felt stronger on Sunday. Weird. I think my legs just figured out what I am going to do to them again in January. :-)
As we talked about my week 3 post about my lower body workout, I also wanted to share a little bit about my core and upper body workout. Really it is about the whole body when your running, and while running is great, I have learned the benefits of core training. Core training for me keeps me much more centered and upright as a runner. This allows me to focus on my legs, while they are carrying me towards the finish. What else I have found out about core is breathing seems easier, and more natural. Granted I still have those runs will I feel like I going to explode, but I recover faster than I ever have, and bottom line I feel better. Last thing, is core has benefits for other areas as well. I have found my golf swing has dramatically improved, because of a stronger core. Also get used to planks and push ups, two great core workouts.
Here is a sample upper and core workout I do:
Overall, this will make a stronger run, or at least it has for me. Let me know if you have any questions.
This weeks fun song, is the from the Blacked Eyed Peas, because I Gotta Feeling I am going to be FAST!
BTW, ACTION ITEM: I would love to hear what your favorite songs are that you run to (so email me firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know) Here is my training for this week, have a great week everybody:
Cross Train/ Lower Body
REST REST REST
Core/Upper Body Lifting
Registration still appears to be the same from last week: full is at 65%, the half is at 77% and Goofy is at 70% registration! http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/wdw-marathon/ Not sure if this right, if someone has recently registered and these numbers have to been updated, please let me know.