Happy Friday! I’m excited to have a super long weekend as my mom’s flying in from Boston to visit! She hasn’t seen my new house yet, or met Miguel so there will be quite a few exciting things happening this weekend!
Yesterday I had double workout sessions. I ran 5 miles in the morning, then worked with my trainer in the afternoon.
The run felt great, but man was my training session hard! We focused on upper body to give my legs a rest, and went until failure. Ouch! Each of these were done with 3 reps of 12-15 with a 60 second break. On the 4th rep, take a 15 second break then go to failure.
- Dumbbell Bench Press
- Dumbbell Peck Fly
- Free Motion Cable Crossover
- Triceps Rope Pressdown
- Cable Overhead Tricep Extension
- Cable Biceps Curl
After my arms were jello, we moved onto some core work.
This workout definitely made me realize I need to do more upper body workout. Currently, my cross training consists of a core workout and IT band rehab but nothing really upper body. When I was just starting to get into racing again last year, I was also participating in a 3 day a week boot camp at my gym so had a total body work out in addition to running. With my marathon training plan I don’t really have time to commit to boot camp again, but I’m definitely going to start adding in at least a day of upper body training.
QOTD: How do you mix in cross training with running?