Tuesday, November 18, 2008
In the past I've always had a difficult time trying to run during cold weather. Cold weather for us in Eastern Virginia is between 16 and 40 degrees. I read in Bill Rodgers' "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Running" to add 20 degrees to the outside tempature to dress correctly. This seems to be the magic formula for me. One thing I have learned, is that I prefer to be a bit on the cool side than on the hot side. I figure I can always run faster to warm up. Here's a few examples of how I dress for various tempertures:
Hooded sweat shirt or running light jacket
Light weight sweat shirt
I try hard to stay properly hydrated during winter as I do during summer.
Friday, November 14, 2008
This has been a good week. Last Saturday gave me a bit of a scare when I suddenly got a lot of leg soreness about 1 mile into my normal run. After two days rest, I was back to my normal 3.1+ mile runs. It seems that my 3.5 mile trot through the hilly park gave my legs a harder workout than I originally realized. When I was able to run pain-free Tuesday morning I realized it was a true blessing and I'm very thankful for it.
Perhaps I talk too much about the running side of things and not enough about BFL and strength training? Running is a bit more personal for me because it's a sport I've struggled with for so long and it's finally working. The truth is, I credit strength training, esp. my legs, with being where I am now with running. I faithfully strength train 3 times per week. I have much more endurance, less aches and pains, and much more self confidence. The combination of cardio and boosting your metabolism with strength training is what triggers fat-loss. I owe much to running AND strength training.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
To celebrate a healthy birthday today, I decided to do a 3.1 mile run in my neighborhood. Looking back over the past 10 years, or so, this is definitely the healthiest birthday I've had in a long time! I hope next year's will be even more so.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I'm really excited about how well my Body for Life strength training is progressing, as well as running. I continue to make gains. On Saturdays, I am putting in 3.5 miles per run and 3.1, or a little more, during my weekday training runs. While strength training, I'm diligent about working to muscle failure and am always trying to add weight onto the bar to keep my body "guessing."
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