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Sore, but a good sore.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The last couple of times I have worked out with my brother-in-law/trainer, we have pusshed the weight just a little more than I have gotten used to. I don't know if it's the extra weight or if it's the rainy day ... and lots of it today here in Baltimore ... but I have been so sore today.

Maybe it's a combination of both, but I am sure that there is more Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). But that would be my own fault.

I have been reading some articles about strength training for runners and they recommend working the often ignored, by runners that is, upper body. Core is important for balance and posture and breathing. But apparently upper both strength helps the body to oxygenate.

And here's the thing, I can't do more than three unassisted pull ups. So when Dave sets me up at 60 pounds for the weight machines, I have been asking for 10 or 15 more. It's hard, but I am doing it.

Oh well. A little DOMS never killed anyone. A little ibuprofen and since it was a rainy day I spent my time trying to do a little more decluttering. (I think I may have another pickup load to go to the dump/recycling and another to Goodwill by the end of the week.)

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