Today, no running. Instead, I started today off with about a 40 minute walk, at a decent pace. I made it about 2.5 miles. I had a great time in the perfect weather, trying to figure some work stuff out, as well as so,e stuff at home. I always feel better after a walk, regardless of where I am in training. It makes my body feel good, I get a little sweat going, and I can tackle some things mentally while I'm hitting it.
This afternoon, as promised in yesterday's post, I did a simple, mostly bodyweight workout. I set a timer for 20 minutes and I ran through these exercises, 30-40 seconds each, one after the other, no rest, and repeat.
Farmer's walks with approx. 30 lbs. in each hand
Agility ladder runs, differing patterns
I ran through these over and over for the whole 20 minutes. It doesn't sound like a lot, but I was sweating and getting tired throughout. In only 20 minutes, as a runner, I am totally satisfied with my workout. By the way, here is a link to video showing some basic agility ladder drills. If you don't have a ladder, lay out some rope, put down some simple tape lines, or chalk your blacktop/driveway.
That said, I will be happy to be back running tomorrow :)