Thursday, September 17, 2015

09/17/2015 Today's walk and a workout

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.  

Push ups
Curl ups
Lunges w/twists
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 :)

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