Daily Run: BetterSeptember 4, 2008 at 8:59 pm | Posted in Daily Run, Strength Training, Uncategorized | 4 Comments
Time of Day: 5:50 AM
Weather: Gorgeous. Much cooler weather and a brilliant starry sky.
Duration: 45 min.
Estimated Distance (based on assumed pace of 7:35/mile): 5.93 miles.
Notes: My run was better today. I’m still stuffy and it was a little difficult to breathe, but my legs are starting to feel better and my body was less achy in general. This was a nice, medium-paced run. I don’t think I will let myself go very fast this week.
I think the temperature actually fell below 70* last night and stayed that way during my run. I was pleasantly shocked upon exiting my house this morning. After finishing my run, I went back into the house and it was actually warmer than outside. And then I realized that I wasn’t dripping sweat everywhere. Fall? Already!? WHAT IS GOING ON!?
By the way, here’s an interesting article about overtraining (source: NY Times).
I did my usual after-work strength training session of upper body and core exercises. It took about 40 minutes. I did 2 sets of 15 reps of the following arm exercises:
- Lat pulldown
- Lat row
- Shoulder press
- Vertical butterfly
- Chest press
- Bicep curls
- Tricep dips/extensions
- 30 inclined sit-ups holding a 6-lb. medicine ball
- Home therapy exercises
- Core workout (linked in side bar). I’m in week 1 of the Dynamic Phase.
The annoying thing about Thursday afternoons at my gym is there is nowhere to work out. That’s right, no where to work out at a freaking GYM. Unless, of course, I stick with the Cybex machines or can find a spot in the roughly one square meter of floor space in the free weights area. There’s a nice, big aerobics room where I would love to do my core exercises, but it always has a class. I have to drag a mat into the hallway and block the fire exit.
Oh well, it’s ridiculously cheap.