Yesterday was 8 miles easy, some Pilates and core work, church, the grocery and lots of this.
Remember Saturday when this is what I wore on the run?
Well, yesterday was cold, cold, cold. It rained and then froze on Saturday night, so it was a slippery run.
However, for the record—and it is a record, Todd fell twice and I managed to stay vertical the whole run. Today we decided that we need some hard core cross-training, versus slipping again for 8 miles, so we did an hour of me on the elliptical and Todd on the bike, with me calling out when to up the speed and when to increase the incline.
I decided that I would make a good spin instructor. I also made Todd do arm curls and shoulder presses with free weights while he biked. I want my man to stay muscular so that he can carry me across the threshold on command. Yeah, that never happens, though I do get extremely lazy on the weekends and try to get him to piggyback me up the stairs to our bedroom so that I don’t have to walk, but he rarely takes me up on this fun offer. I am just trying to mix up his strength training routine, but whatever. Okay, back to the workout. We finished up the hour of elepticizing and biketasticness and then hit the stairs for 25 minutes. We go back and forth between fast stairs one at a time and slower taking the stairs two at a time.
We feel like the two-at-a-timers mimic a lot of what we deal with on our long trail races when you are more hiking/just trying to keep moving up the hills towards the end of the race and after 80+ miles. I have had some of my more solid race performances when I have incorporated stairs, so we shall see if this plays out for me this time around. I hope you had a rejuvenating weekend and are ready to charge into this fantastic Monday, but first please take a minute to FOLLOW our blog and leave us a comment with your answers to a few questions!
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