Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bike trainer + strengthening

I took two days off this week, so today I doubled up cross training with strength training. I spent 30 minutes on my bike trainer and then started doing a yoga video. Unfortunately, I got demoralized by my weak upper body strength and, without peer pressure to power me through, I gave up. I ended up lifting weights instead and doing crunches for a core workout.

I also finished up Iron Heart. I'll admit, I was a little skeptical about the book from the first few chapters. But I quickly got caught up in Brian Boyle's struggle to recover from a car crash that left him first in a coma and then in a wheelchair. I think the story is especially compelling because he's very easy to empathize with. I think a lot of readers see qualities of themselves in him and find themselves rooting for him to succeed. It's a completely crazy story at the end... the man trains for the Kona Iron Man in four months.

Half Marathon Training
Week of 1/11/10 red=incomplete; green=completed

stretch & strengthen3 m run2 m run or cross3 m run + strengthrest30 min cross4 m run

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