|Monday||Cycling 9 mi (42:06) |
53 min. kettle bell/core
|Wednesday||Cycling 13.60 mi (1:07:38) 15 min. stretching|
|Thursday||Cycling 7.30 mi (35:55) |
40 min. upper body
|Friday||Cycling 9.70 mi (51:55)|
40 min. leg work
|Saturday||Snow day lazy|
|Sunday||Snow walk 5.5 miles ;)|
run buddy and I decided to get out and walk today
we were thrilled the sun came out - it has looked like this since Friday
We don't get much plowing here. The roads are packed. A little melt happened in the sun today, and now as night falls they are like a sheet of ice. The over night is supposed to be 15 degrees.
It felt so good to get out in the sun. My foot doesn't love it, but it doesn't seem to make it worse.
I made my quads sore last week! Why, am I so excited that I said ouch and ooompf, as I was going up and down my steps, because it is progress.
My leg work outs have been so limited because my inner knee area is tricky. I have been trying to figure out what I can do for a long time. I tried body pump class a few times and was out for days. I even went back and tried to do the lunges and squats with no weight and my knees still throbbed. Eventually, I started trying to do one leg exercise after my upper body work out, to see what I could get away with. Lunges put me out, but squats are in.
It seems like every time I say I am going to work legs though, some other issue pops up, and I would skip the leg work to preserve my running.
- I am training, I don't want to miss or hinder runs
- too sore from speed work
- too close to the race now
- my knees are already achy
- my hamstring is tight...
you know how it is??
The past few weeks though
- no running
- no excuses
I had to cut all my calf work, which makes me sad, because I have managed to keep my calf muscles pretty healthy since my stress fracture, but right now my foot can not tolerate it.
So for now my leg work includes:
squats with hand weights
kettle bell squats
being able to add this quad work in is a little victory for me :)
I hit Boom!
I am quite the lightweight when it comes to leg workouts, but I am starting to feel stronger.
I will try to work on inching the weight up soon...
Do you have a favorite leg exercise?
I am linking up today with my friends, Holly @ hohoruns and Tricia@ MissSippiPiddlin you know, those marathon running gals!
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