Sunday was a early morning long run with Angel. This was an epic run and exactly what I needed to boost my confidence! Angel mapped out a 20 mile loop and planted water every 6 miles so we didn't have to worry about looping back for water. The weather was perfect and a little on the chilly side. I had been thinking a lot about my long runs and how I can improve my sustained energy. I tend to go "balls to the wall" from the start and struggle the last few miles. So my goal for this run was to pace better and feel like I could keep going at the end. BINGO! That is exactly what happened. The miles flew by and I felt light and bouncy the whole time. We made a pit stop at mile 6-7 and had a run in with a dog around mile 10-11 but all in all this was a great run...We laughed, we cried, we ran, we conquered!!! I tend to not use gels/GU's or any source of calories on my long runs and after reading the info on Glycogen Depletion I am liking the way my body responds to this. It worked for Meb!!
|View from the Banjo Loop!|
After running it was time to head to Chase's Rock Climbing party. We went to the Delaware Rock Gym and the boys had a great time! I think this would be a great date night for the hubby and I and we may have to do this soon:
I had to work Sunday and Monday night shifts and after such a busy weekend this was a struggle! I was able to fit in a quick Kettle bell/ free weights workout with my hubby on Monday which looked like this:
10-10-10 x 5 Kettle bell swings/shoulder work (150 total reps)
Bicep Pyramid alternating regular and hammer curls. 1 reg/2 hammer/3 reg/ 4 hammer/5 reg/ 6 hammer/ 7 reg/ 8 hammer/ 9 reg/ 10 hammer then back down to 1. This is killer!
Triceps cable work: 15 reps regular grip push downs/15 reverse grip x 3 ( 90 total reps )
20 box jumps
35 squats with 45# kettle bell
20 mountain climbers
20 single leg lunges
30 Swiss ball abs
10 reps x 4 grips for back rows.
Sweat fest and shaky arms!!
Any one else run long this weekend?