Week 4 of Marathon Training is officially underway!
I find it a little disturbing that I’m actually looking forward to it. Who am I?
A short month or so ago that would have been as likely as Jada Pinkett Smith having an affair with Marc Anthony. (I mean really? Did he start that rumor himself?)
Yesterday was cross-training day! I headed to the gym directly after work and completed 60 glorious minutes on cardio machines.
30 minutes was spend on the Elliptical (Resistance 9, Incline 20) while reading about my all-time favorite actress:
Say it with me now. Class. Act. Seriously – with all this woman went through, publicly, I could not have more respect for her. Now please just date Ryan Reynolds already.
Reading celebrity magazines seriously makes a workout fly by. I’m one of those freaks of nature that can read while on the elliptical, bike, even on the treadmill, and I really don’t know how I would stand the boredom that sets in after 37 seconds without out.
After that I hopped onto the upright stationary bike and completed 30 minutes of the Hill Program, Level 9 and caught up on the latest Runner’s World. (My gym subscribes and it’s glorious).
Of course, in keeping with my theme for the week, they had some seriously helpful articles on long, slow runs and tips to keep your pace down, and why they’re beneficial for you. Definitely check it out if you haven’t!
They also had some great articles on mental strength, something I think will come in very useful when running those 26.2 miles in December!
My legs felt fantastic after an hour of cardio and I found myself looking forward to my next run (surprise legs! it’s today!)
OK I’m really more excited to blast my NSYNC Pandora station for 3 wonderful miles.
Have a great Tuesday! 🙂
What workouts do you most look forward to?