February 12, 2010

6 Week Challenge

I have decided to give myself a challenge for six weeks. I really slack off in the strength training department and big time. It has been months since I have lifted a weight or done a lunge. So in addition to my 4 runs per week I am going to do a strength training routine twice a week. The routine that I do combines a lot of upper and lower body moves so in one routine I hit legs, arms, abs and chest.

I am also going to try and swim twice a week because swimming is just good for you. In order to get my swims in that means I have to get up early but I will do my best.

I started this challenge on Monday of this week and it ends on March 21st. This week I have done 2 strength routines and I did swim one time. I only got in two runs so far but I am planning a long run on Sunday. My foot has been bothering me and I am hating running in the cold right now so I decided to take a few extra days off to rest my foot and my mind and I will tackle a half marathon on Sunday.


Anonymous said...

I have been trying to integrate strength training into my weekly routine as well. I have yet to do so. It is so hard when you are already running 4-5 days a week to find the time also do strength training!

Good luck to you...at least you have started.

Whitney said...

love your blog... you have way more self-control than i do - when i decided to run, i got out twice. and that was it. ha :)