Running Too much?
Last week I found a new blog (well new to me!): healthyfrenchie, Reading this really made me think about my training. I spend a lot of time running. Now this is for several reasons
1. It is quicker than going to the gym (no traveling required!)
2. It is effective
3. (Probably the most influential) When training for my half marathons earlier this year running is the training you do!
Now this may sound really obvious as training to run a half marathon is going to involve running! However reading the lovely blog healthyfrenchie and also watching some documentaries on Olympian athletes I have realised that I have very much neglected much of my body (in terms of fitness that is.) Running is not going to tone my upper body. Does this matter? Honestly – I am not actually sure but I have had a bit of a shake up!
On Saturday I headed off to the gym and, after running outside (3 miles) I did some weight work on my upper body. It felt quite good and I really ached the next day (evidence to how much I had neglected this!)
Yes you read correctly. Monday evening I did a workout in the garden (and I have a very small garden at that!). My wonderful husband came home and said that he would quite like to go the golf course. Of course I said fine! Only, however because I was thinking about this post from Healthyfrenchie: Making Up Your Own Workout. I can definitely do that thinks me and so I did. With the company of my eldest son and the timing abilities of my next eldest we had quite a good workout. (yes I do ache!)
My Personal Workout!
I did 1 minute of each exercise x2!
1. 2. 3.
Step ups dips star jumps
4. 5. 6.
bench step ups walking lunges push ups
7. 8. Burpees (no image!) 9.
Squat jumps plank
10. 11. 12.
Jump lunges sit ups shuttle runs
So what do you think? Is it fairly balanced? Can anyone give me some bicep and back exercises to add in? Fancy giving it a go?
I am going to do a bit more research into training so will get back to you in due course.