Since the start of this marathon training has us only running 4 days a week (but also starts with 2 more miles/week than we have been doing at 5 days a week ) Jason and I were able to get to YMCA to pump some iron today since they were closed on Monday.
We did three sets of dips, pullups, bicep, triceps, shoulders, bench press, leg press, lower back. Then we finished the day off with some situps. All with a little amount of weight but lots of reps. I am going to search for a book or website which talks about weight lifting for runners. We can only get to the gym at the most twice a week and with schedules they way tend to get possibly only once a week. So I'm not doing the, we are going to do legs today, shoulders tomorrow, triceps the day after that. I will have to get all exercises in each day we go. If anyone has a book/website/recommendation please let me know in the comments.
Tomorrow we have a 9 mile run, then Friday off, 4 mile recovery on Saturday and 12 mile long run on Sunday. The end of this week is going to get a bit crazy because I have to be at the lab on Friday from ~8am-midnight then again on Saturday from 9am-early afternoon. Needless to say, I'm happy we have Friday off and only a recovery run on Saturday.
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