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Strength Training Is Not Optional?

Ugh! Strength training. Not. My. Favorite. Is it anyone’s favorite? Let’s be honest. Put me out in a park or a neighborhood… I’ll run the crap out of it. Indoor workouts? Pffft! Hate them!

They are (unfortunately) necessary. So here we are.

My goal is to finish races. To cross those finish lines. I also do not want to get hurt in the process. So for me, strength training is all about keeping my body ready for a run, but also strong enough to not get hurt because of said run.

I haven’t done strength training in months. I suck, I know. One of my goals for 2019 is to incorporate it some more in between running days or after runs. Today was day 1 of strength training.

Excuse my foul language, but that shit was hard. I aimed for 3 sets. I finished 1 and that was it. I was sweating bullets after 1 set. I also did not expect me to take so much time to finish a set. I’ll work my way up to 3 sets and hopefully can get them done faster.

1 set took me about 30 minutes. I was huffing, puffing and cursing like a sailor the entire time. It got done. It wasn’t pretty but it got done. I also did a few stretches at the end since my right thigh is still acting up. I’m really hoping it’s not a pulled muscle. It doesn’t hurt, but it’s an annoyance when I move.

So yea. Strength training. Let’s see what adding these workouts will do for my running. Wish me luck! I’m going to need it.

Sweaty love from:
Maria

1 Comment

  1. […] Incorporate strength training workouts. The Galloway method does not require strength or cross training in the mix, but I want to see if by adding both what differences I will see. Strength training is no joke and extremely daunting but it needs to be done. I will be doing strength training 3 times a week. You can find the workout I do here. […]

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