Going the distance. Sounds simple, right? Not so much…
This weekend wrapped up the fourth week of my half marathon training, sending me on a 3mi and 7mi run Saturday and Sunday. Up until this point, I had never run this distance before in my life. Remember the quote from the Tortoise & the Hare? “Slow and steady wins the race…” Well, I’m not sure if it wins the race, but it sure accomplishes the task at hand!
Here are my times:
- 8/27 – 3.1mi in 00:29:23
- 8/28 – 7.0mi in 01:13:30
- 8/30 – 3.1mi in 00:31:26
Not bad at all, considering I would have keeled over at the very thought of a 3mi, much less 7mi run a year ago!!
Oh yeah, yesterday was a cross-training day. My equipment of choice? See below.
What?? Mowing the lawn is hard work! This isn’t a self-propelled model – it’s the real deal, folks. My neighbors certainly appreciated me cutting down the jungle I had going. 🙂 I also did some weightlifting exercises and ab workouts to supplement. Working with some resistance bands to help build some muscle and tone.
What do you do to cross-train? Let me know. We can all benefit from your insight! Thanks in advance.