And so, for the second consecutive Tuesday morning, I slept in instead of doing my four cycle circuit course. Unlike last Tuesday, however, I did accomplish my workout after getting home from work.
I finally got around to adding weight on my exercises, and tonight i was finally starting to feel it. I was actually sweating as I went through each of the eight exercises. I have to admit, I hadn’t felt that way in a while.
A couple of weeks ago, I looked at my training log and discovered I had not done much in adding weight to any of my routines. Now I’m not trying to be a weightlifter, but I do need to build some muscle (especially in my legs) and some endurance. I added about 10~20% to my weights tonight, and I will be carrying that weight until the first Sunday run in October, then I’ll cut the weight back down to a light maintenance level.
This week is the big 20 miler, the longest run of my training. I would like to run a couple of half-marathon runs (maybe an actual half-marathon or two) before the Marine Corps Marathon, but it’s a question of money at this point. I am going to see a doctor about my cataracts tomorrow and I need surgery soon. Not gonna be cheap, either.
After posting this blog, I’m going to scope out some four mile courses for tomorrow and Friday on MapMyRun. After Friday morning, I’ll play it by ear. I am considering either the Indian Head Rail Trail’s 13 mile course (out to the ten-mile mark and back) or the Carl Hinn Millennium Trail in Rockland, MD, which would mean two laps of their 10.5 mile course.
Song of the day:”Keep It Coming, Love”/KC and the Sunshine Band. Ahhh, disco…that was feel good music that we never really appreciated. Play that funky music, white boy.
“Perfect Strangers”/Deep Purple. MTV introduced me to Deep Purple so long ago, as a group with this video and with Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover in Rainbow. I learned this weekend that Glover was not Deep Purple’s original bassist. Hmmm…