Tuesday: 2.5M+ Strength Training
Thursday: 4M- HILLS
Yes, you read that right! There was actual strength training involved in my workouts this week. Now, was it enough? Probably not, but hey! Everyone has to start somewhere, right?
Tuesday, I had another appointment downtown, so the gym it was! I did my 30 minute cardio and ventured over to a side of the gym I had never been before: the weight and free workout area. They even had a WOD on the wall (I think that stands for Workout of the Day?); I did not participate. Instead, I did squats, lunges, single leg stances and step ups. What?! I know. It was crazy town. I definitely felt that I had hip muscles for days! So much so, it took me a second to get into my run on Thursday. I even decided to continue with hill training and take on Cat Hill a handful of times.
Today, I went for my long run midday again (choosing it over Saturday because it was cooler temps). For it being Easter Sunday I felt like the park was EXTRA crowded. . but that is my own fault for going so late. Once you passed Cat Hill, it got calmer. I was surprised to see so many people up as far up as Harlem Hill- I even witnessed someone walking up it in HEELS. Wowsers, that's intense. Besides that, it was an easy run and extremely beautiful out.
And with that, it's taper time! I am really excited about DC next weekend, mainly because it's a mini- Girls Trip and I'll be earning my very first Tiffany's necklace at the finish line. DC got back in my good graces after Meg and I went for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler a few years ago and I'm having a semi-love affair with all things Nike right now, so it sounds like it'll be a great weekend!
PS- Have you entered my Spartan Race giveaway yet? It ends tomorrow!