Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lifting last night, running tonight

Last night, despite the nice weather, I changed my mind at the last minute and went to the gym to lift. I did an upper body strength workout from The New Rules of Lifting book. That book has three categories of workouts: weight loss, strength, and hypertrophy. I tend to use the workouts from the first two categories, and last night, I wanted an upper-body only workout, which meant I had to use one from the second category. In the weight loss category, all the workouts are full body workouts.

So, I did bench presses, bent over barbell rows, close grip lat pulldowns, dumbbell presses and then lower body Russian Twists. It was a good, intense workout that only lasted 45 minutes. That's one of my workout goals these days, for at least the majority of my workouts. I do either a short and very hard workout, or if I do a longer workout, it's easy. For running, easy means in the 60%-70% of my max HR, which is pretty slow - walking when I come to uphills.

Tonight, I'll go for a run after work; it's another beautiful spring day here in Vermont and I'm going to run the bike path along the shore of Lake Champlain.

Not much else to say - back to work. Only two days until it's time to ski again.

1 comment:

Tania said...

Hey! Let me know if you want company for after work runs!!!!