Gym workouts, ugh.

The past two days have reached the 60s.  It was near 50 degrees when I got out for a run this morning.    I can’t get enough of these warmer temperatures.

Melissa and I headed out together for some fartleks.  We ditched the track workout – just didn’t have the energy for that.  It was a nice 3 mile run that ended with Starbucks.

My legs were still a bit sore from Monday’s gym workout.  Some days I am really glad I didn’t get the personal trainer I wanted a couple months ago.  The trainer would kick my butt!  I like going at my own pace and, just maybe, I am finally to the point where I can push myself to do more.


Maybe I have a little more crunches to do before my stomach looks like that!

I have a couple short runs over the next couple days before this weekend’s long run – 90 minutes.  I can definitely feel my legs getting stronger as they get over the fatigue from my last marathon.  I am still not performing at the level I want, or need, to PR in my upcoming half marathon.  I guess that is why it is a training plan.  Just have to progress through the days and I will hopefully get stronger.  And I will.

Tip of the Week

I had a good week at the gym.  Getting consistent is just as important in core strengthening as in running.  Twenty minutes of strength training a few times a week can help to prevent injuries, recover faster and improve performance.

Many runners – including myself – sometimes get too focused on logging miles, running hills and speedwork.  All those are fantastic but don’t ignore strength training.  Find a way to get a couple gym days on the schedule.  Or do the workouts at home.  Last year I did Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred from home.  All you need is a couple hand weights and a mat helps.

Don’t avoid these workouts.  StrengthCIMG3021 Training will benefit your running so get to the gym.

Happy Running,



About kdenny01

I became a father at 32 years. Hadley Elise has given me so much joy and has been another chapter in my life telling me not to be afraid. Fatherhood is awesome.
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