Monday, March 9, 2009

3/9/2009 Strength Training is doing it's job!

So yesterday brought a fantastic 6 miles out on 1585! It was a little gusty but my legs felt incredible! I have really been hitting the strength training and I can tell a difference big time. I just feel stronger, my legs more solid! My body is also starting to lean up which is a HUGE accomplishment for me! It seems that no matter how much I ran I always looked a little "soft" in the upper body and abs. Just a layer of fat that wouldn't go away, but with the strength training I can see it starting to come off! Very exciting! Also I've been really strict on my vegetarian diet which means I've lost about 6 lbs in the last couple of weeks. So I'm stoked! I guess if I did more speed work like wind sprints and intervals, it would make a difference too but I hate those more than strength training! ha Maybe in the future if I want to get faster. Right now I'm content to be a middle-of-the-pack'er!

5 comments:

AnthonyP said...

I really need to pick up the weight training and shed a few extra lbs.

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

Congrats Bro and it soo about the diet....I can run my butt off for a month but if my diet is off I lose nothing...

Way to Go and I am with Tony on that would love to drop 4-5 lbs by raceday.

PJ said...

God job rocking the diet and weight training! It easy to be an unhealthy vegetarian, so kudos to you!

Dave said...

it's in the weights...I have leaned up by doing strength training...11 days and counting...saw where Armstrong signed up to do the 50M...did you see where S. Eppleman was on the US 24 hour Ultra Team to compete in Italy?...very cool!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Mark!!!...Julie