I had a lot of really great runs in NYC, running through Central Park was amazing, I could run there everyday! I was only about 1/2 a mile from the park, and less than a block away from the river which was another great place to run.
Funny story about the day I ran 8 miles. I ran up to Central Park and once I got on the running path I noticed that there were A LOT of runners out for a drizzly Sunday morning. I stayed on the path with all the others thinking this must be a hot running path, so I followed the pack. Shortly I realized I was in the middle of the Central Park marathon/half-marathon once someone tried to hand me a cup of water. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I just stayed on the path and avoided crossing the finish line.
What I didn’t have was a lot of really great strength training sessions, or any for that matter. I even packed my resistance bands and my yoga mat. I guess it was nice to at least have them than to not…
So today, it was back on the strength training wagon for me. After a 4-mile run, I headed to the gym to do some upper body supersets. Supersets are one of my favorite strength training formats. There are a few different ways they can be done. I chose to do sets of opposing muscle groups, moving from one exercise to the next with little rest.
Example: back and chest superset
- do 10 reps of bent over dumbbell rows on each arm, no rest
- do 10 reps of dumbbell flys, rest for 30 seconds
- repeat steps 1 and 2, 2 more times
- rest for 1 minute
- move on to next set of exercises
Here’s my workout from today, try it, you’ll like it! My arms feel like Jell-o…
What are your favorite set of muscles to train?
Do you strength train, or workout on vacation?