Well day 1 of ankle recovery is in the books. Yesterday and especially today my ankle is feeling a lot better. I still need to remind myself contantly that I need to let my ankle get better, it's very hard though. I wanted to run last night lol and even went as far as going for a ride on my mountain bike to get Buster out for a run. I don't know if it's just me and my semi obsessive personality or if all runners experience this, but I have been itching to get out there just knowing I am on the mend for a few days. So that is the update from my training.
On another note, the running forum I read (http://www.therunningforum.com/) had a thread post about weight training during running training. I personally do not have any weight training in my schedule but always looked at it as "low weight, high reps" to tone and strengthen. Another member disagreed with my view and so I went in search of a better answer. A great article by Competitor.com (http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/training/should-distance-runners-lift-heavy_67606) explained it well and actually had me change my view on the whole subject. To summarize, as runners we should be doing 1 weight training work out a week, using heavy weight at 4-6 reps per exercise. WHAT??? This was news to me but just goes to show that we are ever learning in this sport we partake. As you can see I read as much about running as I can, always trying to educate myself, so if you have any interesting reads feel free to shoot them my way.
Do you include weight training in your weekly running plan? Do you use the "low weight, high reps" plan or do you have a different lifting plan?
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!