Today for my 43 I did a straight leg dead lift (one of my favorite moves!!) and a front raise (one of my least favorite moves!!).
For the dead lift, keep your back flat (stick your butt out) and slide the weights down your legs –
Slowly come back up while pulling your weights up your legs – then lift arms up in front of you to shoulder height.
I can tell my shoulders are getting stronger (finally!!) because I did all 43 with 8 pound dumbbells – I thought that I would have to switch to 5s at some point but I made it!!!
On Tuesday, I decided that 43 x 200 meters would be a good 43 as well as a great speed workout!! And it was a really good workout – I felt strong running the entire time. And then, yesterday came along –
I worked out yesterday morning thinking that would help the residual soreness from Tuesday. WRONG!!! As the day went on, I think I got more and more sore – mostly my quads. Going down stairs was not pretty – Hunter kept asking if I was OK – NO!!! I can barely walk!!
Yesterday, I absolutely did not look like a runner!!!! This morning when I
jumpedcrawled out of bed, I realized that my legs were even worse today – Good Times!!! I’m pretty sure that back in high school and college I bounced back from speed work a
little lot quicker. The day after speed work should look more like this – I’m usually completely happy with my age but yesterday and today are one of those rare occasions when I wish I were a little younger (or at least still had the same recovery ability of someone half my age)!!!
I’m happy and thankful that I can still push myself as hard as I did when I was younger, I just wish that I could recover the way I used to – I guess 1 out of 2 isn’t bad!
Ever have those days where you feel much older than your age?