I had a great run today, 9 miles with 5 strides at the end. Just cruising on a snow-covered trail. But honestly, I wish the snow would melt because I need to start with speedwork and am worried that sooner or later I will break something doing that on uneven paths in snow!!!)
I don't feel good about driving 8 miles to trail 5x/week. It just does not sounds right. I wish I could walk there or ride a bike. Will have to wait couple more weeks to being able to do that.
Actually, before this nice easy run I did a bike workout. Hill climbs. Not real hill climbs because I was on a stationary bike, but I pretended to be hill climbing. It was reasonably hard because I did 3x10min imaginary hill climbs and that's pretty long. Those hills have really tightened my ITB though, hm.
To recapitulate, I did the bike workout, then went running and then came back to the Y for some weights and to take shower (is it weird that although I have been living here for 1 month now I have showered in my apartment only 4 times. I spend all my free time at the Y...I am lame.)
I think I found a new strength training favorite: assisted chin ups and bar dips (well, that's two favorites). I cannot perform a good-form chin-ups and dips on my own so this machine is a blessing. Love it!
I did 3 sets of 10-12 exercises of chin-ups, dips, something similar to rowing, then something else for biceps/triceps/chest, hip abduction, hip adduction, 3x1min plank and 20 side crunches. I was a legs-slacker today but I shut my conscience up by telling myself that those climbs and snow running were more than enough for legs.