Warm up: 800M run, 10 tuck jumps, 25 air squats, 5 boot strap squats
Four rounds: 100ft sandbag lunges
30 double unders
20 wall balls
10 hand stand pushups (modified)
I was feeling good this morning after a solid night of sleep and a cup of coffee. It was hard but I had the positive thoughts going in my head - it's only for a short time, get the most out of this now, you've got this. Whew!
And...so far, no air conditioning at Trident and it's humid as crap right now. I was sweating to death but you know me...I heart sweat! :)
Thanks for all your wonderful feedback from my post on "Born to Run." I loved all the new visitors that came over from the Runners World Forum and the Daily Mile. I hope you guys will keep coming back! As I gear up for marathon training, there will be a lot more run-focused posts coming up.
What did I learn? Not everyone who read the book bought into the barefoot thing. Many are skeptical, calling it a "fad" people run to when something else isn't right. However, the majority of feedback did prove that most people tried more minimalist shoes with success after reading it.
A lot of folks said the book treated Nike unfairly, which I can understand. My friend Shannyn mentioned how crazy it was that Jenn & Billy especially would get up and run crazy miles after a night of drinking. I admit, when they were drinking before the night BEFORE the big Cooper Canyon race, I was like....seriously? I have had a beer before a race but now, I just say what's the point? Might as well just say no and save it for later.
Next up? This:
Ultra marathon KING Scott Jurek (also featured in Born to Run) has a book out. And I mean, a called book called "Eat & Run"? That's so up my ally.
Apparently, Scott is going to be in Arlington for a book signing I was invited to next month but...it's when I'm in Africa so I can't go. Totally bummed to miss (of course this trip is way more important!). But, seriously, it would be so cool to meet him! Another time I suppose :)
Do you follow any runners on a regular basis? Just curious!