Obviously, my personal training session wasn’t amazing (the guy made me feel a bit awkward, although he did seem informed and have some good tricks), but I did learn some important things about myself:
I really, really need to do more strength training, especially in my core. I was ALL over the place during resistance band exercises and other stuff that requires staying “steady.” It was a little embarrassing!
Breaking up my strength works into “arms” and “legs” doesn’t work. These are the muscle groups I should be strength training: legs, shoulders, triceps, biceps, back, and abs.
In relation to this morning’s post about glycogen depletion on long runs, my pre-workout “snack” for long runs days (which normally consist of a coffee with half and half) isn’t cutting it! I think I’m burned off muscle!
Compared to January 2008, my body fat % has dropped by 1.5% since I started training for my summer long distance races. However, I’ve gained 5 lbs, so that means I’ve at least put on some muscle mass and reduced my body fat! Yay for running!
Dinner – Platter
Dinner consisted of a MAJOR platter of items: multi-grain bread with turkey slices and cheddar cheese (I had five), a fruit bowl of strawberries and a plum, and a veggie bowl of carrots, green peppers, tomato, green onions, and cucumber drizzled with balsamic.
A bowl of raisins….
I need some Michael Phelps in my life… good night! 🙂