Though I have definitely fallen off a bit in my strength training since my mileage climbed above 70 per week, I am still thinking about the periodization that follows marathon training, when I will want to subject my body to something other than moving forward over long distances as quickly as possible.
To that end, I cannot simply call my personal trainer and tell him to meet me at the gym for a nice, hardcore workout when the time arrives.
First of all, I don’t have a PT; secondly I don’t even have a gym membership.
But I do have a library card, so for now, that will suffice.
I make biweekly trips to get the boys books, so every once in a while I check out a few fitness magazines, even if they are severely outdated, which they usually are (it seems the newer ones go missing).
I don’t check them out for the stories on how to shrink one’s belly by eating tons of chocolate. No, I check them out for one reason alone.
The above workout is from Women’s Health and Fitness.
This is from Fitness.
I make copies of the workouts on my printer and then return the magazines.
I know. I sound cheap. But it works.
I have a folder full of these workouts, and I rotate them as they either bore me to tears or stop challenging me.
Granted, the folder has been gathering dust for the past few weeks, but I know that I will be desperate to do something other than run and run and run once Boston is behind me.
Or at least until I sign up for another marathon.