Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Girly Man

PM: 40 min :: 6+M (last mile 5:04)

Now I remember why it has always been so difficult to stick with strength work for an extended period of time. I remember being very motivated to do it. I remember the first workouts and feeling weak, but looking forward to improvement over time. I also remember walking around like a geriatric the next few days due to extreme soreness. And finally, I remember strength work slowly sliding down the list of priorities until it disappears completely.

I don't know what I will do to make it different this time around, but I have a sense of urgency. My weakness is my weakness right now and it is time to address it. And I don't see this as just a running issue, but a quality of life issue. I can run far, but I can do about 15-20 consecutive pushups and I'm done. I don't have a gut, but I don't necessaily have "abs of steel" either. Don't even get me started on my flexibility.

Somehow, someway I have to find a way to work these areas and sooner rather than later. I'm not in my 20's anymore and while that may seem silly to the older crowd, it is something to consider. Recovery is going to be a little slower as I go forward. Time to nip it in the bud.

Stop motion dance-off
Vince Young's career is over
One funky angel


Chad said...

Pat, I'm finding that if I do some strength training a couple of times a week, it's better than trying to get in the perfect strength workout.

Also, if I miss a day, I don't beat myself up over it. I just do it the next opportunity that I can.

Mike said...

In the past (and present) I've managed to ignore strength and flexibility training in almost all of its forms with the exception of hill repeats. My one and only visit to a sports PT ended with a lecture pretty much to the tune of your last paragraph. I hope you can find a way to make it interesting enough to stick with it.