Last nights workout adventures again brought me back to Treasure Valley Fitness for my own personal training session.
Let me just say, she was no J. Alabama but I was happy to get the chance to work out with one of the gym’s trainers and she definitely worked me over!
After putting me through 20 minutes of intense circuit style workouts, she gave me an evaluation.
Apparently my endurance rocks! I was super proud of that fact that my marathon endurance is still sticking with me.
But she did also mention that I have very poor core strength. 😦 Like super bad.
So hopefully all the ab workouts and yoga sessions will help balance that.
My own evaluation:
It’s interesting to evaluate my body post-marathon. I found that I spent so much time running I hardly had time to do any core or strength training during my marathon training. And to show for it, I have strong legs and am a bit squishy everywhere else.
Okay, so I didn’t do much strength training before, but I’m noticing a huge difference in how I feel when I do these kinds of workouts.
Example 1: Running
Running leaves me a huge sweaty awesome mess. I love it. I feel great. I feel like I accomplished something. But in all the time I have been running, the only time my body decided to drop a few pounds was when I was running at least 3+ hours at time. (Which is not realistic for me).
Example 2: Weight Training
I don’t really feel like I’m getting that much of a workout as I hardly sweat and sometimes almost feel sick when I am doing weight training. Also I don’t feel all that accomplished after a strength workout….until the next day. The next day is when I feel all the benefit of the workout. And it’s an almost instant feeling of my body stepping into high gear to want to tighten up and drop lbs.
So it finally makes sense to me why I need to both. 🙂
Running is my sweat it out instant feel good workout. And strength is my body working together to become strong and fit and gives me that overall feeling that I did something physical.
I guess now I just have to take my epiphany and work with it!
My new challenge is to get to a more comfortable weight in hopes this will help in my running!
What do you think of my epiphany? Did you already think about cardio & weight training like this?
I feel like it all just finally clicked that I need to have balance and how it’s important for me!