Easy Run, Good Lifts, Bad Weather

I got to the 3 mile run and the weights a little later in the day today, due to some deadlines and a dose of insomnia last night.

The weather—to a sun-loving guy like me—was 8 kinds of suck this evening. Great for running, but horrible for seasonal affective disorder. If you like cold, gloomy, Midwestern-style October days—full-on Halloween-style weather—then summertime in San Francisco is for you.


The run went great. I apparently somehow shaved :45 off my average mile time. Don't ask me how, it just sorta happened. (Which reminds me: I've really got to make my Nike+ profile public so sharing my runs is easier... Note to self.)

Weights today was deadlift, which I still kept light: 3 sets of 5 @ 95, 115 and 135. I'm still minding my form and trying to do the lift perfectly. After that I did 3 sets (each side) of 5 backward/forward lunges. Core was (50) crunches on the bench thingy and (10) crunches on the swiss ball.

I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of stretches and yoga, so I spent almost as much time stretching as I did lifting. At some point I'll lay out my usual stretching routine.

All was really good, and tomorrow is a rest day. I tell ya, this is the first time I've ever run 3 days in a row, and it's been fantastic. I always thought it would be too traumatic on the pegs, but it's really been good.

Photo courtesy of Swami Stream on Flickr

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