Hey there! Yeah, I know…I know! I took a few days off again.
Actually, I didn’t totally take off, as I’ve been working on my race recaps. I’m actually surprised how much I remember, even though many, were a while ago. I guess since I haven’t done that many yet, it’s easier to remember more about them – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Anyway, back to the present…
First of all, I hope all you daddy’s out there, had a wonderful Father’s Day! Ours was pretty lo-key, which is fine. As long as he had a good day, right? I ended up skipping my (long) run yesterday, so I could spend the day with my boys. (Again, the advantage of being on a race break.) No complaints here. I made up for it this morning…sort of. I did a “brick” workout. Actually, I did one on Friday too. Why, you ask? Well, I had agreed to swim, but wanted to run, and had to teach, as well…so, what’s a girl to do?!
Oh, I got it!! Stack a workout together! Have you ever tried it? It was actually kinda fun! Plus, when I finally decide to do a triathlon, this will be good practice! So far, I’ve only done run-swim-runs. Haven’t added the bike yet. I will though. I’ve got some time, still.
So, I’ve been wondering…why is it called a brick? Of course, I tried googling the answer and found a couple that make sense, but I don’t know if either is correct; 1) two workouts are stacked on top of one another, like laying bricks; or 2) after a run/bike workout – that’s how your legs feel. Like I said, I can see both. (Do you know?) Oh, and while I was searching I came across a triathlon training plan, that I may use…when the time comes, of course.
The other thing I did this weekend…I’ve been wanting to integrate more strength training, but felt being in the midst of marathon training, probably wasn’t an ideal time to start. Well, I decided to bust out one of my Body Pump dvd’s, and OH MY GOSH!!! I have missed it so!! My legs, are actually still a little sore! Yay!! Now, since I’m on maintenance mode, I can add it in!!
Do you cross-train? What do you like to do, and how do you mix it all in??