Wow! Double-digits in weeks of training for these marathons! While I’ve slacked in recent weeks, I tried to kick it up a notch this week and fit what I could into a busy week. The stats:
Sunday, 8/27: 45 minutes of strength training
Monday, 8/28: Rest day
Tuesday, 8/29: 5.1 mile run
Wednesday, 8/30: 45 minutes of strength training/35 minutes of cardio/10 minutes of strength training
Thursday, 8/31: 12-hour work day
Friday, 9/15: 12-hour work day
Saturday, 9/2: 10 mile run
I had to do some workouts at home, so I decided to pull out some of my old workout videos. Don’t laugh! These babies are staples in my fitness routine! The Original Buns of Steel came out in 1987, featuring former pole vaulter Greg Smithey. If you’ve never tried it, let me tell you, it will literally kick your butt. When I first bought it (30 years ago!) it took me an entire month to be able to get through the whole thing without stopping. Seeing it now, it is sooooo corny with all of that turquoise and fuchsia spandex and of course, leg warmers! And Greg’s narrative? I want to die laughing every time I hear it.
Then in the early 90s I got into doing step aerobics at home. My favorite remains Step Reebok: The Video. Released in 1992, it features Gin Miller, the inventor of step aerobics. It is an awesome mix of cardio and strength training. The step tape has a very industrial and almost militant feel to it. I think if any of the participants cracked a smile during taping they would have gotten 50 lashes. But I tell you, this, too took over a month of practice to get through the whole thing without stopping.
I wasn’t able to get a bike ride in this week, but I am hoping to get one ride in per week for the remaining weeks before the marathons. And I will definitely be doing my workout tapes! Watching them today gives me the giggles. And hey, why mess with success? I have relied on these videos for great in-home workouts for three decades!
How about you? Have you done either of these workouts? Do you have any old tried and true workouts that you have stuck with over the years?