First 26.2 Miler Countdown: 61

It hurts until a point and then it doesn’t get any worse

Running not only requires strong legs, it needs a strong upper body and a solid core. Well, you can absolutely go up to a point without either of them being super-strong but to push further, your base needs to be strengthened, take that from me. Upper body is what could keep pushing you forward when the legs are done and the job of your core is to simply convert that little push into a step forward, and a step more, and a step more…

I’ve never been a gym-junkie so I do some workout-at-home to take care of this aspect of my training. Mind you, these are all body-weight exercises and therefore don’t require anything except that of a yoga-mat and a tiny-teeny bit of determination. Today, my routine included:

~100 rope skipping as a warm-up cardio

30 squats, 30 sit-ups, 12 push-ups. Repeat thrice.

Lay back for 2 minutes to cool things down

And that’s it. It’s not much for many of you, but it makes me push harder in the end. I consider it a good workout for my non-running muscles. The sole aspect of training is to better yourself to the best, and not to surpass anyone else.


2 thoughts on “First 26.2 Miler Countdown: 61

  1. Once_upon_a_run May 25, 2017 / 12:30 PM

    Nice work! I used to do 5 minutes of jump roping before a kickboxing class. It totally warmed me up to punch some bags. 🙂

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    • tanmayagrawal7 May 25, 2017 / 12:46 PM

      Thanks Mai! Yeah it gives a boost to all those lazy muscles 😀

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