2013-11-18

Workout Of The Day

I'm thinking about doing another round of 8W. Actually, I'm having a hard time deciding what I'd like to do next. Some days I feel I'd like to train harder as a runner; other days, I feel like I'd rather work out at the gym. They each have their pros and cons.

The main benefit of running is that I really love doing it. It's fun to get to the point where I feel fast and fit and every time I head out the door it's as though I'm gliding across the surface of the Earth. It's poetry in motion. The main drawback is that it takes a lot of work to get to that point.

By contrast, being more of a gym denizen is a lot easier from the get-go. By this, I mean that the gym provides more instant gratification. It's clean and nice, and a lot of fun to be there. I don't have to "build up" to any point in order to enjoy myself there. But the drawback is that, ultimately, it's less of a challenge unless I decide to seriously bulk up. (Note: I don't want to seriously bulk up.)

8W is a bit of the best of both worlds. There is plenty of time spent at the gym, and plenty of time spent running.

I guess the sensible solution is to start with 8W as a basis for my next fitness development. That way, I'm reaping the benefits of 8W, but also challenging myself, and taking my workouts into new territory. I'll also have some day-to-day flexibility around how I choose to exercise.

So then it's settled. Today's workout is as follows:

  • 4 x 30 push-ups (various styles)
  • 3 x 10 cable cross-overs
  • 3 x 10 incline press
  • 30 minutes of cardio/running