Making A Case For Road Work.
I Decided to take a couple days off from the iron. I was feeling a little beat up, actually mostly due to schedule/work.
I realized that I have not done any conditioning/cardio/aerobics since December 22. Nearly 3 months ago.
So, today, after work, I decided it was time to get back to what is a fundamental value of mine in terms of not only aesthetics, but also what I consider to be a true game-changer for health, longevity, & vitality.
A 2 mile density run.
I have to be honest, I was a bit nervous.
Will I even be able to finish? 😀
I just got home from work, was feeling less than energized, it would of been equally advantageous or beneficial to take a power-nap, but the weather was decent, I had a window of time, and I was feeling a bit guilty for neglecting this area in which I have advocated and has served me so excellently all these years.
Mid-distance running, seems to almost always be met with contention by the bodybuilding community despite accounts of approval from some of the very best built physiques ever.
I believe the two go hand-in hand.
Frank Zane once said “In 1976 I got into great shape and was running about two miles four times a week. Then in 1979, when I reached my peak shape, I would go to a track at night and do six laps. My legs got very muscular from that.”
If it is good for Frank, it is good for me.
So, I grabbed the earbuds, plugged in some Led Zep and hit the track.
I was pleased to find, I still “had it.”
2 miles and around 15 minutes later, I was walking home.