Today is Thursday. A good day to think. Think about it Thursday…I like it. I’m keepin it.
Wanna know what I’m thinking about? The fact that no matter how much time I take off, my butt still hurts. It seems like the older I get the longer the recovery time. I also find that when I try to put in the same hours as I used to, I just can’t do it. I end up injured every time…unless, I weight train hard-core. Meaning, at least 4 days a week. I really believe weight training is key, well that and a rock hard ass. That would probably help to.
Anyhow, researching this dead butt of mine, I came across a few articles about endurance running being the “equivalent of a cheeseburger”, what? I just can’t even….but in case you’re interested in those articles, here they are…
I’m not really sure how I feel about this information but there is some science behind it. I think the key here is adequate recovery….but I’ll let you be the judge.
“Even if you’re not an endurance athlete or aiming to be, this evidence is enough to make you reconsider how many miles you log on that treadmill. The research suggests that extended episodes of cardiovascular exertion without proper recovery can be dangerous for athletes and non-competitive runners alike.” Read the full article here.
And there is this article from the Wall Street Journal
You can read that article by going here.
I’m sticking to weight training and adequate recovery time but I’m not giving up on endurance running anytime soon. I love it too much. For anyone else who is having issues with hip, butt or whatever pain, check out this article from Runner’s World.
Read the article in its entirety here.
And how about a little inspiration? Have you heard about this boy with autism ranked one of the top 10 runners in the country? He ran a 4:07 mile! He’s amazing. If you have just a few seconds, go here and read his story.
And this last thing is totally unrelated but ever since our trip to the boats and goats place I’ve wanted one of these creatures. Of course my goat would live in the house just like my dogs, or this girls.
Click here to see the video, it’s adorable…
Now, think about it, you know cause it’s Thursday, and then tell me:
Do you think endurance running is bad for you? (Not with adequate recovery and weight training)
Do you think a goat would make a good pet? (Heck yeah!)