Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by HumanX. They provided me with training equipment in exchange for my thoughts, opinions and social sharing. All opinions are my own.
Well, it looks like my “I don’t like the gym” excuse to avoid strength training is now obsolete…a few boxes of Harbinger and HumanX Gear strength training aids showed up at my desk this month. And just in time. The North Fork 50M screamed a few flaws about my training at me.
First, going into a 50 mile race after two months of recovery, tapering and DNF’s isn’t very smart. It hurts a lot. Everywhere. Also, duh!
Second, my abs and arms were in pain long before my quads, calves or glutes. No, I was not running on my hands, thanks for asking! I wasn’t even carrying a handheld for more than 10 miles. Why did my upper body give into the pain so quickly? Probably because I’m a huge pansy and have done approximately 3 pushups and maybe 5 sit ups in the last six months.