Guest Blogger (and Boston Marathon Finisher) Stu Weiner...on Running

Heifers! As I mentioned a few days ago --- a new feature that I'm excited to roll out this year is the addition of guest bloggers!  

 

Like, REALLY excited!

Like, REALLY excited!

Today's guest blogger is someone who inspires me.  He's a runner, he's a family guy, he's just a guy who decided one day to join a fitness boot camp, then became a superstaaaaah runner.

You will all get the opportunity to follow along on Stu's Boston Marathon journey, as he's promised to update us as he trains and then finishes the race.  Join me in offering a hearty Heifer welcome to Stu Weiner.  

Here's his first post:

Hi all and welcome to my journey to another Boston marathon finish line. I am in week 3 of training for Boston and quickly building up mileage. I am headed out for my long run of 10 miles this weekend and expect to build up to 16 miles over the next three weeks so you can say it is becoming as I call it "Heavy lifting" time where mileage increases up to the 20 mile runs in February and March. Speaking of heavy lifting, have you ever done a HIIT class as part of your cross training routine?

For those who don't know it stands for High Intensity Interval Training and it is awesome for building endurance and toning and strengthening your body through the use of free weights, kettle bells, TRX, med balls and other kinds of exercises including jump squats, split squats, and Burpees to name a few. I incorporate this along with a spin class and run 4x a week. Usually my weekly run distance is 6-7 miles followed by long run Saturday and then a short recovery run on Sunday. Speaking of Saturday long runs, after the first of the year my running club will be doing organized training runs on the Boston marathon course and with all the runners out there it is both motivating and energizing! Well, until next week, the boy from Baahhston looks forward to hitting the roads en route to another week of fun training!