This morning I did a Nike Training Club workout in my living room with some weights. Lots of burpees to shoulder presses, walk outs, squats and deadlifts. I can’t tell you how long it has been since I’ve done a burpee. I love to hate that move.
The walk outs definitely have to be the move of the day. These are so hard but I feel strong when I do them.
I love doing NTC workouts before a run. They really get your muscles fired up and ready to go. The ice has melted and my roads were clear (thank you, mother nature!) so I set out for 5 miles in my Hoka Bondi 3s.
I’ve slowly been breaking them in since I purchased them at the Houston marathon expo not long ago. So far I like them…and think they would hold up as excellent shoes for a long run. I hear they are great for the trails as well if that is your thing. I just love the support they provide me out on the roads. They take a couple of runs to break in so I recommend you start out with shorter runs and slowly build from there. The first word I would use to describe them is…cushy. In my opinion they truly are like running on clouds and provide great protection from impact. If you’re used to running in a more minimalist shoe I’d say this one provides you more stability but it’s still lightweight enough that you can turnover quickly once you get used to running in them. I have more of a neutral foot and it seems to suit me well. They would be great for marathon training runs…I’m not sure yet about racing in them. Everyone is different though in their running economy and how their foot handles each shoe…but if you are an ultra runner or just love to log long miles…I’d definitely give this shoe a try, for something out of the ordinary.
What’s a strength training move that you love to hate? What shoes are you loving to run in right now?