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I try to do lifting 3x a week.  During intense training I drop the lifting down to once or twice and just do some circuit stuff as supplemental.

Legs: I usually don’t work my legs to failure, mainly because I’m running after lifting.

  • Lunges 3 X 15 (each legs)
  • Calf Raisers 3 X 30
  • Squats 3 X 15

Arms: All done 3 X 15 or until failure

  • Shoulder Press
  • Dumbbell Row
  • Bicep Curl
  • Dumbbell Row
  • Bench Press

Abs: I usually do abs (and the back stuff) 5 days a week, 3 X :45 on:15 off for 3 of the following exercises.

  • Plank
  • Row
  • Leg Lift
  • Flutter
  • Scissors
  • Russian Twist
  • 90* legs
  • Bicycle
  • DeadBug

Back: Usually done 3 X 15

  • Pelvic Raises
  • TheraBand Pulls


  1. You have such a wonderful blog! And I can fully relate– I’m working, studying for grad school, and training for my first marathon in March. I was wondering in addition to the lifting, how many days a week do you run?

    Comment by yas — October 7, 2009 @ 16:32

  2. P.S. I’m documenting my training here:

    Comment by yas — October 7, 2009 @ 16:33

  3. […] that’s about but hopefully it doesn’t stick around! I did the full body routine under Lifting.  Again, I felt good afterward but it was hard during it. Clearly though, I am a bamf, and got it […]

    Pingback by Holler to the bamf in all of us « MarathonMaiden's Blog — October 19, 2009 @ 15:52

  4. […] So that meant it got transferred to today.  I did the same workout that I did on Tuesday (found here under the Strength page). Since the gym I worked at was closed all weekend (it’s really small […]

    Pingback by Weekend? « MarathonMaiden's Blog — December 27, 2009 @ 16:46

  5. […] also got in a nice lifting session when the campus gym opened at noon.  My muscles must be really reacting nicely to my sessions […]

    Pingback by Recovery and Reflections (yes I know it’s only day 8 of the year) « MarathonMaiden's Blog — January 8, 2010 @ 15:30

  6. […] when the gym opened up at noon (stupid break schedule) I hit up the weights and did my full body lifting.  I added in the legs section some deadlifts because I believe, and correct me if I’m wrong […]

    Pingback by Crunchy Crunchy « MarathonMaiden's Blog — January 13, 2010 @ 16:17

  7. […] the gym was good.  I did my “typical” lifting routine (found here) sandwiched between some elliptical and some treadmill action as warming up and down.  I kept the […]

    Pingback by Not As Bad As I Thought « MarathonMaiden's Blog — May 10, 2010 @ 10:02

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