I have done many weight training types of well things in my life, such as bringing groceries home from Chinatown (about 5 lbs) about 1 mile, bringing watermelons (15lb+) home from Chinatown again one mile, and well carrying many different things such as work clothes and what not to Central Park during group night runs. But carrying the medals for mettle program medals that I have earned from high school was one of the toughest…this surmounted to about 20-25lbs worth of medals that I have received…all on my back!
But boy…I had always remembered myself thinking I should do some kind of weight training back in high school with the parachute behind you as you sprint off and have wind resistance fight against you…bad idea on our track since the wind would have blown you away…The track was on a plateau so therefore wind was against you all the time.
Weights? Actual weights in your backpack…yeah that idea came around as well, but that is just the same as I am doing now…
I do have to give people caution when trying to incorporate this into your training…Your legs can only take so much at some time, your legs are use to your own weight and may be not use to the extra amounts of weight. Gradually increase and when you feel tired, STOP!