Yesterday I finally received The Kettlebell Way volume 2, The Empire State. It's done by Anthony Diluglio of Punch Gym and Beth Chamberlin an actress on a soap opera (Young and the Restless maybe?) and a certified kettlebell instructor.
So I did the workout this morning and I love it! It consists of 9 rounds. Each round is 3 minute long and includes an upper body exercise, a lower body exercise, and a core exercise. There's a time bar on the side so you can see where you are in the round (although in the first round it's almost impossible to see the blue of the time bar against the backdrop, so I thought it wasn't working!).
This workout is a nice complement to The Kettlebell Way, volume 1 (which is that same thing as AOS Providence). Since there's a core exercise in each round, it works your core more intensely than volume 1. It's not quite as cardiovascularly demanding as volume 1, but I solved that by doing 30s of swings in each 1 minute rest break.
So now I'm off to do a 5 mile run. I'm already tired so this should be an interesting 5 miles. At the beginning of the week I was dreading the taper for the marathon. Right now I'm thinking I'm going to love it!
(30 minutes later) I've decided to scrap the run. My body is tired, and as I look back at this week's training, I can see why. I am all for pushing through stuff and mental toughness, but today the smart play is to not run. (Except if I feel like running later today -- we'll see!)