While chained to my biggest frenemey- the dreadmill, I got to thinking ahead of half marathon training. What will my life as a runner be like after the race? How many miles should I run a week? Two four-five mile runs and a long run on the weekends? My friend Susannah asked me to run another half with her in April/May, we have to find one to run first, and of course I said yes, but I can't do another round of strict training directly after completing this round.I want to try something new, something different. I'm itching to throw back in two a days, however with me battling running injuries this seems unwise to say the least. I've been so invested in running, I can't help but feel like I'm slacking in other areas. Post half training, I will return with the two-a-days. These are the ideas I'm tossing around....
Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred- with all the chitter chatter going round about her, I've got to check it out! I'm also toying with the idea of Beachbody's Brazil Butt Lift, complete with 30 day before and after pictures- what's up holla! All of this talk about #operationredbikini has left me thinking a lot about my rear end. I want my bootay to wear a big red smile in my new swim suit not a floppy frown. I want to get those glutes high and tight! I've been working a lot on my derrier the past few weeks.
Last night I worked legs and core post speed training. Here's the summary-
40lb Weighted Bar
20 Squats- 20 Pulses
20 Sumo Squats- 20 Pulses
Forward Lunges 20
Backwards Lunge 20
20 Pulses Per Leg
Step-ups 20 per leg 4 big boxes and one little box high. (Remember I am 6'0 tall my boxes need to be high to work effectively- you can also use a bench) Start with both feet on the ground and step up on one leg, come back down and repeat on same leg. I added a 12lb weight with mine. You can bring it up a notch by lunging down with your opposite step up leg.
Kneeling Glute lifts- we've talked about these in a previous fitness vlog. They've become far to easy for me, so I've taken this up a notch by adding in weights behind me knee.
20 Raise Per Leg with 20 Upper Pulse
20 Fire Hydrates per leg
60 Oblique Toe Reach
15 Leg Raises
30 Toe Touches
One Minute Plank
Burn baby Burn!!
Everything I have on today came from The Limited (except for the shoes and watch). I may need to venture out more...
Happy Hump day peoples!