Ah it’s Monday again…and even though we have a great workout coming for our thighs today….I personally think that Monday is the easier of our 2 leg days. Thanks goodness cause I am sore from our Gett Itt work out yesterday.
Since I am working from home and watching the Boston Marathon today and most of us don’t do speed work on Monday, I am going to make this short and sweet for now…and work on our speed work and drills for tomorrow’s post…
Day 18 exercises: “How to” videos
- 50 Jumping Jacks
- Bridge with Inner Thigh Squeeze – 3 sets of 15
- Inner Thigh Leg Lift – 3 sets of 15
- Side Step with Squat – 3 sets of 15
- Plank – :30 – 1 min (2X)
- 75 Crunches
- 7 Key Stretches for Runners
This kinda looks like a lot but won’t actually take very long so if you’re feeling frisky knock out this Killer Monday Muscles bonus workout. Squats, Wall Sits, Planks and Push ups! 😉
Running Drill: Running Backwards
Why: Running backwards helps strengthen the glutes and upper hamstrings, as well as various core muscles in the abs and lower back.
How: Although it will seem awkward at first, try to replicate your forward running motion while moving backward. You’ll still be pushing off of your forefoot and swinging you arms, but you’ll be lunging backward with your hamstrings and using core muscles to stabilize differently than you’re used to while moving forward. Focus on form, not on speed. Do two or four reps of 50 to 100 meters.
This is the last of our running drills. Who has tried them all and worked them into your weekly routines? Bonus points for anyone who can name all 8 #RunningDrills we’ve talked about over the last several weeks. Just so you know…if there is a tie between a few crew members for the “Top Challenger” of the month, I will go back and look for the #BrowniePoints and #RunningDrills to determine who gets this months medal. Every little bit counts in the race to the finish! 🙂
Think about the week ahead and plan NOW to fit in your workouts. Good days for speed work are Tuesday or Wednesday because that will give you plenty of time to rest up and recover before our long runs this weekend. Planning ahead may mean the difference between getting it done or life getting in the way. It’s all about your mindset…so plan now to make it happen. When you post that today’s workout is “done” tell us when you will fit speed work into your plan this week. There is no wrong answer but writing it down will help you get it done later.
For those who have to go to work but want to watch our fellow runners be Boston Strong today…you can watch the race live on your computer or phone here.
Have a fabulous Monday Core Crew! Plan for the week ahead and let’s make it awesome! 🙂