Might just be an ordinary training day…but every run is another step towards that extraordinary moment when you reach your goals.
We’re all in different places in our training….so whether you’ve got 3 miles or 20 miles…it’s your long run. Own it. Give it all you’ve got. Remember that your choice to keep going in that moment when you want to quit may be the difference between reaching those goals…or falling short.
Don’t stop until you finish what you started.
Day 4: Long Run + 7 Key Stretches for Runners + Plank – Your choice (:30 2X)
You just completed more miles than you’ve run the rest of the week combined. You’re tired. You just want to go home, take a hot shower, and sit down. Of course, we all want that after our long run. Some of us do exactly that.
Others, the ones more likely to actually make it uninjured to the race they’re training for, take the extra ten minutes and stretch before sitting down. Stretching probably sounds as appealing as applying hydrogen peroxide to your burst blister, but it’s just as helpful for a clean outcome. If you’ve already dedicated hours to your run, what’s ten more minutes that will help work some lactic acid out of your poor tired muscles and reduce soreness later? Plus…it will feel good, I promise. Click here for 7 stretches that will have you feeling pretty close to normal tomorrow.
Day 5: Arms & Back – 2 sets of 10
- Bicep Curls 21s
- Wide Rows
- Plank – Your Choice (:30 2X)
A healthy back is as important to your running as fit legs. According to Runner’s World, “If your back muscles aren’t strong, they’ll tend to fatigue faster, taking energy away from other muscles, and changing your stride, which can lead to injury.”
This lower back workout helps to reduce pain, tension, stiffness, and soreness….all of which will feel very good after our long runs this weekend.
Wonderful, fulfilling exhaustion… Want that amazing feeling?
Better be in it for the long run!