Days 2 & 3: Ummmm IDK…Run?

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We all have important things to do on the weekend, but first we go long! The we make time for recover i.e. legs up the wall, rolling, stretching, rehydrating, refueling. I know it’s easy to finish our long run just go straight into other things, but when we skip the steps after our long run, our body suffers.

When we recover properly, with all of the above plus active recovery (staying active and moving instead of laying around ideal), we go into the next week feeling good and ready to continue our training. We we keep our training in mind as we continue our weekend we eat better, sleep better, feel better….and Monday is that much brighter!

If you have to rush on to the next thing (it happens we’re all busy) MAKE time to baby your muscles later in the day. Get out your roller before bed, then stretch out those legs, hips and glutes after you’ve worked the knots out. Make healthy eating choices and don’t spoil all the work you just put in.

If you go long on Saturday, wake up on Sunday with a plan to get moving. Go for a short easy run (yes running the day after a long day is a good thing!) Keep it short and easy though, this is just a recovery not a push for time or distance. Go for a swim, a bike ride, a walk with your hubby or kids. Make a few minutes for some yoga (Yoga for runners options below). Drinks lots of water to replenish what you sweated out!

If you go long on Sunday, take the time to get in a good stretch on Saturday. Start hydrating now and stay active to keep your legs fresh and ready for that Sunday long run!

All of these things will help you feel better going into the next week. You’ll be stronger and ready to tackle not only your upcoming workouts….but also everything else that is thrown at you. Limit your weekday stress by planning ahead for your week so you take some of the pressure off. Being prepared can make all the difference between getting it done…and realizing that “it didn’t happen” at the end of a long day.

Sounds like a lot, but it’s really about thinking ahead and making time for you. You can do it…you deserve it. 🙂

Remember to make it work for you and switch it up if you need to. It all depends on you and your family’s schedule and needs.

Day 2 exercises:

  • Quick Morning Workout (#QMW)
  • Hip Hurdles & Leg Swings
  • Long run
  • Legs up the Wall
  • Roll & 7 Key Stretches for Runners
  • Quick Before Bed Workout (#QBBW)

Day 3 exercises:

  • Quick Morning Workout (#QMW)
  • Active Recovery – Short easy run, bike ride, swim, brisk walk
  • Yoga for Runners – Link to options below
  • Quick Before Bed Workout (#QBBW)

Yoga Options:

  1. Yoga for Runners – Unknot Yourself
  2. Yoga for Runners – Tight Hips & Legs
  3. Yoga Poses for Runners

Quick Workouts:

So….what are you doing this weekend? Let’s start an activity chain on our pinned daily post. Post your miles and I will add it up on Sunday night to see how many #CoreCrew miles we logged! You can still post separately but I would love to see how many cumulative miles we log as a family. 🙂

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