Days 2 & 3: Monday – GO HARD! Tuesday…go easy.

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Ready to make a change? It’s Not New Years Day but we don’t need a new year to make a change…all we need is a Monday! Time to go hard today and give it all you’ve got!

We’re working our legs and our core today…then tomorrow we take it easy with a quick workout and rest. And of course…we are eating clean, minimally processed, no added sugar. DO eat lots of fruits & veggies, whole grains, low-fat shredded cheese, oatmeal, almond milk…those Do’s and Don’t are below for you to review in case you are going shopping today. 🙂

I’m excited about this month and so happy to see so many of you on board with the changes we are making! It will be a challenge at first but it will get easier to make those good choices. Take it one meal, and one day at a time!

A reminder about our “Clean Eating Challenge” Levels:

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Do’s and Don’s of clean eating: Click here for our October Challenge main page for the link to meal ideas.

 

Day 2 – Legs & Core: Break these into sets – do 10-20 repetitions at a time then switch to a different exercise. Make a list and cross them off as you go!

“How to” videos are below!

  • 60 Squats
  • 20 Squats with Side Kick
  • 40 Donkey Kicks (per leg)
  • 50 Heel Touches
  • 30 V-Pass with Stability Ball
  • 50 Stability Ball Crunches
  • :60 Plank – break this into smaller times if needed but get all :60 in!

Day 3: Go easy! – Quick Workout below. Doesn’t “have” to be in the morning but if you can get up and knock it out that’s the best way to start your day!

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Speed Work – 45 Minute Fartlek Workout: Speed work should usually be done on Tuesday or Wednesday depending on the day you do your long run. Saturday long run = Tuesday speed work, Sunday long run = Wednesday speed work. You can mix up these days a little but it’s important to have a couple days after your long run to recover, and a few days after speed work to recover again before going long.

This week’s workout is a little longer than the last fartlek workout we did, but that’s ok you can handle it! It’s 45 minutes…but 10 minutes to warm up and 10 minutes to cool down plus 25 minutes of on and off speed in the middle. This should NOT be an anxiety inducing workout…remember that fartlek means “speed play” so play with your paces but don’t hold back on the faster portions. GO HARD! 🙂

You are going to start with a nice and easy 10 minute warm up which can include your run/walk. Then go into 3 minutes faster/1 minutes easy session and repeat that 5 times. Once that is over, switch your watch to a 1 minute hard and :45 easy. Using the run/walk feature on your watch is a great way to do this. You can stop your watch and go into “alerts” to change the intervals. If you don’t know how to do this, I can walk you through it. Or you can use a gym boss or another interval app if you carry your phone).

For the 2nd round of 1 minute hard/:45 easy, you should be going harder than you did in round 1 with the 3 minutes hard and 1 minute easy.

If this is confusing, PLEASE reach out to me. I am here to help you! When you are done, take time to stretch! Click here for our 7 Key Stretches for Runners plus that awesome pigeon pose.

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Day 1 “how to” videos:

Squats: Targets your quads, calves, ankles and hamstrings to give you a strong base.

Squats with Side Kick: This exercise will help strengthen and tone your glutes as well your inner and outer thigh muscles.

Donkey Kicks: Targets your Glutes, hamstrings and lower back, and this movement also helps strengthen your core.

Heel Touches: Quick exercise that targets our core and obliques. You should be able to knock out 50 in one repetition, or break it into two sets of 25.

V-Pass with Stability Ball: Love this exercise! The V pass ab exercise involves passing the stability ball back and forth between the feet and hands. It is a great burn for our abs! Remember to keep your back flat on the ground and keep the movement slow and controlled. If you don’t have a stability ball, grab a small pillow or maybe a soccer or basketball.

Don’t let your hands or feet touch the ground, leave them hovering then pull back up!

Stability Ball Crunches: Abdominal crunches are great core exercises, often mixed with balance balls for working other muscles as well. Doing crunches on the stability ball will make it a little harder since you have to have control and stability on your entire core. Great for anyone with back pain!

Plank: Planks are an isometric exercise that works our entire body. If you are new to planks, start small and build up your time. Break your :60 into 4 :15 planks with a quick break in between and work your way up to 1 minute. The video below shows how to work your way up to different planks, but start with a simple forearm plank. Start on your knees if you need too!

 

Day 4: All About Arms!

#CoreCrew Family Weekend Miles – What an amazing weekend!!! So many miles logged by our little family! I’m only counting the miles added to our activity chain and I have a feeling not all the miles got logged there, but that’s ok. The miles added up quickly!

Total #CoreCrew miles Friday 9/1 – Sunday 9/3 = 341.72!

Pretty amazing Crew! If y’all liked this activity chain, I would love to keep it up every weekend. Let me know if you like this idea. 🙂


Monday Day 4: All About Arms!

Distance running is mentally and physically costly. It requires large outlays of energy. Almost every aspect of the activity adds to that energy expenditure, like holding your body upright and metronomically swinging first one leg and then the other forward and toward the ground. But scientists and coaches know that pumping your arms, although requiring energy, reduces the overall metabolic cost of running by helping to balance the moving body, increase forward propulsion or, perhaps, provide a bit of bounce, helping to lift us off the ground with each stride. In this theory, swinging the arms makes it easier to run.

Since our arms are part of the package and make it easier to run, building their strength is another important part of our training. We don’t need huge guns, but we don’t want weak noodle arms that flail around or fail to support us during tough runs.

Today’s workout targets key areas for our arms and will help us build the strength we need to use them to our advantage. Strong arms can make all the difference between a new PR or a disappointing finish.

While running work on keeping your arms by your side, swinging back and forth but without crossing in front of your body. Push backwards with your elbows to propel you forward. Keep you shoulder, hands and wrists loose to avoid cramping or tenseness in your upper body. Building strength in our shoulders, biceps, triceps and back will make the proper upright & stable posture more comfortable to hold for long periods of time during exercise. While you’re doing today’s exercises, make sure to hold your core tight! No swinging from the waist or rocking back and forth.

Day 4 Plan:

  • Quick Morning Workout
  • Day 4 exercises
  • Bonus Push Ups
  • Quick Before Bed Workout
  • Plan your weekly speed work

Quick Workout Routines:


Day 4 exercises: 2-3 sets of 10

  • Bicep Curls
  • Hammer Curls
  • Tricep Overhead Extensions
  • Chest Presses
  • Plank – :60 or more!

Bonus: Push Ups – 2-3 sets of 10 – There are numerous ways to modify push ups to your fitness level. Start from a higher plane like a bench or wall, do knee push ups or go for it and do full body push ups!


Speed Work: Speed work makes us faster. If you want to improve your times, feel better during long runs, and increase your ability to breathe comfortably while running, you need to add speed work to your weekly routine.

If you normally do speed work once a week and you are racing today (really racing not just running a holiday race for fun) this is your weekly speed work. The rest of your workouts this week should be at your easy pace.

If you are training for a half or full marathon, and usually put in more than one day of speed work or add a tempo run, you can still do another speed workout this week. Just make sure you are putting a rest day or two in between.

Why 800m again?: IIP – Introduce, Improve, Perfect 

This will be the 3rd week doing the 1/2 mile repeats workout. the RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) promote the concept of introducing a workout, improving upon the first session, then perfecting the workout. So we are doing the same workout again this week. If you have done this a couple times already, you should be feeling more comfortable with it and can use this week to push harder and see how far you’ve come!

Why are 800m (1/2 mile) repeats so effective? In the last 800M (1/2 mile) of a 5K, the last mile of a 10K, the last 5K of a half marathon, and the 10k of the marathon, YOU have to show up.

This workout is all about chasing that 800m repeat effect: It’s learning how to fight fatigue and battle the breakdown that will come when you’re pushing yourself hard. When you come around the last curve of your final 800M repeat, knowing you finished what you started, you will understand the reason behind speed work. When you finish that goal race and the jet-power showed up, it will be because YOU called for it.

Workout: 800 meter repeats (1/2 mile repeats) – The # of repeats you do will depend on the race distance you are training for.

  • 5K – 800M x 4
  • 10K – 800M x 5
  • Half Marathon – 800M x 6
  • Marathon 800M x 8
  1. Start with your warm up of 1-2 miles. This also depends on you. I prefer a nice long easy warm up and always shoot for 2 miles. In reality, I would love a 3-4 mile warm up because that’s when I really start to feel good!
  2. Take a few minutes to stretch and do some warm up drills like hip hurdles, butt kicks, lunges, slow skips, side skips, bounding, etc…
  3. Go into your workout – take a 2 minute rest in between each 800 meters (1/2 mile). Do NOT take longer than 2 minutes. Force yourself to keep going without letting your heart rate come all the way back to resting.
  4. Finish your full workout.
  5. End with a nice easy 1-2 mile cool down.

Day 4 “how to” videos:

Bicep Curls: Use a barbel or dumbbells, keep your back straight and strong and use your arms without swinging or rocking.

Hammer Curls: Next in our series is our hammer curl, called that because it looks kind of like a hammer. So instead of having your palms facing up, like you do with most bicep exercises, you’re going to have the weight perpendicular to the floor. Just like you’re holding a hammer.

Tricep Overhead Extensions: When we’re running and need to push our elbows backwards to propel us forward our triceps are doing the work. Strengthen them with this tricep Overhead extension.

Chest Presses: You can do this exercise using your stability ball, a bench if you have one, or lying on the floor. Our video shows how to do them from the stability ball. The same form technique applies to all positions.

Forearm Plank: The basic plank doesn’t involve moving at all. This is referred to as an isometric exercise. The key with the plank is to engage you core muscles in the right way so that through the effort of balancing and stabilizing your body, you are giving your core muscles a fantastic workout. And if you don’t think you can get a good workout by holding still, just wait until you try to hold a plank for 30-60 seconds…you’re going to feel it!

That’s all for now Crew. Once again…it’s time to DOMINATE MONDAY!!!

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Day 20: Brand New Week…Let’s Go!

The weekend is over…the relaxing is done.

Let go of the excuses and remember…working out is fun!

LET’S GO CREW!!!

3 sets of 10…arms and core. New speed work and stepping it up to 45 reps for the Ab Challenge and 40 for burpees. You can do this…make a plan, get it done early, and set the tone for the week!

Day 20 exercises: 3 sets of 10 

****Click here for how to videos****

  • Rotational Shoulder Press
  • Standing Core Dumbbell Swing
  • Push Ups
  • Wall Sit – :60 (after run – if running today)

Challenges: 

  • Ab Challenge – 45 Crunches, 45 Bicycle Crunches, 45 Leg Lifts & :80 Plank (1:20)
  • 40 Burpees

Bonus: #BraBulgeWorkout – SLOW AND CONTROLLED

This one may seem like its just for the ladies, but guys you can benefit from stronger, toner arms too! Most of these exercises we have done in the past so you should be familiar with, but if you aren’t sure how to do one let me know and I will post a “how to” video. You don’t need a special ball for the woodchoppers, just use a dumbbell and do them SLOWLY. These are not fast moves. Low reps, slow and controlled movement. Just one set of this workout. Thank  you to Jennifer Oldenburg for suggesting this great workout!

Bra Buldge Workout


Speed Work: Negative Split Run

Many runners do the opposite of a negative split run by going out too fast in the beginning, and then slowing down significantly in the second half of the race. It’s a common mistake because you feel rested and strong in the beginning, so it’s tempting to go out fast. It takes a lot of discipline and practice to achieve a negative split. But if you can hold back and conserve your energy in the first half of your race so that you can run faster in the second half, you’ll perform much better overall.

So we are going to practice. I want you to work on starting  slow and bringing your pace down during your run. Practicing a negative run will help you nail it when it’s important.

Start at your normal “conversation pace” for mile 1 to warm up. For mile 2, speed up just a bit, then speed up a little more for mile 3, etc… The last mile of your run should be at the pace you want to run for your race. Not the overall average, just the last mile. Remember your race will be longer so you have more time to bring that average down. I’m not really concerned with the total distance, but don’t do this on a day that calls for an easy or short run. I want to see you paying attention to your speed and really dialing in on how to pace yourself to get faster as your run progresses. We want to see splits so post your workout when you’re done!


Do not let Monday pass you by. Let’s set the tone and make this the BEST WEEK EVER!!

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Day 13: Get Fired Up!

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Are you FIRED up for another great week? Or are you starting to feel the drain of the month and already wanting to slack?

We are almost halfway into the month and if you’re already feeling the flame subside, it’s time to reset again and keep it back into high gear! Remember…this month is all about keeping that fire lit and pushing through STRONG!

If you’re already waining, I want you to take a few minutes to remember why you are here. Think about your short and long term goals and kick start that fire that got you moving in the first place. Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 5.42.28 AM

I know you’ve probably got a million things on your to do list…. but this one needs to move to this top!

You WANT it. You NEED it. You DESERVE it.

GET FIRED UP CREW!!!

Day 10 exercises: 3 sets of 10 – Arms and Core 

****Click here for how to videos****

  • Rotational Shoulder Press
  • Standing Core DB Swing
  • Push Ups
  • Wall Sit – :60 (post run)

Challenges:

  • Ab Challenge: 30 Crunches, 30 Bicycle Crunches, 30 Leg Lifts + :50 Plank
  • 30 Burpees

Bonus: #CardioStrengthWorkout – If you are running today, no need to throw in the extra bonus. If not…take the extra time to throw in a round or 2 of this cardio strength routine. Get FIRED up and get that heart pumping! 🙂

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Speed Work: Ah the dreaded speed work…but with great work comes great rewards! Remember that speed work has added benefits….

Upping the Oxygen – One part of the speed formula built around a variable known as VO2 max. VO2 max is a laboratory measure of the maximum amount of oxygen your body can process at peak effort. In other words, it’s a measure of the power of your aerobic engine with all the part—heart, lungs, capillaries and muscles—working at aerobic maximum. VO2 max is developed through training at high intensities. This is important for running short distances like a 5K AND long distances like a marathon! Speed training also forces the body to learn to make use of “higher” energy systems not taxed during slower workouts. According to a Runners World article on speed training for marathoners, “The benefit [of speed work] is that you develop energy systems that utilize higher rates of glycogen and less fat than marathon pace. As you become more economical at faster paces, in theory you should become more economical with fat utilization at the slower pace, the marathon pace.” They also note that such training helps the body deal with glycogen depletion late in the marathon.

What do they suggest? Mile repeats! Yep…longer distance speed work is essential to building up your VO2 Max and learning to tax your body for longer periods of time to increase your oxygen intake.

So there it is…speed work this week is mile repeats. FUN! 🙂

To find out how many of these little buggers you are running this week, look at your total average weekly mileage, then factor in 8-10%. That is your distance for speed work.

  • 10-15 miles per week = 1-2 miles @ 10K pace
  • 20 miles per week = 2 miles @ 10K pace
  • 30 miles per week =  3 miles @ 10K pace
  • 40 miles per week = 4 miles @ 10K pace
  • 50 miles per week = 5 miles @ 10K pace
  • 60 miles per week = 6 miles @ 10K pace

These repeats should be done at about 10K pace which is a tad slower than 5K pace but faster than you would run a half marathon. For example, my current 5K pace is about 8:25/mile, and my 15K pace is about 9:05/mile. So I should be right in the middle of that running my mile repeats at about an 8:40 – 8:45 pace for each mile.

Between each mile: stop, breathe, take a drink of water, then go again. These rest periods can be about 2 minutes each. If you don’t want to stop altogether you can slow it down to a walk or jog, but don’t skimp on the rest period, and don’t take too long either. You don’t want your heart rate coming all the way down to resting.

If you’re not sure what your 10K pace is, PLEASE reach out to me and let’s chat. I have a great tool for helping you figure out what your pace can and should be. PM me here and let’s figure it out.

That’s all for now Crew…another fabulous week ahead of us. Time to unleash your potential and GET FIRED UP!

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Day 9: It’s HIP to be STRONG!

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This should really say, “when you 80, or 85, or 90…because we have some STRONG women in their 60s who are no where close to hip replacements! But you get the point. Not only do we want strong hips for the long haul, but strengthening our hips fires up a chain reaction that reverberates all the way down our legs.

Strong hips mean less pain and fewer injuries in our legs. In fact a recent active.com article states,

Since the sport of running has begun to enjoy a second boom in recent years, much attention has been paid to injury prevention. More specifically, the industry has focused largely on both foot strike and footwear as major causes of running ailments. It turns out, however, that there’s another culprit that runners often overlook: hip weakness.

Jason Fitzgerald, a 2:39 marathoner and coach in the Washington D.C. area, says that hip weakness has become more prevalent as a result of the sitting we do in our daily lives. “When you consider how important proper hip strength is for runners and the fact that most runners don’t do the specific strength exercises that bolster the hip muscles, it’s a disaster waiting to happen,” he says.

Since the hips stabilize each leg during the stance phase of the running gait, strength in that area is particularly vital. “Hip weakness throws off all that stability, resulting in excess movement not only at the hip, but also at the knee,” says Fitzgerald. “The two most common injuries that result from weak hips include illiotibial band syndrome or patellofemoral pain syndrome, but in fact, many other injuries could occur from weak hips, including Achilles tendinopathy, shin splints and plantar fasciitis.”

If you read all the way through that, you noticed that hip weakness can cause IT Band syndrome (IT Band pain), patellofemoral pain syndrome (knee pain), Achilles tendinopathy (Achilles problems), shin splints (ouch!), and plantar fasciitis (lots of Core Crew dealing with this one).

So now you know, when I go on and on about hip strength…I am not making this stuff up!

I’m in a lot of running groups, and I know I get a lot of eye rolls when I bring up strength work as a means to elevate leg pain. Everyone wants the quick easy answer to getting back on the road. They want to ice the injury, rest a little, and come back pain free.

Well yes, ice is never a bad idea. Resting when we have pain is always a good thing too… Rolling is also a great way to relax our muscles and relieve some of the pressure…but if that’s all you do, the pain will come back. You’re not getting stronger and finding a way to keep the injury from happening, you’re just masking it for the moment and then wondering why your body hates you.

So I will continue to harp on you about strengthening these areas. And you can keep rolling your eyes at me and keep hurting…or you can get to work on making yourself stronger. The choice is yours Crew!

I hope you’ll choose wisely and….

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Day 9 exercises: 3 sets of 10 (adding another set! 🙂 ) 

****Click here for how to videos****

  • Single Leg Hip Lift
  • Split Squat (weighted)
  • 4-way Band Walk (low squat walk if you don’t have bands)
  • Wall Sit – :60 (post run if you are running today)

Challenges:

  • Ab Challenge – 25 Crunches, 25 Bicycle Crunches, 25 Leg Lifts + :40 Plank
  • 20 Burpees

Bonus: Donkey Kick Workout 

An oldy but a goodie! This one hurts y’all. It isn’t easy but it is only 10 minutes and you will feel the burn. Someone (I forget who this early) asked me to post my video instead of the original so here it is. Follow along with me and let get us some strong and powerful hips!


Speed Work: Today is pretty much the last day you should be doing speed work if you are going long this weekend. If you are racing this weekend….do NOT do speed work today. You will not benefit from pushing yourself this close to a race. Time to take it easy, do some strength work and trust your training.

If you’re not racing, and not going long till Sunday, time to go fast! Here’s this week’s workout:

Workout: 4-8X 800M (1/2 mile repeats 4-8 times) 

  1. Warm up – 1-1.5 miles easy
  2. 1/2 mile repeats with slow jog or stop and stand still and breathe in between sets  (:90-2:00 rest in between sets)
  3. Cool down 1-1.5 miles easy

Wondering how fast or how much effort you should be putting into this workout? Look at the chart below and find a recent 5K time or what you think you would be able to ru for a 5K. The pace next to it is for 1/4 mile repeats (or 400meters) Take that time than double it and add 8-10 seconds. So if you run a 5K in 25 minutes you should run your 400 meter repeats in about one minute 49 seconds. So for 800s you double that to 3 minutes 38 seconds then add 8-10 seconds getting 3:48-3:50 per 800 meters (or every 1/2 mile).

I know this sounds a little confusing so if you aren’t sure please reach out to me and ask. I will help you figure out where you should be.

If you are new to speed work. Start small and don’t overthink it. Start with 4x 1/2 mile repeats (total of 2 miles) and just practice getting close to your time goal each for each 1/2 mile. If you have been doing speed work for a while or are used to go longer distances, suck it up and go for 8x and watch your pace on the first few sets. Don’t try to go all out and beat that pace time. The goal here is stay right on target and hit that time, not to go faster in the beginning and burn out so you can’t finish the workout.

Need help? PLEASE PM me here and let’s chat!

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Another thought…back pain can also result from weak hips…so it’s not just our legs that suffer. EVERYONE can benefit from these strength exercises. Ignore the underlying problem and you will continue to suffer.

Stop masking the problem. Fix it by getting stronger!

Let’s get to work and have a great day Crew! 🙂

Day 6: Never Skip Monday!

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Pump your arms and your legs will follow.

It’s a thought we have during the last stretch of a long run, with our legs losing the will to move…let alone run.It’s opposition, learned in elementary school gym class, but most of us have never given it much thought since then. Opposition keeps us from falling over to one side. (Thanks, arms!) When running, your arms act as a counterbalance against your legs, and vice versa: when we’re running along and speed up your arm swings, your legs will naturally pick up the pace so that, again, you don’t fall over.

While having less-than-strong arms probably won’t land you on the pavement, strengthening your arm muscles is vital to keeping you upright, in proper form, and running efficiently. Plus, when you hit it hard during the home stretch of an endurance event, your arms have to kick into overdrive. If they are worn out and fatigued by the time you get to mile 12 in a 13.1, they may very well be why you don’t hit a new PR.

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Training our triceps, deltoids, shoulders, and back are most important. Strengthening your lats as well as the muscles around your shoulder blades can help keep your back straight, transfer power to your arms, and stabilize your shoulders. When we’re running, our triceps and deltoids are doing most of the work. A lot of the forward swing, which we would think is thanks to our biceps, is actually momentum. Of course, it’s still important not to ignore your biceps, because they look good and we don’t want any muscular imbalances.

Today’s arm day is quick and simple. Remember to use today’s short reps to learn the exercises and do them correctly to avoid injuries and wasted time working the wrong muscles.

We’re working our arms today but these moves also incorporate our core muscles so keep your core tight and use that mid-section power to hold you steady while performing these moves.

Day 6 exercises: 2 sets of 10

****Click here for how to videos****

  • Rotational Shoulder Press
  • Standing Core Dumbbell Swing
  • Push Ups
  • Wall Sit (After your run) – :60

Challenges:

  • Ab Challenge – 20 Crunches, Bicycle Crunches, & Leg Lifts + :30 Plank
  • Burpees – 20

Bonus: #SlenderSexyArms – If you have extra time today and want to do a little more, try this bonus arm workout. Use small weights or water bottles. DO NOT USE LARGE WEIGHTS FOR THESE EXERCISES! I also usually do not jump for the jumping jacks. Focus on powerful movements up and down with your arms and cut out the jumping portion.

Slender sexy arms


Speed Work: You probably see lots of our #CoreCrew members putting up new personal records on tough races. Why? SPEED WORK! Speed work is key to getting faster AND to running stronger during our long runs. Putting a little speed into your routine once a week will make our long runs speed easier and require less effort.

Workout: 4-8X 800M (1/2 mile repeats 4-8 times) 

  1. Warm up – 1-1.5 miles easy
  2. 1/2 mile repeats with slow jog or stop and stand still and breathe in between sets
  3. Cool down 1-1.5 miles easy

Wondering how fast or how much effort you should be putting into this workout? Look at the chart below and find a recent 5K time or what you think you would be able to ru for a 5K. The pace next to it is for 1/4 mile repeats (or 400meters) Take that time than double it and add 8-10 seconds. So if you run a 5K in 25 minutes you should run your 400 meter repeats in about one minute 49 seconds. So for 800s you double that to 3 minutes 38 seconds then add 8-10 seconds getting 3:48-3:50 per 800 meters (or every 1/2 mile).

I know this sounds a little confusing so if you aren’t sure please reach out to me and ask. I will help you figure out where you should be.

If you are new to speed work. Start small and don’t overthink it. Start with 4x 1/2 mile repeats (total of 2 miles) and just practice getting close to your time goal each for each 1/2 mile. If you have been doing speed work for a while or are used to go longer distances, suck it up and go for 8x and watch your pace on the first few sets. Don’t try to go all out and beat that pace time. The goal here is stay right on target and hit that time, not to go faster in the beginning and burn out so you can’t finish the workout.

Need help? PLEASE PM me here and let’s chat!

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Let’s get to work! It’s Monday…the day that sets the tone for the week. Work hard and get your mind right for the week ahead! We all know the #1 rule to working out and making sure our week goes according to the plan… NEVER SKIP MONDAY!

GETTTT ITTTT CREW!! 🙂

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Day 20: It’s Monday!!

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Great workout right?!?! I know you’re super excited about LOTS of burpees!


Calm down Crew…we’re not doing 100 burpees for time….but doesn’t 3 sets of 10 for our arms and core sound EASY now? 😉

It’s Monday y’all let’s do this!

Day 20 exercises: 3 sets of 10 

****Click here for how to videos****

  • Upright Row + Flies
  • Inchworm Push Up
  • Squat Thrust + Curl & Press
  • Side Planks – :30 each side
  • Wall Sit – :60

Challenges:

  • Superman – 1:55
  • Push Ups – 50
  • #MadManMartin Plank Challenge – 150 seconds (2:30) If you can’t fathom holding a plank this long, break it up into a “rolling” or “moving plank and shift into different plank positions for 2:30.  Regular plank, side planks, plank reaches, plank jacks, whatever type of plank works for you. You can do this!

Bonus: Burpees – 3 sets of 10 – Better than 100 right? 🙂


Speed Work: 4 x 1200 meters (.75 mile) 

This is a tough workout but extending the distance for our speed work is an important part of holding that faster pace a little longer. Don’t go too fast…find a pace you can hold for the .75 mile then stop to jog, walk, or just stand still and breathe, then do it again!

Remember to start with a 10-15 minute warm up and some running drills and finish with a 10-15 minute cool down.


Show the world your Monday BAD-ASSERY…who knows…maybe you’ll inspire someone.

Get up and get moving Crew!

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