Happy Friday yall!!
How was your week? My week was a bit nutty. Remember the post when I bared my soul about not being sure if I was in the right place at the right time? That may be changing soon! I don’t have much details but I have a really good feeling about it so send me all your good vibes!!
It’s finally time for Friday Fitness!!
Last week I mentioned that would be running 8 miles for Glass Slipper Challenge training over the weekend. I ended up running 10! Considering that my longest run post marathon was 5 miles I was extremely surprised to not only run 10, but run 10 strong miles in one of my fastest times since pre marathon training.
Ten solid miles for #gsc training!! Longest run since the #tcsnycmarathon my legs felt great and I think all the lifting is really helping my running! Also perfect for the #selfcarechallenge16 Day 9: Workout 💪💪 #nikeplus #princesshalf #princess10k #glassslipperchallenge #teamrundisney #gsc #rundisney
I realized that all of my intense 30 minute strength training sessions must be working! I have been consistently squatting and lunging with barbells for a while now and I really think it’s making all the difference.
Did I mention I did all 10 miles on the treadmill? Yeah. It wasn’t so bad though! I had a rockin playlist and as much time as I needed.
Week in Fitness
Monday was another strong weight lifting session–I was sore from the ten miler but I was determined to lift all the things.
Tuesday I couldn’t do anything because I had to leave early to take my eldest to the doctor.
Wednesday 3 miles (feeling great again!)
Thursday I attended a SoulCycle event that rocked my socks off! More on that next week!!
The Strong Legs Project
I think one of the things that I can improve in my marathon training was the fact that I had so little time to train so I spent ALL my time running. This time around I spend at least one or two days on what’s lovingly call the strong legs project. I am so determined to improve my running from the inside out.
A sample of my 30 minute workout:
- 10 minute cardio warmup (elliptical, treadmill etc)
- 20 squats with 30lb barbell
- 15 lunges each side with 10 pound Dumbbells (can curl simultaneously or hold at sides)
- 20 Plié squats with 20lb Dumbells
- 15 dead lifts with 30lb barbell
- One minute jumping jacks
- Repeat twice
This has my legs shaking like crazy by the end! The goal is to have super strong legs to get me through these miles!
Wins of the week
- Felt really strong in my running
- Moved up to 30 lb barbell for squats and deadlifts
- Diversified my workouts