Monday WORKOUT: Barre workout (focusing on balance/single-leg exercises)
OMG 2 posts in a row?! I know you’re shocked 😉
As most of you know, my IT band was hurting on one leg, usually during long runs. I finally decided to stop being stubborn and to change up my running.
This means that I am basically starting near the beginning of my typical half marathon training cycles= shorter short runs and shorter long runs. Here’s what my typical week looks like now:
- MONDAY: Strength training (I take a workout class during lunch at work. It’s varies each week, but basically HIIT + core work. It’s awesome).
- TUESDAY: Easy short run (3-5 mile runch with girlfriends)
- WEDNESDAY: Off
- THURSDAY: Short run (usually with speedwork- runch with girlfriends)
- FRIDAY: Off
- SATURDAY: Short run, cross train, or strength train
- SUNDAY: Long run (usually ≥7 miles. Depends how I’m feeling. Maybe some speedwork thrown in.)
So far I’m loving this “plan.” It’s not set in stone, so I move things around according to my schedule. See- 2 Friday’s ago I just felt like running instead of resting
And then this past Saturday, my little cousins’ had a basketball game near our house (BTW they made it to the playoffs!). I decided to run there to watch! Additionally, my current plan is to (hopefully) swap Saturdays’ current workout to yoga at CorePower Yoga! More on that later 🙂
My goal right now is to just build a strong base before I start officially training for another half marathon. I don’t have a race planned until the summer, and this makes running wayyyy less stressful. Remember, running is for fun! Unless you’re Kyle…
I’m also looking in to getting different running shoes. I was in LOVE with my Mizuno Wave Inspire 9’s, hated the 10’s, and currently tolerate the 11’s. I’m a severe over-pronater so I really need that support but have yet to find something else.
In the meantime, I’ll try to keep you updated on training! Right now is slow and steady- my turtle plan. Oh and just FYI I post on Instagram much more regularly than here (if you care 😉 )
And this has nothing to do with running (I guess fuel for running?) but I had the most amazing tabbouleh last night! My grandma’s caregiver made some Lebanese food and sent some home with us. So. Good.
Do you like tabbouleh?
How do you come back after injuries?
Does your significant other like to run?
What is your favorite running shoe? If you’re an over-pronater, what shoe do you recommend?