Woah, this has been a crazy week. Work has been pretty nuts lately (in a good way – I feel very productive) but my head is ready for a good rest this weekend. On Sunday I’ve got a 10K to race, which means tomorrow is going to be a lovely recovery day. Aside from heading to Guelph to check out the course for my sprint duathlon on June 22nd, my agenda consists of playing in the kitchen with some new recipes and relaxing outside. But first…. I have a workout to share with you.
Work It Out
Since I tend to get my fitness on first thing in the morning before the world wakes up, I’m usually on my own. However, sometimes it’s really nice to be able to work out with a friend – you can spur each other along, hold each other accountable, and celebrate together once you make it through a tough sweat session. As my boss says, “team work makes the dream work” – and he’s right! This week’s routine is designed for all of those things. All you’ll need is 100m of open space outside, a park bench (or a chair of some sort), and of course, a partner.
The Dream Team Workout
Head outside for this one – breathing fresh air is much more refreshing than recycled gym air! Warm up by walking or jogging to a park with at least 100m of open space, then start the circuit. There are 9 moves in total, which you should aim to do back to back. Since you’ll be working with a partner, there are times when you’ll get a bit of rest as that person works, and vice versa. Take a couple of minutes rest at the end of the 9 moves if needed, then repeat once or twice more for a total of 2-3 sets. Stretch out when you’ve finished, then walk or jog back home to shake all those muscles out and cool down. Oh, and if it’s hot outside, don’t forget to drink lots of water!
Turn It Up
Earlier this week, I posted a link on the Eat Spin Run Repeat Facebook page to Lights and Motion’s full album, Reanimation.
One of my friends recently introduced me to this band, which is (unbelievably) made up of just one person, Christoffer Franzén. He’s the man behind the vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, organ, glockenspiel, samples, orchestration, production, AND percussion in all these songs, and once you listen, I’m pretty sure you’d agree that he’s an exceptionally talented guy! I love all the songs on Reanimation, but my favourite is called Fractured. When turned up nice and loud and pumped through your earbuds during a workout, it’ll make you feel like you can go forever.
Have A Read
- 8 ways to be fit and social – via WomensRunning.com
- Healthy habits of fit triathletes – via Competitor.com
- 3 key workouts for your first half marathon – via Training Peaks
Alright, now tell me…
- Do you have any favourite partner workouts? Or exercises that require 2 people? Do share!
- Are you training or racing this weekend? Tell me about it, and good luck in advance!