How are you doing? I’m in an especially good mood today because the long weekend is upon us – finally! I’ve got lots of fun adventures planned, including bike rides, runs, hikes, walks along the sea wall with green juice in hand, and possibly heading to a few farmers’ markets. Do you have anything exciting going on?
Over to our usual Friday chat…
Work It Out
With all the swimming, biking, and run time I’ve been logging lately, sometimes strength training takes a back seat. This isn’t because I don’t want to do it – really, I do – but because there’s just not enough hours in the day. However, over the past week or so I’ve been doing some of my runs outside in the morning (yay for early sunrises!) and find myself with a few extra minutes to squeak in a bit of core work at the end when I get home. Today’s routine is one of the mini-workouts I’ve been doing post-run, and you can totally do it in the comfort of your own home. The only equipment you’ll need is a mat or a towel to sit/plank on.
The Post-Run Core Workout
After finishing your run, walk or jog slowly to bring your heart rate back down. Once you feel like you’re breathing normally again, begin the circuit below. Complete the moves immediately after each other, waiting until the end of the circuit to rest for 2-3 minutes. Aim to repeat it at least 2 more times, or as many rounds as you have time for.
Turn It Up
If you need a feel-good song to start your day, to work out to this weekend, or to jam along to in the car, I have one for you. It’s Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne, and I don’t think it’s possible to listen to this song without feeling more happy by the time it’s done. Have a listen and test it out for yourself!
Have A Read
- 20 resources for legit workout programs you can afford – via Greatist
- 7 tips to get the most out of your workout – via Mind Body Green
- 2015 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: T1/Swim Beginner Essentials – via Competitor
- 2015 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bike Beginner Essentials – via Competitor
Now over to you! Let’s hear…
- What are your plans for the long weekend?
- For those of you that compete in endurance sports, when do you fit your strength training in?