Spring is in the air! I know it’s true because my eyes are itching and my nose in running.
This is always a harsh reminder that after months of hiding under layers, we’ll soon be stripping down for the pool and the beach…yup, time to put down the Peeps and pick up the water bottle.
Since one of my goals has been to do WAY more strength work and just shake up my routine, I downloaded the new app Mountain Athletics from The North Face.
Now I need a little extra push to keep going with more travel this month and of course a desire to focus on speed work…so I’d love to have you join me for the remainder of May by using #SpringTraining any time you go outside your comfort zone to cross train!!
Let’s make some changes so we feel rockin’ on June 1 for the months ahead of summertime fun. If you want to test out the app it has free 6 week plans for: running, climbing, skiing, and general fitness. Each one then gives you a daily workout geared towards total body balance (strength) or speed, no messing around here!
As noted in my workout round up I have been alternating between the TRX and heavier weights, sort of sprinkled throughout the day. Keeps me from getting bored in the gym.
BUT I have also been incorporating moves from Meb’s training and now these from the app. Already I’ve noticed my glutes have put on muscle and my core is way stronger.
Four Square Drill
This move on the app looks like it should be easy, so I was shocked when I found it kind of hard!! A great reminder that I need to work on single leg power moves and balance. You can totally see how much worse my LEFT leg is in the video below!!
I always love finding different ways to work my core. While I can run without getting bored, doing the same moves in the gym makes me want to poke my eyes out.
Since I was already using the medicine ball for the slashers, I figured it was an ideal time to work my upper body a little differently. Placing the medicine ball under one hand changes the way your muscles need to engage for the push up and yup gets that core fired up!
All right you know I saw this screen and started laughing right?! I don’t do 400 m repeats, but it did encourage me to really push my interval session for the day to a level I haven’t in awhile and my LHR wasn’t an issue (boom, progress)
Side note: If allergies are killing you checkout how to run through allergy season.
Side side note: I’m pondering a summer time virtual 10K since I can’t find any races, interested?
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