Days 3 & 4: Preparing for Extraordinary

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Might just be an ordinary training day…but every run is another step towards that extraordinary moment when you reach your goals.

We’re all in different places in our training….so whether you’ve got 3 miles or 20 miles…it’s your long run. Own it. Give it all you’ve got. Remember that your choice to keep going in that moment when  you want to quit may be the difference between reaching those goals…or falling short.

Don’t stop until you finish what you started.

Day 4: Long Run + 7 Key Stretches for Runners + Plank – Your choice (:30 2X)

You just com­pleted more miles than you’ve run the rest of the week com­bined. You’re tired. You just want to go home, take a hot shower, and sit down. Of course, we all want that after our long run. Some of us do exactly that.

Others, the ones more likely to actu­ally make it unin­jured to the race they’re train­ing for, take the extra ten min­utes and stretch before sitting down. Stretch­ing probably sounds as appeal­ing as apply­ing hydro­gen per­ox­ide to your burst blis­ter, but it’s just as help­ful for a clean out­come. If you’ve already ded­i­cated hours to your run, what’s ten more min­utes that will help work some lac­tic acid out of your poor tired mus­cles and reduce sore­ness later? Plus…it will feel good, I promise. Click here for 7 stretches that will have you feeling pretty close to normal tomorrow.


Day 5: Arms & Back – 2 sets of 10

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  • Burpees
  • Bicep Curls 21s
  • Wide Rows
  • Plank – Your Choice (:30 2X)

Bonus: #LowerBackWorkout Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 3.49.36 PM

A healthy back is as important to your running as fit legs. According to Runner’s World, “If your back muscles aren’t strong, they’ll tend to fatigue faster, taking energy away from other muscles, and changing your stride, which can lead to injury.”

This lower back workout helps to reduce pain, tension, stiffness, and soreness….all of which will feel very good after our long runs this weekend.

 


Wonderful, fulfilling exhaustion… Want that amazing feeling?

Better be in it for the long run!

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