This week I more than doubled my total miles for the month – a mega long run will do that I guess!!
Sunday 1/18 – 45 arm lifts (elbows bent) to side while in elbow plank.
Return to plank –
I counted a right and left lift as one rep – this was HARD!!!
Monday 1/19 – 45 shoulder work – extend arms straight up in front – open them to the sides – lower – repeat. I only used 5 pound DB because my shoulders are weak!!!
Slowly lower the weights back down to complete the move.
This was a running day – 6 miles (47:10) + 2.1 easy miles. I wanted to see how much sweating would burn my face – it wasn’t too bad!!
Tuesday 1/20 – 45 plie – jump to squat – jump back to plie – stay low the entire time.
From plie, jump to get into a squat (point toes forward) –
Obviously I kept the squat fairly wide!!! From the squat – jump back to a plie position. Since you stay low the entire time, your legs will definitely start to feel the burn!!
I did a DVD that I hadn’t done in awhile – Jari Love’s Get Extremely Ripped 1000 Hardcore. This was about 70-75 minutes of hard work. I liked the mix of cardio and weights. Because Jari Love uses high reps for all moves, my heart rate stayed high the entire time!!!
Wednesday 1/21 – 45 miles of running!!!
This took 6 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds!! Normally I do this on my actual birthday but this year I figured as long as I did it while I was 45 it would count!
Thursday 1/22 – 45 single leg calf raises.
I thought this would be a nice stretch after Wednesday’s run. Ummm….it was hard to do 45!!! And, of course, I had to switch legs.
Friday 1/23 – 45 heel taps while in a prone position.
This is a great move for your lower back since you are working to keep your legs up the entire time!!!
Saturday 1/24 – 45 shin strengtheners.
I used to do this move a lot more to help prevent shin splints. You can also turn your toes out to the sides or in. Another option is to vary the speed that you use for this move.
I decided to do an easy workout to try and workout the residual soreness in my quads from the long run so I did – Fat Burning Pilates. I think that is was a good way to get a little movement today!!!