Race Day – 50 MILES!!!

Today is race day – 50 miles!!!

The week was very light because I’ve been trying to rest up some before running for hours.

Sunday 3/15  45 side lying front leg pulses.

pull the top leg to the front (I can't get my leg straight out)
pull the top leg to the front (I can’t get my leg straight out)
pulse leg up & down
pulse leg up & down

I was laying in the sun because it was cold and I didn’t want to turn the heat back on!

time to work the left leg
time to work the left leg
pusle
pulse

Monday 3/16  45 squats with knee lift across body – hands behind head the entire time.

squat
squat
bring right knee up at a diagonal
bring right knee up at a diagonal

Squat again and then –

bring left knee up at a diagonal
bring left knee up at a diagonal

This move was really fun!  Since I counted a right & left knee raise as 1 rep I ended up doing 90 squats.

Tuesday 3/17  45 BOSU step overs.

stand on BOSU with right leg - left leg steps front
stand on BOSU with right leg – left leg steps front
bring left leg to back
bring left leg to back

This move went quickly but my stationary quad was burning by the time I finished 45 reps (front-back-front).

Time to work the other leg! Start front.
Time to work the other leg! Start front.
back
back

I did an easy 5 mile run – 39:23 followed by 0.35 easy miles.

Wednesday 3/18  45 weighted pulsing lunges – set weights down, pick weights up.

Ready to work
Ready to work
go down and set weights on the ground
go down and set weights on the ground
come up without weights
come up without weights

To complete the rep, go back down and pick up the weights.  Umm….this wasn’t my best idea since it ended up being 90 lunges total on each side!!!

ready for side 2
ready for side 2
down and set weights down
down and set weights down
up without weights
up without weights

And, back down to get the weights to complete one rep!!!

Thursday 3/19  45 oblique punches with legs up.

punch right hand to left foot
punch right hand to left foot
punch left hand to right foot
punch left hand to right foot

I liked this move – it was fairly simple!!!

Friday 3/20  45 boat poses with moving arms (out in front – up).

start
start
arms up
arms up

This was a great core challenge!!!

Saturday 3/21  45 quick back & forth calf pumps.

thanks, Hunter!
thanks, Hunter!
other leg calf up
other leg calf up

This was a quick back & forth move of my calves – a good stretch before my race.  I took pictures of Hunter showing the move Friday morning before I left home so that all I had to do this morning was the actual 45.

Now, I’m off to run 50 miles!!!

Happy Saturday!

Kim

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