This week was all about really pushing my legs past the point of being tired and then running just a little bit more and I’m happy to say I achieved that by Friday’s run!!!
Sunday 8/24 – 44 reverse frogs while on a stability ball. (Hopefully the pictures help explain the move.)
Don’t mind the fact that I look crooked in the picture above – it’s hard staying on the ball!!
This move was sort of fun – I liked the slow moving holds and squeezes!! I’m not really a fan of how large my backside looks in the pictures though – oops!!
Monday 8/25 – 44 bicep curls while standing on upside down BOSU (10 pound DBs)
The act of staying balanced on the BOSU made these curls much harder than a standard curl – super fun!!
Run – 12 miles in 91:40 followed by 0.4 easy miles
Tuesday 8/26 – 44 plank with feet on upside down BOSU – alternate toe taps to the sides (right/left tap = 1 rep).
Not sure why it looks like my arms are bowed or too close in – hmmm…..
Run 10 miles – 82:35 followed by 0.8 miles
After taking Hunter to school I changed into dry clothes (I sweat a LOT when I run) and ran some more!
Run 10 miles – 86:38 followed by 2 easy miles
Wednesday 8/27 – 44 alternating side bends while standing on an upside down BOSU (12 pound DBs).
I liked this move – I love the little crunch in my obliques while doing side bends and the fact that I had the extra balance challenge was a bonus!!
Run 10 miles – 77:12 followed 1.05 miles nice and easy!!
Thursday 8/28 – 44 push-ups with toes on upside down BOSU.
You can see how hard it is to stay balanced on the BOSU – it tips back a lot!!
Not gonna lie – these were hard!!! I don’t think I’ve been doing enough push-ups lately!!!
Run – 8 miles in 57:45 + 0.5 miles (I was pressed for time so I thought I would do a harder run since I’ve been logging lots of slower miles).
Friday 8/29 – 44 body extended to V-sit on upside down BOSU.
I wobbled a lot on these!! And, this was one of those moves that I felt in my core and also in my hip flexors!!
Run – 10 miles in 79:47 followed by 3 easy miles.
This was my final long run before my upcoming race. My goal this week was to run enough that my legs were fatigued but still able to turn-over pretty well. I’m happy with how the week went!!
Saturday 8/30 – 44 calf stretches on upside down BOSU. This move felt good after all of the running!!
I had fun this week doing moves on my BOSU in a more nontraditional way!!!
So in 5 days (Monday – Friday), I ran 60 miles at a good pace + 7.75 easy miles. (my easy miles are always a mix of slow running that ends with walking)
The next week and a half will still have plenty of daily 44s but the workouts will be fairly light and I’m not planning to do any long or hard runs.