Tired Running Legs (8/24 – 8/30)

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.)

start facedown on ball with hands on ground, heels together
start facedown on ball with hands on ground, heels together
lift legs up (squeeze butt) keeping heels together
lift legs up (squeeze butt) keeping heels together
straighten legs and hold
straighten legs and hold

Don’t mind the fact that I look crooked in the picture above – it’s hard staying on the ball!!

slowly lower toes to the ground to finish the first rep
slowly lower toes to the ground to finish the first rep

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)

ready
ready
curl
curl

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).

ready
ready
tap out with left foot
tap out with left foot
back to BOSU
back to BOSU
tap out left
tap out left

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).

ready
ready
bend (slight crunch) right
bend (slight crunch) right
bend with crunch left
bend with crunch left

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.

ready
ready

You can see how hard it is to stay balanced on the BOSU – it tips back a lot!!

down
down

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.

start
start
V-sit (sort of)
V-sit (sort of)

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.

Happy Saturday!!

Kim

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