Making up for lost time.

July 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Posted in running, strength | Leave a comment

Well! THAT was a workout. Covered a few days worth, if you ask me.

This handsome group gathered for team R2R’s Tuesday Technical Run.

(Like how there are more and more of us each week?)

We started with a light jog around the littlest loop – 1.7 miles. Then Coach Ali threw us right into a core workout: warmup (high knees, butt kicks, jumping jacks) followed by balancing exercises (sort of like Warrior III), lunges, squats, mountain climbers, push ups, and planks.

Then we did some short funny runs to wake up some muscles we don’t normally use while running – sideways runs, high knee runs, butt kick runs, skipping, and backwards runs.

This was all accompanied by some delightful music.

If anyone wants to volunteer to play at all of our practices, we would gratefully accept!

We finished with a surge run – another time around the 1.7 mile loop. This time, we were to start slow and gradually increase speed, finishing with a burst of sprinting at the end. We were all pretty exhausted by then, so there wasn’t much in the way of increasing speed, but I did manage to sprint it out at the end.

Even though I was sweating like a hog and ready to pass out, I felt great when we finished! It was quite a well-rounded workout.

Oh, and remember our friend who was struggling a few weeks back? She was amazing last night. She did absolutely everything and didn’t fall behind at all. Now that’s progress. My heart swells!

If you’re out running this week, please be careful. It is so hot and humid. HYDRATE and take it easy!


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