I have officially added strength workouts back into my routine. I’ve tried it a few times postpartum but nothing has stuck. I have a plan now, it’s written down and I’m hoping that will help.
- 6 Strength Moves from Laura’s Mommy Run Fast blog. It’s helpful that there are six moves. I don’t have to look anything up to remember what to do. I’ve been doing all of these after my 1 mile days for the run streak.
- Core Workouts for Stronger Running from Runner’s World. Again, there are only 5 moves here so I can remember them easily. These are a little harder for me but I’m trying to do them every other day.
- Lastly, I read in the current issue of Runner’s World that the Running Arms move with weights is a good one to help improve running form. 3 sets of 10-12 reps 2 x/week.
By far my favorite thing about doing the strength and core work is that my children always want to exercise with me. It makes me happy they are taking an interest in it and joining in on the fun. At their own 2 and 3 year old level, of course.
Running This Week
Monday: 3 mile run (10:53 pace)
Tuesday: 1 mile run (9:31 pace), Strength Training
Wednesday: 4 mile run (10:51 pace)
Thursday: 1 mile run (9:11 pace), Strength Training
Friday: 3 mile run (10:21 pace)
Saturday: 1 mile run (9:01 pace)
Sunday: 5 mile run (10:47 pace), Strength Training and Core Work
Total Running Miles: 18
Weekly Average Pace: 10:28
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