Hello divas! I hope that you are having a good week. Mine has turned out to be much better than I thought thank goodness and I am so looking forward to the weekend for sure. If you are a reader of this blog, you know that I love running half marathons. I always feel such a sense of accomplishment after crossing that finish line and receiving the medal for the race. It is just long enough a race that I have to make time to train, but not so long that it takes large portions of my life away from my family like marathon training can sometimes do. But I also sometimes run into a time issue when training. In order to get the miles and endurance to where I need to be, I will typically run about 4 days a week. Then you have to add in cross training or strength training to help prevent injuries and make myself stronger for the race. Sometimes there is simply no time for both. So today I am sharing a short post-run workout to kill two birds with one stone so to speak – my post run strength and yoga cool down workout.
This workout takes about 20 minutes to complete which is perfect following a 30 minute to 1 hour run. The strength training portion of the workout incorporates strength moves that use just your body weight – no weight required. These moves should help keep your heart rate up, thus continuing with the calorie burn. But they will also help build those lean muscles and muscle endurance that you will need as you get ready to race.
The workout ends with a short yoga cool down. I absolutely love yoga. It is great for the mind as well as the body. These easy yoga moves target the major muscles that you have used in both your run and the strength moves to help you stretch them out to avoid injury. This is a great way to relax after your workout and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment after getting your sweat on.
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