If you haven’t heard, my Run & Thrive Athlete membership site is now open for registration! Basically, for a small monthly subscription, you get access to many of the run coaching resources (motivation tips, workouts, training strategies, etc) I use with my running clients. Today I’m sharing some Run & Thrive content so you can see what’s up.
Main Benefits of Run & Thrive
- Videos & tips to help you stay motivated to run consistently.
- Monthly Q&A with me to provide some training guidance and support.
- Fresh & fun new exercises, stretches, and workouts to try.
- Run education! Learn the anatomy of a good workout and training plan.
New and returning runners will love the motivation tips and workout ideas. More experienced runners will love having some training guidance.
Run & Thrive Athlete Welcome Video
When you sign-up, you get a welcome e-mail that explains how to make the most of your membership. This video is in that email and gives you a sense for how the site works and what kind of resources you can access when you become a Run & Thrive Athlete.
Core Challenge Workout
And here’s an example of a fun Run & Thrive workout! Feel free to download or print the workout or pin for later!Try this Core Challenge Workout and learn more about Run & Thrive Athletes. Click To Tweet
[Remember to be smart about your body and only do workouts you understand and you know your doc approves of. Click here for more info.]
SMR = Self-Myofascial Release. Use your foam roller, massage stick, or massage ball on the muscle groups listed.
Simply go down the list of exercises in this workout until you’re done! This workout will challenge your core muscles groups as you move through three cycles of:
- Cardio (timed run)
- Stabilization exercise (plank, hollow hold, or wall sit)
- Bodyweight exercise (lunges, push ups, sit ups)
…and finishing with a 5 minute run.
SMR: Spend a minimum of 30 seconds on each muscle listed in the warm up and cool down.
Moderate Run: This is a perceived effort pace – around a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being your fastest, hardest effort. Try to keep your pace for each run segment the same or close to the same.
Breath deep through the stabilization exercises.
Hollow Hold: This is a relatively advanced movement and THIS VIDEO on YouTube is the best explanation I’ve seen. Try it out before you start the workout so you know what hit feels like and how to get into the right position.
Don’t skip the 5 minute cool down! If you’re not sure what to do, click here for an easy 5 Minute Cool Down Stretch routine that you can also do anywhere!
Make the workout a bit easier by splitting your plank and wall sit into two segments of 20 seconds with a 3 second break in between. Your forearm plank can be done from your knees or toes. You can also break up your hollow hold.
Make the workout harder by turning the forearm plank into a straight arm plank and/or holding light weights during your wall sit.
Try this workout and report back!
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