I was just reviewing our splits in May/April and we have improved A LOT! Its amazing.
I am almost through with the 30 day ab challenge. Tomorrow I will do day 26 (115 situps, 62 leg raises etc). I am now looking for another challenge - priority is flexibility and my core strength.
This is last week in the trenches. I can't wait to start piling intensity on the runs as I cut back the mileage and sharpen my speed and strength. I will also have to devise a diet for my lower mileage runs. I still have a lot of work to do there especially dinnertime. This time, I lost a lot of weight around my thighs. Trousers that I thought were poorly tailored just needed leaner thighs and they are now fine.
I am thinking of mixing core strength with lower body exercises and I am looking for a program I can follow alongside my running. So maybe:
Or, better yet, and most likely, (100) Burpees which is a combination of squat, push-up, and vertical jump and will target hip extensors, quads, arms and abs:
Plus, the same way running enriches my life and gives me something to look forward to, these strength exercises mix up my running and make me more all-rounded.
I am targeting:
- Lower body fat
- Tighter abs
- Leaner and stronger legs
- Improved explosiveness
- Increased strength
- Improved flexibility
- Improved stability