Well, hello there little abs!

Little Abs

It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen these guys and let me tell you, I had to be that obnoxious person who snapped a picture in the gym locker room because let’s be honest, I don’t know when I’ll see them again.

After my marathon in October, physically and mentally, I had to take a break.  My body was ready for a well deserved break, but my mind wanted to get going.  During training I could eat WHATEVER I wanted, I fell into a deep sleep each night, and and was able to see these abs each and every day.  Who wouldn’t want to keep running miles like this?

18 miles

Okay I get it. You may not want to even run one mile let alone 18.  So let me tell you what has been working for me post marathon, post holidays, in the middle of cold, nasty winter.

A sample week:

Monday–  easy miles/ lots of foam rolling/ Lower Body Lifting

Tuesday– Upper  Body Lifting

Wednesday– Tempo Run/Core Work

Thursday– Comfortable Pace Run/Injury Prevention Work/Drills

Friday– Yoga/Biceps and Triceps

Saturday– Long Run

Sunday– Spin Class/LOTS of stretching

Fartlek

Now this is just a sample week and I am ramping up to run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, but at this moment I’m at about 20-30 miles per week.  Some weeks I add more HIIT workouts, some weeks I rest more (UGH), and certainly adding more lifting.

How do I fit this in my day you ask?  Here’s the most difficult part, but where I’ve made the biggest change that I’m seeing progress with.  I wake up each day around 4:15 and make it to the gym by 5:30.  It sounds crazy and I am in bed by 8:30 each night, but its what works for me.

Try this routine or even try just working out in the morning!  I promise it will change your life and perhaps even your abs!

Email me at pbandjunglegyms@gmail.com if you have questions regarding your running schedule or just running questions in general!

Alyssa