Post Run Strength Workout

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This year I’m trying to keep running throughout the winter so my legs aren’t shocked come spring time when I start running more to get ready for triathlon season. Usually I just end up cross country skiing and going to the gym in the winter- great cross training but my legs are always angry when I start running again. After my snowshoeing adventure on New Years Day I was left with some pretty massive blisters on my feet from my hiking boots. Yesterday I thought I could probably run again and I made it about half a mile before I “reblistered” my blister and hobbled on home. When I got back I decided to do this little strength workout.

If you primarily run, bike, ski, walk, etc. etc. for your workouts why not try adding a little strength session at the end of the workout? Just 15 minutes of strength at the end of your run can make a huge difference! By adding some strength, you’ll likely find that you can do your cardio-based activities even faster and you will be less likely to get injured. Awesome, huh?! Okay now go for a run and resist flopping on the couch when you get back and spend 15 minutes doing my workout. 🙂

Post-Run Strength Workout

1 minute plank

15 push ups

20 alternating reverse lunges

15 push ups

40 oblique twists (20 on each side and with a med ball is great if you have one!! If you don’t then just tap the floor with your hands)

20 squats (jump squats are also a good option)

1 minute plank

15 push ups

40 bicycle crunches (each time you bring your knee to your elbow counts as 1)

15 push ups

1 minute glute bridge

DONE! If you have any questions on how to do the exercises shoot me a comment or an e-mail 🙂

 

 

2 thoughts on “Post Run Strength Workout

  1. Meredith

    Tricia, this was fantastic! I finished it after my morning run and look forward to making it a part of my regular post-run routine. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. triciatricia Post author

      Thanks for the feedback! I’ll have to add another one sometime. Hope to see you at some triathlons this summer! 😀

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