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Fun for Friday - Workout Life Lately



I know that I mention running here and there, but I've not really talked much about my workouts in a while. I used to post my weight workouts, my running miles, even cycling miles. So, for Fun for Friday, I thought I'd do a little run down on my workout life

1. Running 
I've been consistently hitting 40-43 miles per week and feeling good. However, I know it's time to take a nice back-off week and let my body recovery. I also know that summer is here and as the heat and humidity continue to go up, my running will become more difficult. The summer plan is to maintain a solid baseline and just try to enjoy running. 

2. Cycling 
I've yet to take my bike off the trainer. Jason put on the clip on pedals and I'm absolutely terrified of riding it now. However, with all the rain we've had, it's been great having the trainer option and for easy access for riding in the early mornings when I'm not running. 

3. Weight Lifting  
I finally put myself on a periodized training plan so I feel like I have more focus with my weights now. My plan is to work hard on muscles over the summer because I know that once I begin marathon training in the fall, I'll have less time for weights. My focus will need to shift a bit.

I love a periodized plan because it keeps you focused, they help prevent plateaus, and are great for preventing burnout. I'm hoping to put together an online periodized training plan.

4. Stretching/Rolling 
I have gotten a bit lax on my stretching and TriggerPoint rolling routine. It's not that it even takes that long, I have just not been setting aside the time plain and simple. 

5. Preventing Injuries 
I guess this technically should or could go under weight lifting. But this is more of those extra exercises to work on stability, balance, and correctly imbalances. I definitely need to make some of these exercise more habit again, like the TriggerPoint time. 


What does your workout life look like? Do you change gears with workouts depending on the season? Would you be interested in a periodized lifting plan?

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