Running Sucks, But We Got This!
workout of the day, we are going to be doing a Long Distance Run and Abs. This is another workout in our coronavirus self quarantine series.
Cardio Round 1…
Today’s workout is focused on a long distance run to help work on your cardiovascular health. This run should be about 30 minutes long and you should shoot to run for about 80% of it (or about 24 minutes of it). If you need to walk more than just 20%, feel free to do so. The purpose of this workout is to get you moving for at least 30 minutes and get your heart rate up for an extended period of time.
We are also going to be doing a running challenge coming up in September, so you can expect to do long distance runs like this 2-3 times a week. We will break out the challenge and have 2 different programs. One will be if you are trying to run a 5K and the other will be if you are trying to run a half marathon. I think this will be a fun challenge especially if you aren’t big into running. Hopefully this will get you more comfortable with it and build a community of people of who want to run together.
There are 4 ab exercises in todays workout and all of them are rep based, so it is up to you on how you would like to break it up. Building a strong core is crucial to your overall fitness. It will also help you become a better runner by taking away pressure from your knees.
To end the workout, stretch out those muscles to prevent soreness and injury. Recovery is the most important part after working out, so make sure to take care of your body and it will take care of you. Stretch it out for a total of 10 – 15 minutes depending on how much time you have.
Long Distance Run and Abs:
– 30 minute long distance run/jog
– for this run, try to run at least 80%percent of the time, so around 24 minutes.
– 100 toe touches
– 100 russian twists
– 40 leg raises
– 20 v-ups
– be sure to spend 10-15 minutes stretching it out to keep those muscles loose and prevent them from tightening up