Since my half marathon I've been taking a few more rest days and non running days than I had been. I don't think it's bad to take a small break after a big experience. And don't worry I have a plan for future running/racing that I'm starting on Monday, but more on that later.
So, what do I do when I'm not sticking to a training plan for a specific race? Well, I'm still running, but only 3 or 4 times a week. I'm taking 2 full rest days. And I've been doing strength workouts 2-3 times a week.
I've been a fan of Beachbody workouts for awhile now and my 2 favorites are piyo and 21 day fix. Lately I've been into the 21 day fix workouts.
Monday I did the upper fix
Today I did the Pilates fix
I love them because it's difficult while doing them but not enough to kill me. BUT I wake up the next day and I know I got a great workout from how sore specific areas are.
I know I've been needing to do more strength training for a long time now but I put it off cause I honestly don't love it. But during the half marathon around mile 10 I noticed my body feeling weak and my form getting worse and I'm pretty sure it's because my core wasn't strong enough to keep me upright for that distance at that pace! Uh oh!
The hard way, of course.
What do you do for strength training?
Do you enjoy it?
Let me know what you think about adding strength to a running plan!