‘Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me....’🧡
Ok, so I’ve had countless questions on how I juggle my running schedule with @alexia_clark strength training. So here is your answer! And I will caveat it with saying that this is what works for ME, my goals, my other commitments including my job and my family.👨👩👧👦
I run 5 days a week and when I started @alexia_clark programme I emailed her and asked which 2 workouts I should drop to accommodate my running. When I only have a short run eg 4 miles I will do an AC workout on the same day.💪
I only take 1 rest day (typically). I try to do leg day before rest day as I always get bad DOMS and this is a real problem for me running. I know other people don’t get DOMS as bad so you have to do what works for you. I also take more rest days before and after a race!😉
Mon - 🏃♀️4 miles easy 👑upper body
Tues - 👑full body
Weds - 🏃♀️ 6-8 miles easy
Thurs - 🏃♀️interval training👑lower body
Fri - REST🙌🍰
Sat - 🏃♀️12/13 miles (tempo)
Sun - 🏃♀️5-7 miles steady .
It is hard juggling the two and I am forever flexing things to suit changes in my running schedule or life schedule. It is 100% do-able though and I love the combo because strength training helps me run faster and prevent injury. I don’t see as significant gains as some of the other girls (@sunseaandsquats @pushupsandburpees @graymatterstrong ) but it’s hard to maintain muscle mass and run distance at the same time!😬🙄. .
I love doing both, it IS possible to do both but with compromises. I don’t think I could train for a full marathon and do AC as I simply don’t have time. But for right now, I love the benefits of both ways of exercising! Happy to answer any further questions!💙👑🏃♀️💛
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