I feel like spring brings a lot of great things.
It brings on blooming flowers, warmer weather, lots of sunshine, and MORE motivation to get moving. All of those are very welcomed in my world, especially the motivation to get moving. I typically workout all year round, but there are definitely months when it’s freezing out and I’d much rather spend more of my time inside, where it’s warm and under a blanket 90% of the day.
I’ve learned for me, that’s just not the best for my mental health and overall wellbeing. So, I try to always remind myself that when I get moving, I feel better both physically AND mentally. It doesn’t matter if it’s a good run, a long walk, a YouTube yoga class, or a strength session in the gym — any form of movement always makes me feel SO.MUCH.BETTER. It’s usually the key to helping me when motivation is lacking.
So, here is my current workout plan for the next few months! With races finally back, I feel like I can start planning some new training blocks and really get back into the running groove with strength training and yoga mixed in for a good balance.
3 Days per week.
1 Speed/Hill workout (Between 20-30 minutes) 2+ miles
1 Endurance run (40 minutes or longer) 3+ miles
1 spin class OR elliptical workout (30 min +)
One upper body day
8-10 (x3) Tricep Pulldowns
12-15 (x3) Curls
8-10 (x3) Shoulder Press
8-10 (x3) Lateral Raises
One lower body day
8-10 (x3) Leg Press
8-10 (x3) Leg Extensions
8-10 (x3) Weighted Squats
8-10 (x3) Weighted Lunges
8-10 (x3) Donkey Kicks
8-10 (x3) Calf Raises
2 Yoga Classes Per Week
3 Ab Classes Per week
I’m really utilizing the class variety of the Peloton app for a majority of my workouts. So far, I’ve used it a ton for running but I plan to incorporate more of their strength, abs, yoga, and stretching classes with this plan too.
While this plan isn’t concrete by any means, because I always, always, always, listen to my body–it’s definitely a plan to help keep me on track for my goals. I want to keep increasing my running base, focusing on stretching and recovery, all while building overall strength to avoid injuries and build my endurance for longer runs.
That’s a wrap on my spring workout plan for the next few months! Here’s hoping some really great runs come out of it and I’ll feel stronger than I have been really soon!
I hope you have a great Thursday!
Questions for you:
What’s your favorite workout right now? Running? Yoga? Walking? Home workouts?
Do you like to plan out your workouts or do you prefer to do what your body feels like the day of?
Do you try to get in a certain amount of water each day? If so, what do you average?
I usually get in a little under 1 gallon of water a day. That includes Zevia’s though! 🙂 Sparkling water totally counts, right?