YAY for getting back on track this week with my workouts including running, HIIT, spinning/biking, lifting, and swimming. I also promise to post a healthy recipe this week too! Double yay! Here is an awesome HIIT workout I came up with to motivate myself for the gym later today! After some stretching I’m going to use it as a warm up before lifting. I haven’t lifted in like 3 weeks so I’m actually super excited to get back in it and hopefully I didn’t lose too much strength!
HIIT/Tabata- Back in it!
*Complete each exercise for a minute and then rest for 30 seconds, or complete as Tabata style workout.
Plank toe touch
Weighted Russian twists
Burpee with pushup
Vsit with press
Single leg lift
I took it easy the past two days after running broad street and did a 2 mile walk Monday and 3 mile walk/jog Tuesday. Today I plan to lift and maybe swim or run outside if it’s nice enough. I’ll either swim or run tomorrow depending on which one I didn’t complete today, and some more lifting! Friday I’m going to go to a spin class, something else I haven’t done in probably a month or two. Yikes, hopefully my legs won’t be too sore post spinning so I can complete a nice long distance run on Saturday morning. I’m not necessarily training for anything at this point. I have my 2nd triathlon scheduled for mid-July. I’ve been swimming about once a week so I will just need to start upping my intensity. As far as the bike portion, this might be my biggest weakness, so I must get back on the bike outside by mid-May to fine tune my riding. I’m planning on continuing to run 2-3 days a week with one long run, so maybe I can focus on speed work for the shorter runs, and of course the off the bike runs (legs=jello). April was such a crazy month, I’m excited to have a little more structure and calmness for May!
Do you stick to a workout schedule or routine? How many rest days do you take after a race? What type of workout motivates you the most: running, lifting, swimming, HIIT, other??