Momentum Monday: Muay Thai Workout for Runners
Well hello friends! Welcome back to another awesome week in 2015. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I kicked it off with my first ever experience with Cards Against Humanity. And awkwardly won the whole thing so I am trying not to dwell on what that means about me as a person..
We then checked out a really cool new spot in Toronto that I will be sharing on Friday.
Sunday, I went for coffee with my coach and brainstormed my specific goals for 2015. I am so excited for what the season holds.
This is what training looked like this week:
MONDAY: Muay Thai 1.5 hours
TUESDAY: 40 minute run, (5 miles), 15 minutes strength
WEDNESDAY: 40 minute run (5 miles), 15 minute strength
THURSDAY: 1 hour spin class
FRIDAY: 55 minute run (7 miles), Angela’s HIIT workout followed by a 15 minute strength workout.
SATURDAY: Rest day
SUNDAY: 1:45 hr ride. 15 minutes stairmaster and weights.
I was a little aggressive with the plyometrics on Monday at Muay Thai so I dialled back the running this week and skipped a run on Sunday. I have gotten better at listening to my body and am taking this week nice and slow.
Speaking of Muay Thai, I have been so challenged by the workout that I wanted to share some running specific moves for you to incorporate into your routine.
I like throwing in new activities because it helps with strengthening and cross training and keeps your mind fresh and focused.
Skipping – stay light on your feet and don’t spring too high. Focus on good form and efficient movements.
Push ups – At my gym, they have you do push ups on your first two knuckles, but because you will hopefully not be hitting anyone, adopt the push up position you feel most comfortable with.
Plank – Make sure that your back is straight and core is engaged.
Scissors: Lie on your back with your legs extended 6 inches above the ground. Cross your left leg over your right and follow with the same action on the other side.
Leg lifts: Lie on your back with your legs extended 6 inches above the ground. Lift your left leg in the air and leave your right leg grounded. Return your left leg to the ground and swap sides.
Mountain climbers: Make sure your back is straight and core is engaged.
Sit ups: Sit up using your hip flexors.
Sit up with punches: Sit up and punch your left arm over your right knee, right arm over your left knee and return to the ground.
What is your favourite workout right now?