Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Workout Wednesday - Marathon Recovery

It is Workout Wednesday, it is also marathon recovery week. This means no running and no heavy leg weights. One of my favorite workouts post marathon has to be in the pool, my legs love to kick and the weightlessness of water makes my joints happy. So we are heading to the pool today.
If this is something a little out of your comfort zone I challenge you to embrace the change and get it done.

Remember, this is supposed to be an easier workout but you can make it more challenging simply by setting your pace to the level you want. An easier workout also means it is good for people not exactly comfortable in the water.

POOL TIME
WARM UP
200 m easy
8x50 m alternating between kicking and pulling

MAIN SET
4 x 50: Do the 50s as 25 fast, 25 easy.
5 x 100: Easy effort. Count your strokes every 25 and try to get to the lowest number possible while still moving forward!
4 x 100: Easy effort. Alternate 25s of breathing to the right and the left side.

Focus is on breathing.
4 x 100: Do the 100s as 50 fast, 50 easy.


COOL DOWN
200m easy

The pool is a great way to mix up your workouts. It is a great cardio workout and can be a good way to give your joints a little bit of a break. So have some fun with it!

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