Sunday, June 03, 2012

Sporty Sunday: Fitness Routine, June 2012

The Flying Pig marathon is a month behind me. Now, I’m now training for the Pike’s Peak Ascent: a half marathon scaling almost 8000 vertical feet. With the help of a five-time veteran of the race, I'm on the following training plan:

- Zumba followed by lower body strength training
-Masters swim practice (90 min)

- Track repeats (5 miles) on a treadmill followed by upper body strength training

- Easy yoga followed by stretching
- Masters swim practice (90 min)

- Stairs!

- Strength circuit

- Masters swim practice (90 min)

- Long hike (6 – 12 miles)

I’ve kept the following from my marathon training routine:
Strength training
Track repeats
Swimming (as cross-training)
No planned rest day (I take a day off as needed to accommodate other activities or fatigue)

I’ve added:
A hip flexor strength exercise
Zumba (Yay! I love dancing and really missed this class.)
Stairs (To prep for the 13.1 mile uphill trek)

In next week’s Sporty Sunday, I’ll tell you why I’m not afraid of Pike’s Peak (and the altitude!)

Sporty Sunday is a recurring feature in which I share my fitness routine and offer and solicit advice. While this content might seem a little out of place in an outfit diary, a healthy, strong body is the foundation of my wardrobe. I hope to inspire my readers to be fit as well as stylish!


Bonnie said...

I love Zumba! It's the best (and most fun) workout.
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Maria said...

I don't really know what zumba reminds me of. It's shaking and dancing while doing ballet like aerobics in yoga state.

Your workout routine is impressive. No wonder you're in top shape.

Daytime Night Owl said...

What type of hip flexor strength exercise have you incorporated? This seems to be the spot that is always sore on me and lacks strength.

Kasmira said...

Daytime Night Owl - I use the Tuff Stuff Multi-Hip Flexor machine at my gym. It looks like this:

The machine works hip abduction, adduction, extension, and flexion. I only use it for extension and flexion. (I use a different machine for abduction and adduction.)