I was looking at my running stats on Smashrun and I think I’ve ran the most I’ve ever ran in one month! So far I’m at eighty one miles. That’s a lot and the most so far for me! 🙂 I’m on a roll this year! Last year I only ran two races. I’ve ran three races so far this year and have signed up for two more. I have my first trail run in August, a 5k, and then another half marathon in September. I also have a virtual 10k in July. I feel I need to keep it up. Races keep me motivated and give me something to look forward to.
But I must say I’m in the best shape of my life right now and it has totally helped my running! I’m running the fastest I’ve ever ran, running long distance. It started last August when I got Shaun T’s latest program- Focus T25. You might have seen the infomercials or know Shaun T from the Insanity workout program. The nice thing about Focus T25 is that the workouts are only 25 minutes. After I did Focus T25 for two rounds, P90X3 came out and I finished that program. The workouts in P90X3 are only 30 minutes. As you can see I’m all about getting a great workout in a short amount of time. 🙂 Tony Horton put me in tip top shape with the strength and variety of his workouts. I can actually do real pull ups now! After that I then started running again and continued to incorporate the Beachbody programs while training for the half marathon I did in May. I got my PR (Personal Record) that race by two minutes! Running has never felt this good for me.
I just ordered PiYo, Chalene Johnson’s newest workout program which is supposed to help with flexibility and strength while still give you a nice cardio workout. I can’t wait to try it! I just need to figure out how to incorporate it with my running. I think I’m addicted to working out and running right now, lol. This quote sums it up:
I make sure not to overdue it though. I take my rest days.
Here’s my Smashrun stats for this month:
If you’re a runner, do you incorporate other workout programs in your training? If you’re interested in any Beachbody programs let me know. 🙂 I’ll be having a support/test group for PiYo in July.