Lately my goal has be running efficiently & optimizing my every stride . These past couple of months have been filled with non-stop training and races each month. I took a quick vacation to DR and now back in the District getting my stride back.
I've been doing long runs and have had a diligent regimen of running , tempo , uphills , distance intervals while still cross-training with classes such a cycling , yoga , yoga weights , HIIT etc. you know the usual.
All of those elements have improved my fitness and performance. And dammit I love that shit !
Sweating has become something I cant live without . Now my focus is to keep those elements of distance running while reeling in on Speed and Strength.
Get Strong. Focus on balancing my body strength better stabilize to run more efficiently with less wear and tear.
Get your power on. Adding plyometrics into my regular routine will boost strength and speed by improving the elasticity of the muscle via the stretch-shortening cycle. - Runners World
It’s important to remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and optimal running efficiency isn’t, either. You have to work for it , progress is everything , patience is a virtue . Fo REAL.
I recently got in the CHICAGO Marathon through the lottery system and I am effing STOKED!
and they say CHI City ....
I'm set up with a 24-week plan through the Nike+ Running App
There is a Nike+ Coach part that comes equipped with training programs, coaching tips, and daily workouts to get you race-ready. It helps track my progress, and gives me daily run reminders. It's my best friend that knows my schedule .
So far so good . So here is to a summer filled with sweat and endorphins . Run. Train. Create.Live.
Photos via @NikeRunning