I used to run a lot, cross country through middle and high school and then I joined the Army after graduation. After I got out of the Army I took a 4 year hiatus from all things exercise. So I know *how* to run, I'm just several years out of practice. I'm now ready to get back into running and I decided my motivation would be to do a 1/2 marathon in October. I'm partway though a 5k training program to get back into the habit of long distance running and the timeing is perfect for me to roll into the 16 week 1/2 marathon training plan when I finish my 5k program.
My question is this; what does the "Core Workout" on the training plan include? I've looked all over on the website here and can't seem to figure out what that should entail.
Thanks for any help!
The best thing would be to email Chris directly. He will definitly give you some explanation and examples. [email protected]
For the core workout, I want athletes to focus on functional strength type exercises. Good ideas for these can be (but not limited to): squats, hamstring curls, planks, side planks, bridges, calf raises, Russian twists, leg raises (on your back), etc. Any activity where you are engaging muscles in your mid section are also good, so basic crunches even work as well as push ups. Feel free to email me directly if you have any other questions.