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10 Minute Post-Run Strength Workout

Hey all, happy Wednesday! Even though we are on summer break Wednesdays are still my favorite day of the week. We have a busy day today, starting off with a meeting with the music director for our wedding ceremony. I have been anxiously awaiting this part of the wedding planning; we are both music teachers and are so excited to plan out our music!

After that I will be heading to the doctor to finally figure out what is wrong with my elbows.

I thought I’d share a Wednesday Workout this week! As marathon training is beginning, I have been really trying to figure out what strength exercises I am going to complete after each run. I love having a few simple moves to do after the runs just to keep up my strength and make sure I don’t fall into any muscle imbalances. I’ve found that if I don’t have anything concrete planned out I am more likely to skip out on the strength moves all together.

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I came up with a set of moves that takes no more than ten minutes! It sure is hard to set aside MORE time after getting home from a run, when I already feel like I’ve blocked out so much time in my day for a run to begin with. Ten minutes is really all I can make myself do, but it really makes a difference in the end.

Here are my quick, 10 minute post run strength moves:

  • 30 second plank
  • 30 second bridge
  • 30 second wall sit
  • 25 crunches
  • 25 bridge lifts
  • 25 squats
  • 20 donkey kicks (10 on each leg)
  • 20 jump lunges (10 on each leg)
  • 15 jackhammer sit-ups
  • 10 push-ups
  • Repeat all moves one more time

This is what I’ll be doing after each run except my long runs! It covers all the main muscle groups and doesn’t take long at all. I know it will pay off in the end!


I kicked myself in the shin the other day completing a pretty intense bosu ball workout and have a nice sized bruise coming. I made sure not to include any crossover moves in my exercises to avoid this in the future 😉


Well, we are off to a crazy day of appointments. Fingers crossed I hear some news on my elbows so I can get started on those push-ups 🙂

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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