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I usually start my day around 8 am. Sleep is important for recovery so I always aim to get between 9 and 10 hours of sleep a night. I begin my day with breakfast which consists of oatmeal with banana and coffee. I usually eat this while watching an episode of something light-hearted on Netflix. Depending on the day of the week, I’ll start my first workout of the day around 9:30 am. Twice a week we do structured hard efforts on the track, once a week a long run, and the other days are easy training runs. Most easy days I run 60-70 minutes.
Three times a week I will do about an hour of core work after my run. This consists of various activation, core, and lifting exercises. I also incorporate hurdle drills into my training routine in the morning once a week. After training I’ll eat lunch. I am a big fan of breakfast food so you can often find me eating a bagel with scrambled eggs and yogurt with fruit or a smoothie during the summer. My afternoons consist of resting and recovering. I like to watch Netflix or read during my down time. A couple times a week I will have various therapy appointments in the afternoon.
These include massage therapy, chiropractic treatments, PT, and acupuncture. Taking care of my body is a really important part of training. If I am out and about for therapy treatments, I enjoy stopping by some of my favorite local coffee shops for a latte. Three times a week I will go for an afternoon shakeout run that is usually 30-40 minutes.
Once I am done training for the day, I will make dinner for my husband and myself. I love to cook and am very passionate about cooking healthy meals for us. After dinner we like to relax and spend time together before we head to bed.
What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine that you may like to share with our viewers?
We do a lot of different types of workouts in our training. Being a steeplechaser I love hurdle workouts and I also really enjoy tempo runs. I love the rhythm that comes with a well-executed tempo run. In addition to running, we incorporate a lot of core work into our training. Most of my core routines involve activation exercises, core circuits, and some lifting. I really like doing various activation exercises.
These include mini loop band walks, clamshells and bicycles, and glute bridges. For core we do a variety of exercises, but I am a big fan of planks and plank series.
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