A few reasons why fall is my favorite season:
It has been three weeks since IM Chattanooga. Usually it takes me weeks to recover from a running race, but for some reason my recovery is always much better with triathlons. Since I was feeling good, I decided to jump on the fall-marathon bandwagon and sign up for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. I have never done this race, but I have heard great things about it. During IM training I lost a lot of my speed; my focus was on building endurance with slow runs and staying injury free. So, I am going to approach Indy with no time goals or expectations.
In order to prep for Indy I have been trying make time for more strength training. This summer my strength, PT, and stretching really fell by the wayside (there is only so much time in a day). My goal for the next few weeks is to do core workouts at least 3x/week and strength training at least 2x/week.
One of my favorite plank routines:
I have found the Nike training app and some youtube channels to have some great workouts. Here is a great core workout: