Category Archives: Strength Training

6 Favorite Workouts for Runners

Need running inspiration? Here's 6 favorite workouts for runners by runners. | happyfitmama.com

It’s another edition of Monthly Workouts for Runners BY Runners. Here’s the previous month’s workouts if you missed them:

Stuck Inside Workouts for Runners

Two-a-Day Workouts for Runners

Upper Body Workouts for Runners

Injury Prevention Exercises for Runners

Hill Workouts for Runners

Speed Workouts for Runners

Core Workouts for Runners

Dynamic Warm Up for Runners

Yoga & Stretching for Runners

This month the focus is on our Favorite Workouts for Runners.

Runners are unique. We all have our favorite workouts. Some may like a speed workout. Some may love a tempo. Some may love a good progression run.

For me, if I could combine a run with a strength workout, it would be the best case scenario. Of course, with time constraints, it doesn’t always happen that way. Since I’m always short on time, my favorite workout would include a little strength and a little running (OK, maybe more running than a little would be ideal!).

This strength and running combo uses 6 exercises, done for 60 seconds each. You can do one round and call it good or do up to three more for a full body workout in less than 20 minutes.

Follow that up with running for 30-60 minutes for a well rounded favorite workout kind of day for me!

My favorite workouts for runners combine strength building moves with some time running. Check out this easy and quick workout for runners. | happyfitmama.com

And here are even more favorite workouts from 5 of my running friends.

Pin away so you have a stash of workouts on hand whenever you need it.

Allie shares her workout to shave 10 minutes off your half marathon time.

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Sarah shares her Go-To strength moves.

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Nellie shares her favorite workout when NOT running.

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Carly shares her favorite strength workout for anyone.

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Laura shares her favorite progression run for half and full marathon runners.

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Linking up with Wild Workout Wednesday and the Coaches’ Corner.

What’s your favorite workout?

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Pin It Party

It’s another edition of the Pin It Party today!

Even though I’ve posted 4 days in a row, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of Lindsay’s party again. She’s such a great hostess!

Are you following me on Pinterest? If not, click HERE.

If you’ve never attended before, here’s the details.  The purpose of a Pin It Party is for bloggers to gain Pinterest exposure to some of their best posts and to help drive traffic to their blogs.

Pinning images from blog posts you love is a great way to support your favorite bloggers! It helps more people see the posts and can help the blogs grow. So in addition to my post, check out some of the others that are linked up at Lindsay’s and pin away!

Here’s what I’m bringing to the party.

Let’s workout first –

Treadmill Pryramid Hill Workout   happyfitmama.com3 Treadmill Workouts for Speed and Strength

10 Bodyweight Exercises to Do Anywhere happyfitmama.com10 Bodyweight Exercises to Do Anywhere (and 6 full bonus workouts)

You Know You're in Marathon Training When...  happyfitmama.comYou Know You’re In Marathon Training When…

Banana Bread Mug Cake w Cream Cheese Frosting 1  happyfitmama.comSingle Serve Banana Bread Mug Cake

Purple Power Smoothie 2  happyfitmama.comPurple Power Smoothie

So start pinning away! If you are on Pinterest, leave your URL in the comments and I’ll follow you back. I’m always looking for yummy food to make, new workouts and new inspiration.

In case you missed the other Pin It Party’s:

Pin It Party

Pin It Party II

Pin It Party III

Pin It Party IV

Pin It Party V

Happy Pinning!

Pin It Party!

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So today it’s another edition of the Pin It Party! Are you following me on Pinterest? If not, click HERE!

A big thanks to Lindsay for hosting again.

If you’ve never attended before, here’s the details.   The purpose of a Pin It Party is for bloggers to gain Pinterest exposure to some of their best posts and to help drive traffic to their blogs.

If you’re a reader, remember that pinning images from blog posts you love is a great way to support your favorite bloggers! It helps more people see the posts and can help the blogs grow. So check out some of the great posts that are linked up at Lindsay’s and pin away!

Here’s what I’m bringing to the party. You can click on the picture to take you to the post OR use the handy dandy Pin It button that appears in the upper left corner as you hover over the picture with your mouse.

Let’s workout first before we eat!

Hip Strengthening Exercises for Runners - happyfitmama.com6 Hip Strengthening Exercises for Runners (or really anyone)

These exercises have been in my 3x/week rotation ever since I started physical therapy last summer. They are simple but do the job. Do them and you’ll be able to tell the difference in your running in no time.

Core Strong - happyfitmama.comCore Strength for Runners

More of my standard core exercises for fixing my foot injury and my weak hip.

Pumpkin Chia Granola Bars - happyfitmama.comPumpkin Chia Granola Bars

These bars just kind of randomly happened. Like most of my recipes do!

Butternut Squash Cranberry Oat Bread 1 - happyfitmama.comButternut Squash Cranberry Oat Bread

This bread is the epitome of Fall! So flavorful with no refined sugar and a dose of a veggie hidden in the mix.

You can't finish unitl you start - happyfitmama.com20 Life Lessons Running Has Taught Me

Running is so much more than exercise to me. The lessons learned on the road, trail, track and treadmill apply to everyday living. I’m forever applying these lessons in my day to day tasks.

So start pinning away! If you are on Pinterest, leave your URL in the comments and I’ll follow you back. I’m always looking for yummy food to make, new workouts and new inspiration.

In case you missed the other Pin It Party’s:

Pin It Party

Pin It Party II

Happy Pinning!