After I tweaked my left shoulder in early May, I've had to scale back my lifting. The result has been the loss of a bit of muscle mass and definition, but once I'm 100% again, my trainer will whip me into shape in no time.
I've tried to use the past 8+ weeks to focus on abs and running. While my core has been getting stronger, running has been frustrating more often than not. My run this afternoon broke a string of bad runs. I felt as if I could've run another mile or two but stopped at 4miles. I completed the run in 35 minutes which is a solid time for me.
Based on some recent experimenting I've found that I have better runs if I eat a couple of hours before; refrain from drinking coffee; and if I throw in a bit of weight lifting or some other exercise to get my heart rate up before I start my run.
Help keep me focused and tell me what you've been doing to stay in shape.