Dear Diary

July 30, 2009

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Dear Diary

I got up early enough to go for a run, and I ended up running almost the whole 4km.  I usually only do about 2 or 3km so I was impressed that I did the 4km.  I guess it paid off taking a 1.5 week break (I did do one run during the “break”).  I ate well, although I got to eat more than just protein bars during the day!

Breakfast: the usual, omega 3 capsule

Snack: The Zone bar

Pre-workout: The Zone bar

Post-workout: The Zone bar (yep, no lunch, gotta remedy that next week)

Snack: blueberries, chocolate milk

Dinner: ???

Thursday

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Running Hills

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I started running hills yesterday.  Ran up 3 times and by the time I get to the top I’m winded.  I read in Runner’s World Magazine that running hills is good for training for a 5K (or any marathon).

Running hills strengthens tendons, ligaments, reduces the risk of injury, improves running form, focuses on individual joints and small sets of muscles, increases aerobic and anaerbic capacity, and when you run down the hill you can practice good downhill form!

This site is really good for running hills, coming down, types of hill workouts, etc. -> http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?uan=159

References:

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?uan=159

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