I Did It!

I ran my second 5K on the weekend and I ran the whole thing (stopped 3 times to catch breath for a few seconds) and shaved 10min off my time!  I was so happy.  My cousin and I didn’t get much sleep the night before and we hadn’t been training religously so we were surprised.  We’re doing more 5K this year, and aiming for a 10K next year!

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May 31, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Dear Diary, Exercise. Leave a comment.

Running Workouts

I am running my first 5K of the year on Sunday.  I have to admit that I haven’t been training for it a lot.  When I moved at the end of March I was running 3 or 4 times a week, but then the nice weather came and I did bootcamps, Insanity and biking by the water.  So I have improved my cardio, but running on your feet is quite different then being on a bike or interval training.

MSN.com offers combo training workouts here.  The idea is to incorporate into one workout the goals of 2 workouts…for instance, if you want to work on your race pace and increase your distance MSN offers a workout to work towards both goals.  Also the change up is nice.

And if you are a beginner runner, or returning to running after illness or a injury, read this on how to avoid the early pitfalls of running!  Helpful.  Second week is harder than first….

May 28, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

Try Your Hand At Running

This woman made a new year’s resolution was to run the 5K on St. Patty’s Day, and she did it.  How?  She signed up at The Running Room for a clinic on learning how to run.  And it worked.  Some running clinics are free, so check out the site here for your nearest locations.

March 24, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Walk To Improve Your Run Times (Crazy!)

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I read this this morning and I was blown away.  A woman wanted to improve you 5K run time and she did it by walking – not running.  READ IT!!!

Note:

The formula for the aerobic heart rate range is 60-85%, but remember that we know the body burns fat best at 75%, so we’ll calculate all three.

220 minus your age, gives your heart rate maximum. Multiply by heart rate percentage (.6,.75 or .85) for range.

So, for a 35-year old woman, the formula would look like this:
at 60% maximum heart rate 220-35 * .60 = 111 per minute
at 75% maximum heart rate 220-35* .75 = 138.75 per minute
at 85% maximum heart rate 220-35* .85 = 157.25 per minute

September 12, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

My 5K Training

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I got a 3K run in last night.  It was good.  Legs were tired from the leg routine at noon hour, had to walk a bit near the end.

August 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise. Leave a comment.

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

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Dear Diary, Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

5K Training

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I went for a run this beautiful, sunny, warm, breezy morning and extended my run.  I ran 4km in 32min.  I did have to take a few 1min walk breaks but loved it!  I might go again today, run some hills or something, so nice outside!

July 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Exercise. Leave a comment.

Map My Run – great website for runner’s

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I was trying to find out how long my usual route was, and how much more I had to add for the 5K.  Found this GREAT website called MapMyRun (www.mapmyrun.com).  Create an account (I got the free one) and then you can map out your routes on a map.  It allows you to save many routes, adds theis Ks or Miles, and can find new routes for you.  You can track your dialy runs (how long, what routes, etc) and you daily calorie intake.  So handy.  I love it.

June 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Exercise. Leave a comment.

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

June 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

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