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!

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.

I Ran My First 5K!

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I did it!  I did have to walk for the 3rd kilometer but it was good!  Think I’m hooked no the marathoning!  51:00 min!  I think that I could have ran the whole thing, given I was up to running 4km in July…with a cold bug in August and Orientation, running went to the side…maybe a 10K next year!

September 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Dear Diary, Exercise. 1 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.

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.

Prep for 5km and 200 Sit Ups Challenge

I did my “exhaustion” run on hot day…and didn’t eat many carbs today with only a protein shake for afternoon snack/dinner.  So anyways I ran about 2km, with a few short stops (30 seconds) in the shade for relief.  I think I can do better if I ate some dinner beforehand and if it was cooler.

On a side note, I did Week 5 Day 2 of the 200 Sit Ups Challenge.  I have been taking my time between the days because of other physical activities.  My abs feel worked but I will finish both challenges!  I might be doing Week 5 over again depending on what Week 5 Day 3 is like for both!

June 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Exercise. 4 comments.

I’m competing in my first marathon!

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My cousin and I are doing the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in September.  It’s only the 5km portion but that is a big deal to me!  My cousin would be competing just a year after giving birth to her first baby.  I picked up a pedometer at Walmart last week so I can see how far I run now and how far I gotta go!  Being a runner and running marathons was a goal of mine, albet not one I advertised a lot.  So I’m so excited to be doing this!

Check out the race: http://www.google.ca/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=scotia+marathon+toronto&meta=lr%3D&aq=1&oq=scotia+mara

June 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, WTF!?. Leave a comment.

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