My 5K Training

Running

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.

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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.

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.

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