I Ran My First 5K!


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.

Run a 5K under 25min


From Men’s Health, January/February 2007 issue…

Assuming you can already run 3 miles, do one of the below runs in place of a regular run, and run your regular course on the other 3 days (that is, assuming you run 4 times a week! Me? Maybe 3 times…this week is an off week). 

Long Run: To ensure legs and lung can do the distance, run for 40min at 9.30 mile pace, add 10min until you can run 70min straight….whew…

Hard Run: To run at 8.03 mile pace, job for 10min, then do 3 half-mile runs in 4min each, resting 2min between.  Aim for 6 repeats, up from 3.

Fast Run: To finish off fast, job for 15min, then do four 30sec sprints at 90% max speed, add 2 more repeats up until you can do 10 or 12.

Note to self – this sounds crazy!  Makes me think I have to up my runs and hills….I do try sprinting at the end of my runs, and do hills 3 times once a week…except for this week, taking a run break.

A good time for a beginner 5K race is about 30min.  I’m still pushing 32min when I do 4km!

July 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Interesting Articles. 1 comment.

I’m competing in my first marathon!


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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