- HEALTH TRACKER
Did the 5k sponsored by my employer today... wow it was HOT. My trainer has been telling me air conditioned treadmill training is not going to cut it for the Florida heat and humidity - while I knew she was right, I didn't expect to feel like I was dying!
Official time 33:07, average pace 10:40, placed 5/14 in my age group!
Active rest day tomorrow - walk on my lunch break OUTSIDE, and then a long walk on the TM (sketchy area to walk after dark) or elliptical work.
My dad got their pool functional finally so I will be adding swimming to my workout routines.
I am looking for working out ideas while I am at the park. right now I run 3 or 5 km each morning- with one day off. I do a cardio workout 2 days a week. With the weather getting warmer I will be taking my 5 year old to the park between dinner and bed time... I want to make use of this time and need ideas on how to workout at the park and not seem like a creeper. I would really like to add abs, back, arms especially as I feel with all the cardio these areas need some extra attention. I have been looking on Pintrest but haven't seen anything that made me feel I am working out, supervising my daughter (who is a daredevil and needs to have a close eye on her) and won't make me few like a creeper... Any suggestions?
Just came home from my longest run with Team Challenge - total of 11 miles, did first 3 with my mentees who do a walk/run training, then caught up with the runners for the rest of the run. Averaged 10:55min/mile, so we were going a bit fast for me in the last 2/3rds of today's run.
Tomorrow is long run with my FTM group - 9 miles at 10:30 pace.
I'm doing a First Time Marathoners' program with my local running club and like it so far - - Marine Corps' on Oct 27th is going to be my first full. I'd be nervous about doing a plan on my own but if you'd like our training schedule, send me a PM and I'll forward you our calendar b/c it has our long runs, solo runs, and track speedwork on it.
6am Killerval... I mean, Spinnerval... class - AMRAPS between spin songs
1215 - Tabata class
1pm - Zumba
also loaded /unloaded 400lbs animal feed
Like many have said, try BEFORE your race, not the day of your race, etc.. :)
I tolerate ShotBloks very well on the bike, but get cramps when I eat them during a run.
The best type of quick energy that I have found for running, that isn't loaded with sugar, are the gel shots from Hammer. Compared to the rest of the stuff out there I think they only have about 2g of sugar. I'll also sip a bit of PowerAde or whatever electrolyte replacement they are handing out at aid stations.
Best of luck!
Anyone have a training plan for a first-time marathon runner that you'd recommend? There are tons all over the internet that promise the world, but would love to hear from anyone that has had good luck with something that they have used.
I'm about 20 weeks out (Twin Cities Marathon on October 6)
Best time for a 1/2 was 1:59.
My goal is to finish, not worry about time.
I'm a Runner's World reader and have been leaning towards their SmartCoachPLUS program.
Others have given good suggestions and paramount to anything is try NOTHING new the day of your 1/2. Experiment on your long runs/walks now to see what will work. Combining carb + protein may be the best for controlling your blood sugar issues, e.g. chop up a protein bar and take little bits of it during your walks. Also, making sure your nutrition is good in the days leading up to the race is very important (upping protein/fats 10 days before the race and upping carbs 3 days before race and hydrating well 24-48hrs before race). Good luck!
Just ran 5.12 miles at 10 min/mile pace. How about yous guys?
Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness and can contribute positively to maintaining a healthy weight. Regular exercise can help you lose weight, boost your mood and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases.
I also fight the boredom-while-running thing. At the training studio on the treadmill, I watch Netflix on my phone with a bluetooth headset while I jog. Outside I listen to the music on my phone. It helps a little bit.
For circuit training, I have a personal trainer so there is no time nor head space to get bored.
If you want to be in the gym, print out a schedule of things to do--different exercises for diff reps/weight etc. and stretches and put it on a clipboard (look on line or ask a trainer at the gym to help out). Then just follow the list and check off what you are doing. Maybe that will help you not focus on the TIME and just focus on your plan.
Glute bridges on the floor, or a stability ball. You can google it. Half my ass fell off from doing glute bridges and squats.
Also did a slow mile on the TM and then later a little over a mile on the elliptical
Tapering for a Sprint this weekend so some easy spinning on the trainer for 30 mins.
Heading off to group practice right now, 6 miles and I'm so happy the sun is staying out later as the days get longer (and hotter)
I'm with Brian- I wouldn't risk it...and I'm pretty risky! Recovery from surgery takes such a toll on your body, so be kind to it and only do short bike rides until your insides are up for it!
Plus, you'll have many years of post-op time for long bike rides. I've ridden as much as 125miles in a day and 545miles in a week post-op RNY!
Maybe take that time to plan your next touring adventure?!?
:Danni >>>AIDS/LifeCycle 10 & 11 Finisher: 545miles on the bike in 7 days <<<