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In-between day

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's not that I'm too tired or don't want to. But I'm thinking that it's ok to give your body a rest once in a while. Yesterday's treadmill session was a beating that I didn't expect. Feeling lower back sore so might just want to do some yoga.


Unhappy treadmill day

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Whew...it wasn't so much as I didn't feel like getting on the treadmill. But once I was on, it just didn't feel right. My knee was giving me an issue before I started like it always does and felt better once I got going. But it was an effort getting those 30 mins in. Another 2 miles down in my goals on both Nike+ and the exercise.lbl.gov website.

We don't have coverage for watching my son on Tuesdays so he's with me while I work. Everything bogs down then workwise, but what's better than hanging with your son? We've been spending a lot of time on NASA.gov watching HD shuttle launches.


Back on that horse

Monday, July 13, 2009

After doing the full 5K distance, I gave my body a rest yesterday (if you can call only 30 mins of yard work and 30 mins of cleaning a rest). Today, it was right back up on that treadmill.

Feeling a little discouraged that the weight is taking its time coming off, but then again, it didn't suddenly appear either.


5K - first pass

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Set out on the treadmill to walk (9.5 km/min pace) to see how a 5K stroll felt. Around the 3K mark, I started feeling a little cocky so I broke into a jog.

Good lesson there. Don't overdo it.

Made it the whole 5K though.

Not planning to walk the real one in 10 weeks. More work to do...


Goal set...now let's head for it

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Shared my 5k goal with my wife. She's almost as excited as I am.

I love having a support system, both here at home and online with SP.

I've been checking out active.com for inspiration and came across this article:

6 Reasons to Run a 5K

Put a few 5Ks on your schedule.

By Jeff Galloway
Runner's World

5K's are one of the most popular races out there, and here are six reasons why:

1. Ease. Most of you are busy, and training time is precious. Therefore, it's really tough to find the time to train for a half-marathon or marathon. Not so with the 5K. You can work up to it quickly (from scratch) and train for it adequately on just three days a week.

2. Convenience. With a 5K, race day is a snap. You arrive at the race, warm up for 10 to 20 minutes, race for 40 minutes maximum, cool down, replenish with food and drink, and head home in your new race T-shirt before your family has finished breakfast.

3. Exhilaration. In a 5K, you feel like you're really racing. And that's a good feeling. Not many runners can maintain a 10K race pace that is much faster than their daily training pace. With a 5K, however, you can motor as much as one minute per mile faster than your usual training pace.

4. Improvement. Racing the occasional 5K is an excellent fitness booster. It will elevate your max VO2, improve form and efficiency, and make your regular training runs feel easier.

5. Change. Too often in our training, we run the same course at the same pace at the same time of day. Don't get me wrong. Routine is good—essential, in fact, if you want to stay with a long-term running program. But too much of a good thing is too much of a good thing. You need variation, and a short-and-sweet 5K every once in awhile is a great way to mix things up.

6. Motivation. Races are great motivators. Each year, scores of runners tell me that having a regular schedule of 5K races gets them out the door on days when they would have stayed in bed in the morning or hit the couch after work.


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