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C25K W3D1

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

All caught up and back to normal schedule now! My legs could feel the "excessive treadmill time" from late last night during the warm up walk, but they settled in nicely!

I knew what calories I had left to burn for my goal today as I had just finished 2 times through a core circuit with the stepper! I figured I would easily hit that number during the training with the added 3 min run interval I had planned to add to the end! Well, not the case, so instead of a 4 min cool down walk to get me to 30 even minutes I ended up 9 for 35 minutes!

Here's how today looked

5 min W/U walk @ 4.0
2x through intervals of 90 sec run @ 6.0, 90 sec walk @6.0, 3 min run, 3 min walk at same pace! 1 additional 3 min run interval @6.0 and 9 min C/D walk @4.0! Overall time 35.15 and 2.75 miles! The "own zone" was a bit lower on the HRM today for the hard setting for some reason! (Range 138-152)Results: Avg hr 147, Max hr 169, Calories burned 301 generally these results would have fallen closer to in range.

I had at least a couple more intervals left in me when I hopped off! Good sign for the coming training session....W3D2 coming Friday for a full 5K day!

  
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ITISSPARKTIME 6/2/2010 3:00PM

    At least this 5K for me will be FLAT. LOL

Good job on your run today! My legs kind of felt the back to back runs too in the beginning but then after a while I was good to go.

You're doing great on meeting your calorie goal!

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C25K W2D3

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I had put this training off until the last minute today as I was feeling a bit under the weather! And while I REALLY didn't want to tackle it 1) I couldn't let the first day of my June goals fly out the window and 2) I already was faced with back to backs today and tomorrow as a result of not getting training in on Sunday!

I hit the treadmill and planned on doing only the training intervals, but as I watched the calories burned tick off, I decided to do a full 45 minutes of intervals and end it there!

Something came over me during the last minute and I just dug deep and continued to walk for an additonal 26 minutes until I reached the 583 calories burned for todays goal... and a few more because I had to reach an even minute marker...I'm quirky like that! :D

I actually feel better physically.... some of that yucky feeling is gone, and mentally I'm on cloud nine for not caving to the temptation and let my goals go! Day one of June down and W3D1 coming tomorrow so I can get back to my training schedule of F,Su, T!

  
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ITISSPARKTIME 6/2/2010 11:46AM

    Omg, I know what you mean about wanting to get back on schedule! I completed Wk3D1 today (I'll be blogging about it soon, like after this lol) and I'm so glad to be "caught up".

Good for you for pushing yourself! Amazing how a little movement can make you feel better right? Good for you for reaching your goal on the first day!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 6/2/2010 7:13AM

    Such a good feeling to get it done. I am weird about ending on a round number too.

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 6/1/2010 11:22PM

    WTG Dawn...it is an awesome feeling when you can find the 'oomph' to keep going 'n going, kind of like the engerizer bunny. Sounds like you 'sweated' out whatever what was making you feel yucky!
I know you give 110% + and that you will keep it up!
Hugs

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June Goals

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Hard to believe it's already the 6th month of the year...it's flying by fast, but the pounds aren't flying off!

Fitness Minutes, Miles, even Rainbows have all proven to be great goals in the past, but this month I'm taking a new approach with a calories burned daily goal!

Since eating in range is generally not a problem nor is water I'm gonna be focusing on the 583 calories burned daily (6 days) that the fitness tracker suggests! It's hard to place minutes or miles on that number because depending on the activity it could translate to 30 minutes or 75, 3 miles or 7! During the month I'll be continuing on with C25K training, incorporating circuits back into the fitness routine, and hopefully getting some "fun cardio" with swimming!

I'll only be counting planned exercise, but I plan to wear my HRM while gardening, golfing etc just to see if those activities, in addition to workouts, are placing me with too many calories out and not enough in! There has to be a method to the madness of while the scale isn't moving and I'm determined to figure that out! I figure a couple weeks and I should have an indication of if/where the CICO need to be adjusted if at all!



  
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ITISSPARKTIME 6/2/2010 12:04PM

    That is a great idea to focus more on the calories burned than mins or miles. emoticon

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WINKERDINK 6/1/2010 8:51AM

    That sounds like a great plan. I know you'll make it work!

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SRABANTI 6/1/2010 2:30AM

    Great idea..... You can do it.. im more than sure.

Together we'll make this month work Wonders for us.

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C25K W2D2

Friday, May 28, 2010

I purposely schedule training days for Friday because it's 5K Friday in the Forest and I can push myself with extra intervals to get the full distance in! However today I had to push a bit farther because of our weekend challenge which consists of a minimum 45 minutes cardio!

Here's what today looked like:
Overall I completed 11 run intervals 90 sec @ 6.0 and 11 walk intervals 2 min @ 4.0...not including the 5 min 4.0 warm up walk however the w/u is included in time/mileage figures!

During the 10th run interval I was nearing the 5K marker so I pushed that interval a bit longer and reached 3.1 at 38:40....continued running till the 39 minute mark and then resumed normal intervals for the remaining 6 minutes! Total training 45 minutes 3.57 miles

I was feeling good when I finished! Looking at the HRM I was surprised to see that my HR reached 175 at one point, not for long and this was during the last couple run intervals! The Avg HR came out to 154.... Range is 148 -163 so pretty close to middle of the road! Next training scheduled for Sunday!



  
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 5/30/2010 4:11PM

    Fantastic!!

WTG!!

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ELISELOVE1 5/29/2010 8:07PM

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Weekend Challenge #4... MAY and The 2nd Half

Thursday, May 27, 2010

emoticonChallenge runs FRIDAY - MONDAY!

M - Maintain your Calorie Range by Staying in your Nutritional ranges each day (5 points)
A - Apples and Broccoli - Get in at least 5 servings of Freggies each day (1 point per serving max 8 points a day)
Y - You Must Hydrate - Drink at least 8-8oz glasses of water daily (1 point per 8 oz glass, max 10 points a day)

Bonus - Every day you Max out you get an extra 10 points bonus.
Possible Daily Max Points:33

M - Fri 5, Sat 5, Sun 5, Mon 5
A - Fri 8, Sat 8, Sun 8, Mon 8
Y - Fri 10, Sat 10, Sun 10, Mon 10
Bonus - Fri 10, Sat 10, Sun 10, Mon 10
Total Points: 132

emoticonThe 2nd Half

45 points for completing 45 minutes cardio FRIDAY - MONDAY
1 point bonus for each additional minute above 45

Fri - 45 Points, 30 Bonus Total: 75
Sat - 0 Points, 0 Bonus Total: 0 planned (got 137 min of golfing though)
Sun - Points, Bonus Total: 0 planned (got 120 min of gardening though)
Mon - Points, Bonus Total: 0 planned (got 150 min of gardening though)

Total 2nd Half Points: 75 Total

  


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