Wednesday, July 18, 2012
So I mentioned the Zombie run in Hinton on Oct. 6th. My hubby is signed up, and I should get signed up Friday. And I've started training for it as well. I've watched some YouTube videos, and besides zombies there are hills, a haystack to climb and some kind of rope netting to climb over. So, I've started running intervals, increasing the incline on my treadmill from 2.0 (what I usually run on) to 7.0. Of course I run slower at that incline, but that's okay. And I alternate that with fast sprinting at a 1.0 incline. I can run at about 5 mph for 20-25 minutes, so on the sprints I push it up as high as 5.8 mph. One of my New Year's resolutions is to increase running speed to 6 mph - that may be the ONLY resolution I keep!
So, that part of the training is going well, but I also need to work on upper-body strength. I have some 5lb dumbells, but probably need to push that up a bit. Also need to do pushups, and chin-ups would be great. Unfortunately I don't have a chinup bar at home. I've ruled out getting that bar that hangs over the door, as many people have told me it falls off during the chinup. In fact, one of my co-workers said her ex-boyfriend fell flat on his back once, and the bar hit him in the face! So I'm open for suggestions here!
I also need to clean up my diet (as usual). I've got this thing called the Runner's diet, mostly just common sense lists of acceptable fruits/veggies/grains and lean meats & dairy. Oh, if I could JUST stick with the lists and cut out all that extra CRAP I eat! I KNOW I need to fuel my body right if I want to build up strength and endurance (not to mention speed - there WILL be Fast Zombies on the run!), but it's easier said than done. I totally FAIL at "dieting" sometimes - like right now, enjoying that Starbucks Iced White Chocolate coffee drink. I'm so baaaaaad! Oh well, tonight I'll make SparkPeople Turkey Meatballs for dinner, which is in full compliance with the Runner's diet. We'll see how it goes....