Saturday, March 23, 2013
It's been a while since the last time that I posted anything on here. I'm really wanting to do this a bit more often. Since the last time that I posted on here, I have ran a half marathon. I finished in 2:37:40. I felt really good about that time. I really wish I would have finished in under 2:30, but I really started running out of gas with a 3-5 miles left in the race.
The next set of fitness goals are coming up pretty soon. I'm getting ready to run in the Warrior Dash for the second straight year on May 11th, which is a day after my current SparkPeople challenge ends. Just a little added motivation to keep training. I'm really wanting to finish it in under :40. I think it is possible. It may be a bit difficult since bottlenecks do develop at some of the obstacles, but I think it would be doable if I'm able to run straight through. I might extend that to possibly :48 just because it is 3.5 miles instead of a 5k.
The major thing that I'm training for is my second Triathlon. I'm really trying to train for time this year. My main goal is to finish in under 1:30. Last time I did this, I finished in 1:52. I know I can do better than that, especially since my back tire was flat and my chain fell off 3 times. I really want to keep all of my transitions under 2minutes, my swim under 15, my bike under 35, and my run under 35. That puts me at 1:29 if I keep to all my goals.
I know with these two strenuous events coming up, I'm going to need to really stick to my training. Since I have this SparkPeople Challenge I'm in, it's really helping me focus my goals and really concentrate about them. This is really what this whole post is all about. My goals for the next 8 weeks.
Complete Warrior Dash
Get to 237 lbs
Be in my suggested nutrition ranges 4 of 7 days a week.
Walk to work 3 of 5 days a week
Run a 5k in under 32 minutes
Go to the gym at least 3 days a week
Read at least 1 SparkPeople Article a Day
Post a Blog at least 1 once a week
Get at least 210 fitness minutes each week.
These are all the fitness goals that I really want to achieve in these upcoming weeks. I may have more as I go on.