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Need a Lower Gear

Tuesday, June 09, 2009      2 comments

My training program called for an easy 5K run today. Here is what I did: Easy 5K - Time 31:24 3 x 100 Repeats (walk 100M between repeats) 3 x 200 Repeats (walk 200M between repeats) 5 minute cool down walk Stretching Tomorr... Read more

Running is Fun

Monday, June 08, 2009      2 comments

I decided I need to intensify my training . My workout included: - 30 minute Fartlek (Alternated 5 minutes of slow pace with 1 minute of fast pace) - 6 x 100 acceleration runs - 1.6K slow jog - Cool down 5 minute walk - Stretchi... Read more

New Shoes and Many Miles

Friday, June 05, 2009      2 comments

I bought some new shoes yesterday. I was supposed to rest. However whn I got my new shoes I had to run. I am doing the Couch-to-5K program. I was supposed to do day 3 of week 3 on the Couch-to5K program. I finished week 3. Then I started o... Read more

Running Paradise

Tuesday, June 02, 2009      2 comments

I am doing the Couch-to-5K program. As I write this blog I am on Week 3 Day 2. I have a great place to train. Today I did the following: 5min Warm -Up 4 x 200M Run 4 x 200M Walk 4 x 400M Run 4 x 400M Walk 1 x 800M 6 ... Read more

Running Workout - Week of May 24th 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009      2 comments

Summary of Couch-t0-5K training: Baseline 400M time - 1:56 (W1D2) Best 400M time - 1:36 (W1D3) Baseline 5K time - 28:31 (W2D1) Longest Workout (W2D3) as follows: 5:00 Brisk Walk 20:00 Interval Training (90 sec run + 120 sec)... Read more

You Are Running the Wrong Way

Monday, May 25, 2009      0 comments

I went to the local high school track to do some running. There was a personal fitness trainer there with 12 clients. The class was stretching when I started running. The track is well marked. I started running in the correct direction. In o... Read more

Short Choppy Steps

Monday, May 25, 2009      2 comments

A few years ago I was running with a friend. My friend had been a collegiate runner. He critiqued my running style. He told me I needed to make sure my stride was heel-toe. In other words my heel should strike the ground first. He also tol... Read more

I can't jog

Tuesday, May 19, 2009      0 comments

I am following the Couch-To-5k program. I am supposed to jog for 60 seconds then walk for 90 seconds. I am supposed to keep this up for 20 minutes. I found that I have trouble jogging. When I am supposed to be jogging I find myself runni... Read more

Couch-to-5K Running Plan

Monday, May 18, 2009      1 comments

My daughter and wife are good runners. My wife trains for 5k races by running 10k. My daughter is a hightly ranked collegiate 800m runner. Until I recently lost 40 pounds, running any distance was out of the question for me. There was no way... Read more

Longer Walks

Sunday, May 17, 2009      0 comments

As I have increased my fitness I have had to walk farther and farther to get in the same time. I suppose that is good. I am walking a lot faster. As I walk I watch my watch. I think my watch is slow. A distance that used to take me 50 minut... Read more

Need a Change - Bike Maybe?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009      0 comments

I am getting bored with my diet and exercise routine. I have to figure out a way to change things up a bit. I do a lot of walking. I spend time on an elliptical trainer. I am thinking a bike ride would be a nice change of pace. Time to a... Read more

My Dog Takes Me For Walks

Friday, May 08, 2009      0 comments

I have a Beagle named Lucas. Every day about 5:00PM he starts whining and turning circles. He wants his walk. He enjoys his walk so much it is contagious. Walking without him is just not as fun. He tells me he is just trying to keep me... Read more

Weight Loss Pills

Thursday, May 07, 2009      0 comments

Ok, I will admit it. I buy body building magazines. I collect workouts like some people collect coins. The most interesting thing about these magazines is that 60% of the pages are dedicated to advertisements. Products such as protein powde... Read more

Baffled

Sunday, May 03, 2009      1 comments

I am eating a heck of a lot more than I did over the last few months. I am losing weight faster than ever! I have no idea why eating more speeds up weight loss. Read more


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