June 5, 2013
And we’re back…
After again being at the finish line of a marathon event that I wasn’t a part of, the fitness bug has bitten me again. Go head and see previous experiences here.
Last week was the start of another plan to get back into a workout mode. I decided that I wanted to workout twice a day. So I made a plan and here is what it looks like:
Mondays: morning run | after-work weights
Tuesdays: morning walk | after-work rowing & core
Wednesdays: morning run | after-work weights
Thursday: morning walk | after-work indoor bike & core
Friday: morning run | after-work weights
Saturday: rest day!! Maybe some Community Yoga with Lululemon Spokane.
Sunday: (longer?) run
So far, everything has been great. My runs have been between 2.5-3.5 miles each and the weather has cooperated so far. If this keeps up, then I will start to look at signing up for my first full marathon…we’ll see how it goes.
January 27, 2012
This past week I
got back into essentially started my 6am workout routine. I had decided to start going back to the gym before work back in December, but after 1 week, the students were gone for their break and the gym hours drastically changed. Now this past week was their 2nd week back in session and Tuesday morning marked my early morning return to the Rudolf Fitness Center. As you know, I am planning on training for a marathon, and while I haven’t started an official training program just yet, I am still getting some short runs in to stay in better shape. The other thing that I am focusing on is my core and sticking to a few key workouts and planks to get that jump started.
Running in the winter is
my favorite the worst thing I can think of when it comes to fitness. I am not a huge fan of running on a treadmill because of the stationary nature of the beast. I also don’t like to run on the indoor track because you run by the clock every lap and the clock only moves 1 min every time and that does nothing for making the time feel faster. Lastly, during the hours of the day that I am able to run, it is still pitch dark outside and not safe for running, especially in the snow, ice, and non-lite areas that I live. This week I have settled for the treadmill because its the one I can most handle, probably definitely because of the TV’s available for viewing.
So the week went great and I am looking forward to another week of solid workouts. I am mixing running and biking as the cardio and getting in about 20 minutes of solid core workouts in before heading back home to get ready for work.
Added bonus: I have yet to have a puking attack since the return, but I’ll keep you posted if it returns.
January 3, 2012
It’s early in 2012, and I have never been one to make resolutions. I don’t think they ever last for people and if I want to make a change, then I don’t need to wait for Jan. 1st. In November I once again watched the ING NYC Marathon on television and decided that I should apply for the lottery this year. It just so happens, that the lottery opens at the start of the new year, so this seems like a resolution of sorts. Applications went live on Jan. 2nd, and I was signed up by 10am. So I very well could be running my first full marathon this year through NYC, but who knows if I will even get picked, or if I won’t do another one earlier this year. We’ll see on April 23rd if I am running through the boroughs in Nov. ’12.
photo courtesy of Massage Williamsburg
October 9, 2011
Well I just finished the half-marathon of the Spokane Marathon race, and I’ve got to say it went a lot better than I expected. Here is a rundown of what I was going through race day:
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August 22, 2011
Endurance races have long been something that I would love to do, but something I never wanted to train for. I have run Bloomsday, a 12K race that features 50,000 people, in Spokane twice without any training and it wasn’t great either time. Both races featured the tendinitis in my knees, thanks Emerald Down valet job, would flare up about mile 4. I would end up doing a run/walk for the last 3-4 miles and finished right around 1:20 both times.
Now I’m talking with my good friend Jude deTar and he has always wanted to check a marathon off his to do list. We decide to run one and we look up the Spokane Marathon. Lucky for us it’s coming up; unlucky for us, its only 7 weeks away. Jude decides he wants to push for the full marathon, but I know that I won’t be able to accomplish the training required to do a full marathon in only 7 weeks, so I opt for the half. So here we go, I’m going to start training and sign up a little bit closer to the date if I think the training is going well. We’ll see how this goes…
photo courtesy: Spokane Bloomsday