Sunday, April 19, 2009

I joined MAPMYRUN.COM!!!

Maybe it's a good sign!

I spent sometime looking at the marathon website. Somehow I want to complete this & follow through for myself.

If I register for this event, then I am DEFINITELY taking part & thriving through the journey!!!

My goal during the next three weeks is to run a total of at least 11 miles. This is just part of my new training program.

I will revisit this issue on July 1st. I have written a letter to myself to open on July 1st to see if I feel ready to sign up for the marathon and begin a 12-16 week training program.

Meanwhile - I may still post my workout progress here. Present focus is calisthenics & reconditioning myself!! I took a few weeks off...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Still here...doubting my goal!

I am likely to postpone this goal.

Not sure if I really want to run this distance...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Planning a new fitness routine...

I have two weeks of my present routine to complete then I'm changing it up to...

two days a week of hiit
pullups & pushups three days a week

Those are my mail concerns...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Train your mind & the body will follow!

I believe that they ways in which I train my mind to try try try again, the way I strengthen my body, the nourishing foods I eat, the good times I spend boxing and doing HIIT, that all this will get me ready for my marathon race.

That three months before my race, I will be doing one long run outside once a week on Saturdays probably. And maybe during the week throw in one or two lunch time jogs.

For me this marathon is not about speed. It's about everything I do presently being a part of what will get me through that long journey. I can get through it and there is so much pleasure in the journey. All the little journeys along the way are getting me there:)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I am learning

about the importance of program compliance and building flexibility into a program.

Since my current routine is very short and three days a week it makes it easy to adhere to. It feels good to have rest time in between.

Today I accomplished a goal I set last week which was to walk on the treadmill at 15% incline/grade! I successfully did so during my HIT workout today!!!

Perseverance & success is golden!

The sweaty sweet smell of success

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I'm experimenting with this. So far I've tried three workouts:

Day One:
Warm up at 2.5-3.5 mph
20 minutes of HIIT run at 7 mph for a minute, walk at 3.5mph for 2 min
The highest sprint was 8.5mph for me!
Cooldown 5 minutes

Quite tiring

Day Two:
Warm up: 5 minutes
20 minutes of HIIT at 3.5mph this time altering the incline/grade on the treadmill. Highest Grade was 9%
Cooldown 5 minutes

Fun variation- the high incline moments were definitely anaerobic

Day Three
Warm up: 5 minutes
20 minutes of HIIT alternating between incline & speed intervals. Highest speed was 9mph, highest incline was 15%
Cooldown 5 minutes

Definitely fun. My body didn't know what to expect. My interval times in all cases can be spontaneous based on my body's needs at any given moment.

I'll see how this goes!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008