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!