2017 – Fitness Friday 19 (on a Saturday)

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. It’s nice to have a long weekend. But, please do take the time to remember and honor those that have served.

So, back to what this post is supposed to be about. It’s about my workouts for the week. Like I mentioned on Sunday, I decided to run the Capital City Classic last minute. It was so warm that day but it was a good run. Plus, I did get a PR for a 10k run. I wish it was faster but that time will come. I’m surprised about that time, considering I broke my foot back in September. It does take time to get back to the level of fitness before I broke it.

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My time was 1:05:17.  My goal is to eventually run it in under an hour.

I do want to buy some new running shoes and I have looked into different brands. If you guys have any suggestions, that would be great! I have looked into the Brooks brand and it seems like there have been good reviews about it.

How were your workouts this week? 

Do you guys have suggestions for good running shoes? 

My 5 K Training Plan

Happy Sunday everyone! It is almost 10 pm as I am typing this. However, I wanted to get my 5k plan posted before the end of the day. I may adjust it as time goes on.

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I can’t believe that it’s been such a long time since I ran. I used to run half marathons and now, I have to train for a 5K. It makes me feel a little sad. Please be careful about not breaking any bones, everyone. It really sets you back on your fitness!

Anyway, I am also trying to incorporate my weight training along with running. We’ll see how that goes. I actually bought a blender/shaker bottle so that I can make my protein shakes for my after workout snack (when lifting). Sure, it is better to eat real food after working out. However, sometimes, people don’t have time. Other times, some people can’t really each much after working out. Protein helps aid in recovery after working out.

So, that is it for now. My Weekly Meals and Workouts post will be up tomorrow!

So, what is your plan for the week?

Do you run any races? Spartan, 10ks,etc? 

Fitness Friday 100 (on a Saturday)

Happy Saturday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing great, thank you very much. It is me and mi novio’s one year anniversary and we celebrated. He even bought me flowers. So sweet. =)

Anyway, that is not what this post is about. Here were my workouts this week.

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My workouts weren’t bad this week.

On Sunday, mi novio and I decided to go for a walk after eating out at BJ’s Restaurant. I decided to do a workout DVD after.

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On Monday, I decided to do my assigned long run for the week since I did not do it on Sunday. I ran on the treadmill. Running on the treadmill is not as enjoyable as running outside. But with the weather being so random with the rain, I decided to run on the treadmill after work. I had to walk a few times but it wasn’t too bad. I have to build up my stamina.

On Tuesday, I decided to have a rest day.

On Wednesday, I ran 4 miles on the treadmill after work. It wasn’t too bad actually. My run was a lot better than last week (due to female issues). The ab workout killed me!

On Thursday, I ran 4 miles on the treadmill and did an ab workout before heading out to Red Robin for dinner with mi novio. I had intended Thursday to be my rest day but I wanted to work up an appetite before eating burgers and fries. My run went pretty well. I only stopped once but that was because I was debating how many miles to run. I decided to run more after walking for a minute. I had so much energy and I was feeling great.

On Friday, I rested. I just wanted to relax.

Today, I ran three miles outside and did an ab workout. I ran after spending time with mi novio. We went to Starbucks, ate pizza, and chilled. It was great. After our long date, I decided to run. It was still light outside and it wasn’t raining at 4 pm. However, it was windy! The run did not go so well but I am happy that I was able to run outside for once. It’s so much different than running on a treadmill.

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I wore my new sports jacket and tights that I bought from Victoria’s Secret during this outside 3 mile run. They were having a sale for buy a sports bra, get a free sports pants. Also, there was free shipping for orders over $100. I decided to take advantage of the deal and I am happy with what I bought. The clothes fit well and are super comfortable. They look nice on me.

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That is it for now. I think my half marathon training is going great, considering I took a month off working out last month.

How were your workouts this week? 

Weekly Meals and Workouts 53

Happy Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. I started my half marathon training today. And, guess what. It SUCKED! Try running 8 miles in cold, foggy, windy weather. No wonder why I love waking up early in the summer and going out for a run. In the winter, it’s cold and you don’t want to get out of bed! I now know the difference between training for a half marathon in the summer and in the winter.

Seriously, my hands were turning red (probably should have worn gloves) and it felt like my airways were being trapped. I don’t know. I braved the cold for 6.5 miles and then I went home and ran 1.5 miles on the treadmill to finish off my 8 mile run. It’s funny too, because I bought new running clothes for this weather. Long running pants, long sleeved running shirt, and a new sports bra. Hopefully, I’ll adjust to running outside in the cold.

Anyway, here’s my plan for the week.

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I never really tell you guys what sort of protein or veggies I eat. Generally, my sources of protein are chickpeas, tofu, eggs, vegetarian fake meat, seafood, and sometimes chicken. I don’t eat meat that much. I only eat it when I’m eating with my family and they tell me to eat it. Even then, I don’t eat pork. It’s really hard in an Asian family to be vegetarian, which is what I want to be.  Vegetables include cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, spinach, eggplant, and other vegetables that I don’t know the English names of.

Workouts

Sunday-   8 mile run

Monday-    4 mile interval run

Tuesday-  strength

Wednesday-  6 mile tempo

Thursday- Hill Runs

Friday- 6 mile slow jog

Saturday- yoga

After each run, I’ll do some body weight exercises for strength, I’ll stretch, and I’ll do some foam rolling.

I guess that’s it! Wish me luck on getting used to running in the cold.

What’s your plan for the week?

Do you have any suggestions in running in the cold?

Running another Half Marathon!

I can’t believe it. I am going to run another half marathon. It’s on March 29! At first, I thought that I’d just run one half marathon a year. But, hey. Why not run 2 in a year? It’s going to be so much fun! My uncle will be running with me again! =)

We ran the 10 mile run, Urban Cow Half Marathon, and the 5k together so far. It’s about time I run with him in the first half marathon he ran last year. I was the one that pushed him to run his first half marathon. I was there, waiting for him at the finish line. I expect me and him to get a better time. My goal is not to beat 2 hours anymore. My goal is to just beat 2:10. His goal is to beat 2:25.

So, here’s my training plan.

 

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I don’t have much experience running outside in the winter, in the early morning. I know it’s cold. So, this will be very interesting. I even bought a long sleeved running shirt for my long runs on Sundays. I’ve been weak and been running on the treadmill lately, which is so boring! Now, I can have some change of scenery since I will be a bit warmer wearing a long sleeve. Also, I will pick a different running route. I notice that a change of scenery helps with running.

Wish me luck on my 3rd half marathon!

Have you trained for a half marathon? Do you have any advice?