2017 – Fitness Friday 21 (on a Sunday) + Women’s Fitness Festival Recap

Happy Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. I forgot to post my plan and recap this past week (I’ve been too busy). It’s too late to post the plan now, since I am now planning for next week. I will still have my run recap here. But first, here were my workouts this past week. I haven’t ran since my 10k and boy, my legs were sore a few days after the run. I had pushed myself hard to get the PR.

Fitness Friday 6-9-17

So, to begin with, the race was cooler than last year. And, it was cooler than the Capital City Classic I did a few weeks ago. It was actually a little breezy and a little chilly. It was not freezing though. I arrived there with mi novio and waited for my friends Julie and Gabby to arrive. Apparently, 4,000 women signed up for the race! #Girlpower

Anyway, the start line was so crowded and I was so nervous for the race to start. I had gone to use the bathroom before heading to the start line and couldn’t find my friends after using the bathroom. So many people!  I found a random place in the start line and waited for the race to start. I had to maneuver my way through the crowd the first couple minutes since everyone was going a different pace. I saw one of my friends and said hi. Then, I went along with my pace to try to get a PR.

The run went though downtown and it was pretty nice. At mile one, next to a water station, this older man was sitting there in his wheelchair with a rose, waiting for his beloved to run by. It was so sweet!  I use the RunKeeper App on my phone whenever I do runs so that I can get an idea of what my pace is. I should get a Garmin watch or something but it’s pricey. I was surprised by the first mile that my pace was at 9:03. I only expected at 10 minute mile pace, not faster.

I was getting a little tired after the 5k mark but I kept going. I liked how the race went by a park and the state capital. I work in the area so I am familiar with the area. I was so tempted to walk once I hit the 5k mark. But I knew that it would slow down my pace. Plus, I was afraid I would stop a lot more to walk if I did. I did eventually walk at the 5 mile mark to drink some water. I was getting thirsty at that point. It recharged me and I was able to run the last mile.

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I was so concentrated on getting a PR that I crossed the finish line and forgot to grab my medal. Don’t worry. I went back and got it. I was looking at my RunKeeper application quickly to see what time I was at right before turning towards the finish line. I saw that I could finish in under 58 minutes if I didn’t slow down. I usually don’t speed up towards the end of the finish line but I did this time. Plus, I smiled for the camera and gave a thumbs up! I was so happy for my strong finish.

I was so happy to get a PR. But, my toenail got bruised. I know, TMI. That is what happens in running sometimes. I did buy a pair of Brooks running shoes this week and I will be training in those for my half marathon. Anyway, my friend and I waited for another friend to finish. We all got PRs! We headed to the mimosa garden and got a mimosa. Delicious!

Well, that’s it for my race recap. Hope you guys had a great week of workouts.

How were your workouts last week? 

What is your favorite distance to run for races? 

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.

Fitness Friday 5-26-17

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? 

2017 – Weekly Meals and Workouts 9 + 10k Training Plan

It’s Monday everyone. Happy Monday! How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. It’s been an eventful couple of days. Before I get into anything else, here is my plan for the week.

The thing with my plan is, I will have my workouts posted for the next month because of my 10k training plan. If you notice yesterday’s workout, I did legs + pull. I meant to do pull on Saturday when I posted my Fitness Friday post but I ended up not doing it that day. That is why I combined it with legs yesterday.

10 K Training Plan

I’m sorry that I didn’t make the design of my plan look any fancier. I just wanted to create something simple and to the point.

My meals will be pretty simple as well.

Hevil’s Healthy Devil – Meal Plan Template

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Meals

Breakfasts – WW Quesadilla w/avocado, salsa, chicken sausage

Lunches- leftovers from dinner OR out to eat if no leftovers

Dinners- Brown Rice, veggies, some sort of protein OR out to eat (date nights!)

Snacks – apples, trail mix, or dark chocolate covered almonds

Well, that’s my plan! Did I also mention that I will be running a half marathon in October? I plan to start training for that in mid-July. I will see how my 10k goes and build from there.

So, what is your plan for the week? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 8 + Shamrock 5k

Happy Saturday everyone! I am so happy because this week’s weather has been perfect! And the weather was perfect for my 5k run today, the Shamrock Run! Considering that I broke my foot in September, I am pretty happy with my time of 31:02. That is about a 10 min mile pace. The funny thing is that I also used my RunKeeper app and it gave me a 9:46 pace.

Anyway, here were my workouts this week.

Fitness Friday 3-10-17

After my 5k Run: 

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So, I have to say, the run was pretty good! The weather was perfect and it warmed up just in time that I didn’t need my running jacket that I brought with me. My legs did feel like jello during the run because I did squats last night (115 lbs) but I managed to run the entire time.

The run started off by leaving Raley Field and crossing the bridge. It was such a pretty view, especially since the river is full from all the rain we had this season. The run went through downtown and then back to Raley Field. It was a great 5k run, which I ran the entire time. After running the 5k, I felt like I could have gone longer and did the 10k. Oh well, next time. I enjoyed a beer after the run. Happy Almost Saint Patrick’s Day!

I know that drinking a beer after a run is not the smartest idea, since it does slow down recovery. It is better to eat food, with a ratio of 3:1 carbohydrates to protein.

How were your workouts this week?

What is your idea of a perfect run?

 

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?