Monday, May 19, 2008

HYC Check In

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I don't have much to update since Friday's update. Since it was a pretty busy weekend, I didn't get much exercise other than my runs. I have not ridden my bike since last Thursday (wow), but I intend to ride 4 miles tomorrow.

Weekend and Nutrition
Jason leaves for the BABE Rally soon and we had a send-off party on Saturday. That means I didn't eat the best that day, but I didn't do too bad. I made a tray of veggies and healthy-ish crackers/chips with hummus (never you mind about that slice of pizza and handful of cheese puffs). I am hoping to not eat out again until after Jason returns next week. I also really want to start eating more veggies and fruits and less snacks made by nabisco (even if each pack is only 100 calories), so I went to the farmer's market this weekend and loaded up on all kinds of fruits and veggies. I keep meaning to make a fruit salad, but haven't gotten around to cutting up all that fruit yet. I did get some yogurt that was on sale at Publix last Friday and made some smoothies. Yum! Oh yeah, so I think I like yogurt now :) I think maybe I just had crappy yogurt or something before.

I am up to 28 minutes of straight running and came very close on Saturday to running 2 miles (1.96 mi). I have W8D3 on Wednesday and I plan to run 2 miles regardless of if it takes me longer than the 28 minutes. At this point I am thinking of switching to distance and just increasing it by 1/4 mile each week until I reach 5k. If my calculations are correct, that would match up exactly with th 5K in June with the first 3 mile run being on that Sat.

5K on Saturday
I have a 5K this weekend and I am wrestling with what I want to get out of it. I will be running it alone, so I won't feel like I am competing with anyone. I wanted to try to run the whole thing, but I just don't think I am ready for that yet and don't want to rush it. So is it more important to run the whole thing or to throw a few minutes of walking here and there and try to better my time? I am thinking that trying to make it in under 40 minutes, even if I have to walk some, is an easier goal right now and my body will thank me later. We'll see how I feel come Sat a.m. I am leaning towards running most of it with a few walk breaks after each mile or so (or at water stops).

So here is a recap of my goals for this week:
  • [DONE] Run 28 minutes without walking (C25K Week 8)
  • Run 2 miles without walking [Almost there -- reached 1.96]
  • Bike a total of 16-20 miles (~4/day)
  • Run a total of 6 miles (~2/day) [3.86 down, 2.14 to go -- I'll be a little short, but that's ok]
  • Light weights at least 2 days [I've really been slacking on this]
  • Yoga at least 2 days [I really need to get in at least one long session, but I'm doing yoga pre and post running to warm up and stretch]
  • Kickboxing at least 1 day [I think I may stop trying to fit this in. The running and biking takes up enough time, so I better focus on strength and flexibility training for now]


Irish Mom said...

Awesome job!! Good luck on your 5K, pace yourself and you'll do great!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go on the veggie/fruit choices & the running! Good luck on your 5K!

Girl with a Problem said...

Great job! You are so close to the 2 miles. I know you will get there next time.

I can't wait to be able to run 1 mile without stopping. I made it up to the 3/1 intervals last night, so I still have a little way to go, but I know I'll get there.

You did a great job on your HYC goals for the week too. You are definitely an inspiration.

Good luck on the 5K. I'm not one to give advice on this, but if it were me, I would not try to run too much more than what you are doing in your regular routine. You don't want to let excitement make you push too hard and risk an injury that might put you out of commission. I'm sure you'll know what's right for you. Good luck!

Girl with a Problem said...

I forgot to say, I like your new blog layout. It's much easier on the eyeballs.

Scale Junkie said...

I'm very picky about my yogurt, it isn't all the same to me. Publix brand isn't bad but I do like Dannon the best, probably because it tastes the least like yogurt to me?

Great job with the veggie tray!

Holly said...

Embrace that 5K this weekend! If you can run 28 minutes, just pace yourself and you can totally run the few more minutes that it will take to reach 5K. Have fun!!

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