Run Forest Run!

June 24th, 2010

Some of you may not know this- but earlier this week I started my training to run a 5k race. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but I’d been spending more time talking about it as opposed to doing it, and I figured it was time to put my money where my mouth is. I have to admit that even though I feel as though I’m in pretty good shape, running is an entirely different ball game than using the elliptical. Who knew? I figure I don’t ever have to think about a top diet pill, as long as I keep on doing like Forrest Gump and RUN. Tomorrow is my third and final day for this weeks training. I’ll do it in the morning so I can get it out of the way. I think that’s the best option, plus it boosts my energy for the entire day.

3 Responses to “Run Forest Run!”

  1. Bobby says:

    Sweet. For whatever it is worth , training for a run is SOOOO much better if you use a heartrate monitor. It keeps you motivated and if you adhere to the numbers. This will keep you from getting sick when working out.

    #’s as follows:

    (220 – age) x .85 should be your max heart rate.

    generally speaking I’ll run around a 144 and throttle back at 155 or so. Once I hit those numbers I throttle back and run in the zone.

    learned this trick from a navy seal BTW….This watch and strap I have rank up there in my top 5 gadgets of all time.

  2. admin says:

    I need to get a heartrate monitor Bobby- I’ve been thinking about that for quite some time. I’ve got to get my breathing under control, because once I start breathing heavy it gets really hard. I know there are proper techniques though. I will learn them :)

  3. maggie says:

    They also say you should push yourself to 65 to 75% of your maximum heart rate, with occasional short bursts of close to maximum, then wind back.

    The breathing comes with time. It has a flow and a rhythm and the pattern will become apparent over time.

  • Digg
  • Delicious
  • Furl
  • Stumble
  • Technorati
  • Yahoo