Archive for January, 2010
I think it comes a time for every runner to start seriously tracking his/her runs and time. I am using this half-marathon as my inspiration to get better. I had been running with a few iPhone apps as my motivation. It started as a mean to know how far can I run. Now I know how fast I can run.
It is time to take it to the next level. I’ve started implementing speed drills into my running routine. I understand better about different concepts of running, now that I actually have ran enough times. And the biggest motivation of all, I want to do this half marathon in 1:50. That’s my current 10K pace. Still quite a way to go before qualifying for Boston, but everyone has to start somewhere.
I am excited about this the Training Workouts.
Training Workouts (Pro only)
Time-based, distance-based, and interval training workouts can be completed using voice guidance through your headphones. You can program them before you set out, and the audio cues will coach you through your workout.
If you use an iPhone, download the Free version. I think the website is clean and easy to use. I love how they do your actual split for you as well so you can compare.
It is not easy to get started on an exercise routine. I know. And it is even harder to get help, aka a trainer. And when you actually find the trainer that you like, you pretend he/she is your friend. Bad idea. I am not suggesting that you don’t make conversation with your trainer, but I am saying that the training hour you guys spend together should be about you and your health and wellness. Not about his/her weekend, or the 3D movie you watched last night. (You should mention the popcorn you had in the theatre though.)
The the Type As tends to want to control every situation. I know! (Yes, I admit it). However, when you are working out with a trainer, remember you hired him/her because it is their area of expertise. That is why they do what they do.
I’ve became good friends with my trainer, but not really until we were out of the gym. If you hired them, trust them. And yes, I want 20 pushups now.
If you haven’t notice, I’ve taken a bit of hiatus. So here’s a little update. No, I haven’t fallen off the wagon. LOL. I am actually running about 35-45K a week along with 2-3 lifting sessions. I did the Resolution Run. It’s a 5K run. My next goal is a half marathon at the Mississauga Run. And if all goes well, the Toronto Harbourfront Marathon. So what’ s your goal? I find that it keeps me motivated through the year.