Posts Tagged ‘run

21
Feb
16

Feb Freezefest 5k

Yesterday I did my second race of the year. I also did this race for the first time last year. This year was much better, better weather, better time (2015-25:00 2016-24:46) so overall a great race. Also spreading the awareness of Epilepsy one race as at a time! Team Z wearing the purple!

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#TeamZbeattheE

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22
Jan
16

Fun Fact Friday

Well since I have a run tomorrow, here is a Running Fun Fact.

“The fastest mile was run by Moroccan, Hitcham El Guerrouj in 3:43:13 in 1999. Interestingly enough, the second fastest record holder is the 2nd place winner of the same race.”

The other day I thought my 6:59 mile was a fast run, I can’t even imagine running that fast for one mile. It would be awesome if I could get my running speed average closer to 7-7:30 minute miles. Oh well, just keep running I guess. Tomorow I just have the 5k goal of beating 25:54 as that was the time I had last year at this Amana Freezer 5k. It was a lot warmer last year, but maybe the cold will make me run faster! 

20
Jan
16

Work Out Wedneaday

Well I have got my registration all set and ready to go for the Pigman Sprint Triathlon. This will be number 4.

Here is the past three years times.
2013 my first year

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2014- Year 2 shaved off 5 minutes

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Last Year, still a better time, but could have done better.

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This year I have made it a goal of doing a lot more swimming, minimum of twice a week. So far its been good, need to get better at breathing during the swim, but its a work on progress. My other goal is to get the end 5k run down the 24-25 minutes that I usually do when I just run 5ks. Also I need to get the transition between swim and bike faster, so will be practicing that come spring.

This is a great first time Triathlon for anyone to TRI!

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16
Jan
16

Something Saturday’s

As I have mentioned before I am trying to run outside once a week, for at least 3 miles. Today though was fricken cold, I made it two miles before I felt like I was gonna freeze my balls off….literally.

I found this saying today:

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This is 100% through, I thought I dressed appropriately, but did not. I got some warm running tips and will use those ideas next time. Last year I ran at least 1 5k a month and throughout that entire year today was my coldest run I have ever done. I believe it was 9° outside with a “RealFeal” of -13°. So it was cold.

Next time the layers of clothing will be better thought out.

06
Jan
16

Work Out Wednesday (Amana Freezer)

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Last yea I had a goal to run a 5k race each month. Jan 24th I ran the Amana Freezer 5k. I got a decent time for being in the cold, but it was actually decent weather out.

This year I’ll be signing up for this race again, and if you are looking to do a 5k race in January I’d recommend this race. Time to beat is 25:54

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Now I just need to work on my Race Theme. Last year I did a different Superhero for every race.

10
Mar
14

Week of the 5K’s

This past week I have ran more miles than ever. From Sunday to Saturday I ran 4- 5K’s (28:37 to my quickest one of 25:52) and I ran 1 Mile before cycling class on Saturday (7:26 not my fastest, but one of them). Total of 10 miles in a week and my legs felt pretty solid. With the weather warming up now (hopefully for good) I am looking to get some miles outside in because everyone can admit treadmills are BORING! I plan to in the next few months to head out to Palo, IA where the Triathlon is and do some practice runs to work on the course and get my times quicker. Last year I had a goal to finish my first Triathlon in under 2 hours, which I did at 1:40:13 as the official time. Now I got a time to beat… 

Swimming:11:29 (like to get it under 11 minutes)
Transition 1: 3:40 (think it took me too much time to get the damn wet-suit off, so plan to practice this to get it under 3 minutes…one thing to remember this year is after I swim to run to bike even though I am tried I need to hustle more)
Bike: 53:28 (I know I can get this time under, I didn’t factor in the wind and I went slower than I usually can so I could save my legs for the run, but after doing it I felt I could have gone faster)
Transition 2: 2:31 (I was pretty quick at this, but still think I could be a little faster ad getting the shoes changed.)
Run: 29:03 (I think now that I have gotten a time under 26 minutes I can get this down as well. My overall pace was kind of slow and I think the last miles I could have went balls to the wall and just finished. 

I think if I can shaved off the seconds to minutes I have above I would like to try and finish under 1:30:00. One thing I will consider is my bike placement, I will try to have my stuff on the outside for let fight with the crowd of getting my bike. Maybe have it closer to the swimming part since it took me longer to get to my bike last year.

I am ready for this year, have better and bigger goals to accomplish! 

BRING ON THE TRI!!!

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21
Jan
14

TWO a DAYS

This year I feel that I need to kick it not into high gear, but EXPLOSIVE gear. I have done it again…NOT sure how it happens (would like to think it’s muscle) but I was 200 in Jan-2013 and now Jan-2014 I am at 204. Funny thing is I was down to like 183 lbs back in July. My goal is to get to 170 lbs before my 2nd Triathlon. I have taken some eating habits as necessary steps for this goal. 1st. I have continued to give up sweets (candy, cookies, cake, etc…) the only sweet all of last year I allowed myself was 3 things…A. Frozen Yogurt (with fruit on top), B. Plain Vanilla ice cream, and C. Dark Chocolate covered almonds. This year I have continued this trend, except I am adding PIE back to the table, because honestly, last year on RAGBRAI I didn’t have one slice and usually I have 1-2 per day. So…PIE is back on the table, but everything else I will continue to go without. 2nd. I have decided to go ALL year without fried food (tenderloins, fries, fried green beans, fries pickles, fried..ANYTHING) **Except I don’t count chips, some people say those are fried too…but I mean more like deep battered and fried food or aka BAR food** It has only been 21 days, and so far so good on the fried food, but the struggle will be when the BAR HOP Bicycle Part Rides start happening… Well, got off topic there, but the 3rd thing I will do to get more out of my exercise is by adding Two-A-Days to my workout routine. I have started a new lifting schedule of Mon/Wed I do Upper Body Lifts and Tues/Thurs I do lower body lifts. I am liking the routine. The Friday I do my cycling class with an instructor that KICKS MY ASS each time, Saturday I do Cycling class or just cardio, and Sundays I try to get in a Triathlon at the gym (Run/Bike/Swim). Now I will be adding some more running and swimming to my schedule. I will go back Tues/Thurs to run some at least 1-3 miles and then swim 10-15-20 laps. Wednesday I will go to Cycling class and get my ass kicked some more! I think the added cardio will help.

Overall the number 1 thing I need to do is Binge….Eating. I have a small problem when I am home, bored, watching TV of eating pointless snacks (some maybe healthy) but I eat 2-3 snacks mainly because I am bored. THIS IS A MUST QUIT for me…I need to stop this and get into finding an activity to do when I get snack hungry. (Advice? Tips? Comments? are always welcome!)  

HAHA I Saw this…Maybe this should be my Motivation Poster! 

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