Running

Workout for the off-season

I have come up with a new workout routine. Still doing some running, but adding elliptical as it will be easier when the weather is bad (I have 1 in my living room). I also will be riding my bike, weather permitting of course.

STWM 2011 - Race Report

Had an ok sleep. Woke up around 3:15 to go to the bathroom. Woke up again around 5:45am and just layed there like a zombie until the alarm went off at 6am. Got up and forced myself to eat a banana & a bagel with a glass of water. Went back to bed until about 6:50. Got up and got dressed. I always leave out all my clothes because I have a tendency to be forgetful and clumsy early in the morning. My mom was 15 minutes early so she helped me get some stuff together. I had everything ready to go and we were off.

Running for the Assaulted Women's Helpline

Less then 5 weeks to the marathon. (32 days as of this writing.)

This week & next week will be my peak weeks of training. 3 hour long runs on Sundays. Craziness!

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2011

I have officially signed up for my 2nd marathon. I will be raising money for the Assaulted Women's Helpline. You can sponsor me online here.

This is the 4th time I have run for this charity. It's a great cause.

Around the Bay

I ran my 1st Around the Bay today. Now I only ran the last 15km as I did the relay with a friend. It was the last 1/2 that I did and it was crazy hilly. Although the 1st few hills weren't too bad, it was the last 2 hills that killed my achilles heals. Specifically the last hill, known as "Reaper's Hill". I ran up the hill. Ok, more like a jog but I didn't walk it. When I got up to the top and started running a little faster I could feel some kind of pull in my achilles heal on both legs. Not good. I had to slow down even though the last 3 km is a slight decline.

1st Marathon Complete

I ran my 1st marathon today! Some how I managed to survive. Not sure how yet. I have to give credit to the little girls passing out bananas on Queen st. I think that saved my ass.

Here is the runkeeper map. Unfortunately my GPS went out on me around 25km, so I had to stop & restart Runkeeper as it crashed on me. So the times aren't accurate but the final time & routing are correct.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is tomorrow!!

I will be running my 1st marathon tomorrow. I'm a little nervous, but not as nervous as my 1st half-marathon last year. My nerves aren't about getting there and being on time like last year, but more "am I going to finish this thing". That's where I am a little scared. Yes, I've done all the training but I'm afraid my body will give out on me. Just need to make sure my body is well rested before the run.

One Week to Marathon!

I have 1 week until the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! I'm a little nervous, but just going to take it easy this week in my training.

A reminder that I will be running for the Assaulted Women’s Helpline.

Longest run ever!

I ran my longest run yesterday. I ran just over 20 miles. It was slow & painful. I ran slow at the beginning so my time was really slow (4 hours & 18 minutes & 28 seconds!), but I believe it allowed me to finish the 20 mi. Don't think I would have been able to finish it if I had run my regular 7 minutes/km.

Here is the mapped out run from Runkeeper:

Runner's Workout

I use the application iFitness on my iPhone 3G. I use it to keep track of my workouts as well as the reps & sets that I did per workout. In it is a great runner's workout. I have found the same exercises in other runner's workouts so I would like to share it with you.

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