Tag: training

Not According to Plan: Week 1 of Half Marathon Training

As you might already know, week one of my half marathon training did not necessarily start on the right foot. After anticipating the official start of my 12 week program, I soon realized that it was not the strong week I was imagining. Here is a breakdown of what my week looked like: Day 1:

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Time to start training…but not yet

For my first half marathon, I printed out my 12 week plan, tapped it on my bedroom wall and surrounded it by motivational sayings and clippings of workout moves from my fav health and fitness magazines. This time around, I looked into a few different training plans, but after upgraded my MapMyRun to the MVP

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My Road to the Big Race: Part 2 – RACE DAY

Saturday, March 29, 2013, I woke up energized as if someone shot adrenaline right into my veins. The night before, I made sure I did 30-minutes of yoga stretches for runners and would stretch again before the race. Grabbing a bagel with a teaspoon of peanut butter and a banana, I was ready to hit

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My Road to the Big Race: Part 1

My running journey began by not running as a child. In the fifth grade, I joined the track team, but it didn’t qualify me as a runner— not because I was ten-years-old —but because I barely even ran. My specialty was 400-meter walks that took precise movements of heal, toe, heal, toe. When I won

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Motivation Monday

Monday is probably the most hated day of the week, but if we change our perspective, than Monday can be the best day to start up a new healthy habit or pick up healthy behaviors after weekend “cheat days.” Starting of a new week making positive choices will make you stick with your program or

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Marathon training reduces CVD risk

Although it is easy to assume that running lowers your risk from various heart diseases, there has been conflicting research when it comes to male runners heart health. Recently there has been a rise of middle-aged male runners dying from heart attacks during marathons. Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal reported that no matter how much

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Recharge Your Run

Running the same routine can become boringly predictable. A change in scenery can go a long way when you wish to power up your run. Switching up your normal routine will introduce different elevations, surfaces, and you may feel inspired for longer or faster distances. All of these factors will make you a better runner.

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