Marching into March: Exercise Challenge!

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by mrsdrake625, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. mrsdrake625

    mrsdrake625 DIS Veteran

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    Awesome job everyone!! Still a whole week left to finish out our goals... or if you're Disneymagicmomma, go for 200%! (Probably should make a new color for that one).

    40 mins for me today. Hal Hidgon told me it was time to run a 5k "test" in order to get ready for the real thing (one month away!!). Amazingly, I was actually nervous today thinking about it, right up to driving over to the neighborhood I run in. And nobody was even there to watch! :confused3 The goal was to learn from the experience and prepare better for race day.

    I learned: I went out WAAAY to fast (nerves?), and I need to not have twice as much coffee as normal on race day. Buzzzzz!! My HR was through the roof.

    I also took MRSAR and Figment1990's advice about the Garmin, thanks! Much better experience this time, fully charged and I started the "search" while I stretched and warmed up.

    The good part is that having that out of the way now, the "real" one will not be so intimidating. I hope. Last time I ran a 5k was less than ten years ago but it's still been a while. I never trained properly for that 5k, so my only goal for this one was to beat that 5k time (having actually trained this time) and I managed to "PR" in the test run, so a good omen so far. Guess Hal knows what he's doing! Don't know if I should hope to run even faster on race day or just "see what happens" but either way, I'm much healthier than I was before and that should be enough.

    (I'm using the 5k Intermediate, slightly modified, and I really like it. Challenging but realistic.)
     
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  3. Debbie19

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    45 minutes walking

    445/1000

    Debbie
     
  4. 2TxAgs

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    Congrats to all the WISH green folks - yay!

    I ran/walked 5.5miles today in honor of my running buddy who ran her first half marathon today - woohoo for her! It was my longest distance to date, so I'm feeling pretty good about my effort too. :-)

    GoofyPredsFan - after my run, I stopped at MickeyDs for an ice cream sundae, so you weren't the only one to waste a bit of the effort. On the other hand, we should be allowed an occasionaly reward, huh?

    Mrsdrake - hahaha on the coffee - I thought rather than the buzz you were going to stay that you were looking for portapotty.


    3/22 - 35 minutes at the fitness center (treadmill and bike)
    3/23 - 84 minutes run/walk

    726/800
     
  5. Dis*Mom

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    Thank you for the response Figment - makes me feel better about my numbers. I'm just going to try and fit in minutes when I can and not stress about my totals :)
     
  6. Figment1990

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    Mrsdrake-
    Thanks for updating tonight and congrats on your run. Your post just reminded me so much of myself last year that I had to post. I didn't "do sports" in school or anything, just dance and ice skating and majorette, so this foray into running in races was a total departure for me last year. I used to get nervous about performing but I figured that was because other people were watching. I was totally not expecting the nerves I felt before every new long training run! I mean, no one was watching, no one was timing (except for me)? But every other weekend i'd bounce around the house checking the weather every other minute, untangling my iPod headphones and generally feeling nervous. I don't know why! I guess it's because it was new and I wanted to do it well, after all, I wasnt planning to just go back out and run 12 more miles in a few days if this didn't go well. But it did prepare me for my pre-race jitters. My nerves were still there. The adrenaline was still pumping on race day. Especially in the moments before the start of my corral. But at least I knew that I could handle those nerves bc they had happened in practice.

    I also think one of the most valuable things you can learn in training is to not go out too fast. That single thing can affect your experience so much. Trust your training. That's my mantra.

    Now let's see if I can remember all that in 6 weeks when I do my first 5k!

    Good luck on your race!!!
     
  7. JimB.

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    80 minutes cardio yesterday
     
  8. araes2102

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    No formal exercise today, went to the Renaissance Festival though :) I was walking around for about 8 hours, my BodyMedia armband said I was active for 2 hours. But I'm not going to count those as exercise minutes just wanted to let you know I wasn't MIA, just taking a day off :)
     
  9. fitgirl36

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    30 minutes on the spin bike

    697/650
     
  10. KateB

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    Adding another hour and 10 minutes

    840/1000

    Getting so close...
     
  11. Desiree

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    50 minutes on the elliptical yesterday brings me to 1064/1400
     
  12. GoofyPredsFan

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    I know exactly what you mean! The hard part I have is learning how much is too much. I know I can't deny myself everything because then I'll just be miserable or go overboard later, but I have to learn that moderation is key! For myself anyways, it's much harder than it sounds, but I'm working on it. :thumbsup2 Good luck to you!
     
  13. Dis*Mom

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    yesterday 45 minutes walking
    today 30 minutes walking & 10 minutes strength training

    800/1000
     
  14. C_leen

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    Elliptical 35 min this am. 505/620. Then major snowfall and I shoveled half of our driveway, 20 min so now 525/620.
     
  15. indygirl99

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    Friday worked so just my 15 min core and stability balls situps

    Saturday 90 min run/walk. I learned there is a reason the lion runs for his food and then takes a nap AFTER he eats. Went out for BBQ and then went for my run. Not a good idea. That was a loooong 90 min.

    Today 60 min walk Helped crew a half marathon and DH and I walked to our aid station and back. Plus I did alot of pacing at the aid station. 45 degrees is great to run in but gets darn cold standing and handing out gatorade and water.

    New total 1380/1200


    Dis*mom don't stress over getting your mins in, do what you can and make a goal to push a few more mins each month. I work 12 hr shifts so only 3 days a week AND all the kids are out of the house + I am training for a half marathon so it is easier for me to get the minutes in. Life is so much different with no kids in the house. :scratchin

    Mrsdrake you asked what new sport we wanted to try. I am in the process of getting a bike and relearning to ride. DH has been so great about my running that it is time for me to reciprocate and do some bike rides with him. If you see a pink pillsbury doughboy on a bike in the Pacific Northwet that will be me wrapped in bubblewrap so I don't get hurt when I fall down. :rotfl2:

    I also signed up for a ChiRunning workshop to learn how to run better.
     
  16. Dis*Mom

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    Indygirl, thank you for your words of support. I will keep pushing forward, and I know it will be different without kids in the house. I cherish the time I have right now with my family :)
     
  17. Figment1990

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    30 min cardio/strength - 725/800
     
  18. GoofyPredsFan

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    30 minutes C25K

    780/1000

    Thank you ;)
     
  19. indygirl99

    indygirl99 Choose Happiness

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    Yeah I don't know what happened. :confused3 I blinked and those darned kids grew up and are now adults giving me grandkids. :flower3:

    I don't plan to ever blink again. Maybe the grands will stay little for longer?
     
  20. Chicago262

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    An hour WERQ class this afternoon brings me to:

    1920/2013 :lovestruc
     
  21. araes2102

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    Had a great day and surpassed my goal!

    40 mins strength
    35 mins crosstrainer
    35 mins swimming with kiddos

    1390/1300 :banana:
     

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