I figured I need to write a post on my running.
As weird as it is for me to say I am a runner. I am an athlete. My whole life I have hated running. I'm not fast. I'm not winning races but I do love Disney and I love running disney races so I do it.
I subscribe to the Jeff Galloway run-walk-run method which is counter-intuitive at first. How can u go faster by walking? But the more research I did, the more it really does work!
I have been doing this for almost two full years now and love it! I usually do an interval of 3 min running to 1 min walking. When I train, I do 1:30 running to 30 sec walking to increase my endurance.
I only run 3 days a week. I always run tues and thurs mornings for 3 miles which usually take me 35-40 min depending on lights and speed (I usually average 12-13
Min miles). When I'm in race mode,I do long runs on the weekends ranging from 5-13 miles depending on where I am in my training. When I'm not in race mode, I usually do 3-4 miles on the weekend.
I'm in race mode now for sure. The Disneyland half is Labor Day weekend! So soon! So this weekend is our 11 mile run, the farthest I have gone since jan. I have a lot of races coming up so I have to stay positive.
This race will be different for me. I am doing the Dumbo Challenge which is a 10k on Saturday morning and half marathon on Sunday. Training for a double race has been challenging and very tiring. I have realized the Importance of stretching every day and also fueling my body correctly. When I eat crap, I feel like crap and my runs are hard. When I eat clean, I feel good and my runs are good.
I try to up my whole grain carb intake when I have long runs because the best way to build the strength. I have been trying to eat a lot more fruits and vegetables the last few weeks and it has been working. I feel much better and have continued to lose weight.
I have also kept my protein rate high as well through meats, nuts, beans and Greek yogurt. Same with fiber.
And I can't forget water. With it being so hot in the summer, I have to increase my water intake as well. The side effect of more water is I have to pee so much! But at least to its good
That's all for now. I will write after my run what we ate before and after and how we hydrated.
Dumbo at Disneyland-September
LA rock n roll-October
Tinkerbell at Disneyland-January
Glass slipper challenge (10k and half)-febuary
LA marathon?? In march-I need to decide on this