I can’t believe that I’m about 2 weeks away from my Faster 5 km race! This April 4th race will help me achieve two more goals for this year: Run a 5 Km race; Improve my 5 Km race time. I’m definitely getting excited about the race. I just hope that I don’t suffer another cold!
One thing I have to work on besides my running is my eating habits. I feel that I am sabotaging my workouts constantly by eating foods that are not so healthy. With my increase in exercise, I need to fuel my body more. When I’m not properly prepared with a lunch bag full of healthy snacks for work, I often walk to the convenient store across the street during my work breaks and buy my two go-to snacks: Chips and Chocolate (I like to eat salty and sweet snacks together).
I must eat when I’m hungry in order to avoid getting hangry, but the lack of healthy options is terrible. Especially right now, during Easter, when they have one of my favorite treats, Cadbury’s Easter Cream eggs.
I tried to do some research to see if the new plastic packaging is any more or less environmental friendly than the old foil wrapping. All articles were on the outrage in the U.K. about the changed recipe that Canada was spared! Thank you for that! I still have no answer about the new soft plastic shell packaging. What are your thoughts on foil vs. plastic as packaging?
OK, back to this week’s training:
Here was Week 2’of Training Looked Like
Just to recap the zones:
Blue zone: Easy pace, good for warm-ups & cool downs
Green Zone: Medium Pace, my regular running pace
Yellow Zone: Difficult Pace, used to improve your cardio strength
Red Zone: Maximum Effort , about 90% of your sprint pace
Tuesday – 45 min interval training I was recovering from my cold – rest day
Thursday– 30 min interval training Still recovreing – more resting
Sunday 30 min yellow interval workout
Yay, I was feeling better today so I proceeded with my training plan. This was a very difficult workout. As you can see in the graph below, I had a difficult time staying in my zones. Here is a little disclaimer, the zones that I am using for this training plan are the default zones and are not customized to my speed. When selecting my “Faster 5 Km” training plan, I selected the slowest option which was for people how are already running a 5 km in 24 minutes and are working towards a faster 5 Km. My PR is 26:28 so these zones are quite fast for me, but I’m hoping they will help me achieve my ultimate goal, to run a 5 Km under 25 minutes.
|miCoach Yellow Interval Workout|
Motivate Me Monday
Here is what I’m anticipating to do this week:
Tuesday – 30 min easy run
Thursday– 45 min progressive run
Saturday or Sunday 30 min red sprint intervals
OK, back to Cadbury’s Easter Cream Eggs, you now know what my favorite treat is, what is your favorite Easter treat?