Posts Tagged "race for the cure"

Couch to 5k: I Think I Have A Plan!

I’ve been struggling with how to fit in some of my c25k running sessions with my ongoing committment to ChaLEAN Extreme. I don’t want to overdo things, so it’s been a trial and error process.

I think I’ve finally figured out what I’m going to do. I changed the order I do my CE workouts. Instead of doing cardio (Burn It Off! or Fat Burn Challenge) on Saturday, I’m moving that workout to Tuesday. So, weather permitting, I’ll plan to run that day instead of those DVDs. Mon/Wed/Fri strength workouts will remain the same.

Now, I have toyed with what to do on Thursday. I really enjoy the Burn or Get Lean Intervals workout, and don’t want to double-up the cardio on that day by adding a run in addition to ChaLEAN’s tapes. So, for right now, I’m going to leave that day as is. It’s the most intense cardio burning workout I do right now.

So, Saturday – the day that used to be a ChaLEAN cardio day, is now a designated running day. And when I’m done, I’ll do the Recharge DVD to wind down for the weekend. Sunday is my new, and only, day off now. I almost feel like running isn’t that hard on my body, so I don’t mind having one less day off. Of course, judging on how I feel, I may take another rest day here or there, but for now, this is my plan!

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Registration Open for Columbus Komen Race

I lamented last year about missing the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” 5k here in Columbus. Last year, I didn’t even start the Couch to 5k plan until the month after the race took place.

I hope to be ready this year, and registration is open for the race, taking place on May 16th in downtown C-Bus.

The major obstacle this year will be readiness, but for a different reason. Since I’m currently doing the ChaLEAN Extreme program, that will occupy my workout time until the very beginning of May. That leaves me with just a couple of weeks to get up-to-speed; pun intended.

I’m not so sure about doubling up the CE workouts with a refresher c25k course in order to be ready. I don’t want to overdo things and risk an injury. But at the same time, I should be in tip top shape; just not running shape. I wonder if it’s even going to make that much of a difference.

Local station 10TV’s Commit to be Fit 5k race is May 2 downtown. I’m thinking I might do that just to gauge my fitness and then I can decide how to train for the next couple of weeks leading up to the Komen Race on the 16th. I like to be ready on race day!

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