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Fitness/weight goals for 2014
1) STAY INJURY FREE!!!
2) Get to 189 lbs by the end of July 2014...and stay there (as of 4-25-14 was at 203 lbs)
3) Complete Ironman Chattanooga in under 14 hours
4) Break 4 hours in a stand alone marathon (Goal race=Rocket City 12/13/14)
5) 4,500 total overall miles for the year:
Swim: 100 miles
Bike: 3,000 miles
Run: 1,400 miles
Run the race God set B4U
Champions are made when no one is watching
Definately if your going to lift you want to do some kind of a warm up first (run a mile or two, or ride the bike, or elipitical -however you spell it)...
But I think the problem comes if your planning on lifting heavy and also want to run 5 or 6 on the same day....at which time I would recommend you do first what is more important to you. I would normally run my normal 5 or 6 miles and then lift, but I might poop out when trying to lift....but for me that is better the lifting heavy and then getting too tired to run.....
A Saucy Wench
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
2010 results: Muskoka long course: 2km-55km-15km- 1st in age group (qualified for Ironman Canada), 4th female amateur overall; Smith Falls triathlon- first female overall; 5 km Canada Day running race- 20:42 (fourth female overall). My first pure running race! Quinte triathlon 1.5-40km-10km Second female overall; Ktown triathlon -first female overall (2km-55km-15km) Mt Forest triathlon (500-20km-5km) 1st female overall; Brockville triathlon (750-20-5km) 1st place female overall
2011 results: (Racing with Piriformis syndrome-ouch) Sydenham Triathlon- 1st female overall; Peterborough Triathlon-4th female (out of 185)and 1st in age group.....
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
TRIing to beat the heat!
I do weights separately so that it won't affect my swim, bike and run workouts since my weights are supposed to be supplementary to them. I space them out so if I do a long run in the am, I may do upper body weights later in the day/evening type thing. Just a thought.....
Sub-1:42 for half marathon √ (1:41 at Disney, Jan '12)
Sub-22 for 5k √ (21:51 in Sept '12)
BQ for marathon- FAIL
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