This Week’s Workouts:Color Me Awesome!
Monday: Five Miles/Abs
Wednesday:8 Miles/Upper Body
Thursday: 6 Mile progression run/Lower Body
Saturday: Personal Training/death hour/whole body destruction/fear
Sunday: COLOR ME RAD 5K:Boston! (http://www.colormerad.com/) There are still people available! Feel free to sign up and have a great time! A LONGGGG SHOWER/Scrubbing=upper body right?
Happy Birthday America!
Today is America’s birthday not mine. So I went out to pound some gravel at the park! There is a good graveled running loop that gets lots of use here so it is a safe and fun place to work out. There is also a playground and fitness trail that lets you get any circuit you could possibly dream of in! This was mine today…
- 1/2 mile warm up
Circuit: Repeat for 3 total sets
- 20 backwards rows
- 20 push ups
- 20 burpees
- 20 squats
- 20 lunges (every other leg)
- 3/4 mile speed run
- 1/2 mile cool down
The weather was sketchy for the first part of the day but then when it brightened up we decided to hit the lake and go for a family kayak! We were nervous about Cooper’s response to the water, the boat, and the unsteadiness of it all. However, after about 10 minutes of unsureness he kicked his feet up and relaxed and sang to himself for the whole ride.
Happy Fourth of July everyone!
B.A.A. Second Annual 10k
Yesterday I ran in the BAA’s second annual 10k event. I have never participated in a BAA race before and had no idea how big they do it up! As soon as I arrived at the Boston Common I was in love! The biggest race I have ever run before was probably a quarter of this size so it was definitely intimidating seeing all those people (most of them who were in INCREDIBLE shape!) getting ready to run.
My number one fan ready to go!
Compulsory before race picture
The weather was absolutely beautiful, 72 and sunny is pretty much ideal for me, and every other person on planet earth. The strong blue and yellows of the BAA logo, I have grown up seeing really pumped me up but also made me a little nervous to finally be a part of it! They did a great job of a 4 minute wave start, since the crowds definitely made the roads more congested than I have ever experienced as it was.
The guy lining up next to me seriously had no shoes on…I am still undecided if this is hardcore or just dumb
I had set a goal to finish the race in 52 minutes since I had read in my Runner’s World magazine earlier in the week that to be considered a “serious” runner you need to be able to do a 5K in 25 minutes. I don’t necessarily believe this but I began to feel a little anxious about others perceptions of me as a runner. My obsessive compulsive self ran me straight to a computer to see what it’s 10k equivalent would be. (I am not making fun of OCD, I actually have clinically diagnosed OCD, GAD, and acute panic disorder to which running is the absolute BEST therapy for me…most of the time :) ) Anyways, it told me about 52min 4 sec. (http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=6765) Therefore setting my goal knowing that I would be breaking all my previous equivalents PR’s in order to do this.
The race was crowded but fairly flat except for a couple of long hills mid race. I loved the fact that at every mile AND km they had mile markers and that they also had water at every mile which was great since mid race the sunny 72 suddenly felt like a death sauna. I found I had a hard time pacing myself because I was so obsessed with my time I ran as hard as I could most of the time which ended up with me struggling right before the 5K marker and the second half in general.
While I was struggling Geoffrey Mutai was already done (27:29) OMG
After mile marker 6 I was just like “GET ME INTO THIS PARK!” but then we had to go around the corner before turning into the park and the finish “runway”. I just decided to suck it up and thought to myself the faster you run the faster your done.
Brian seemed to have an easier time catching me on film than Mutai…weird…
In the end we were presented with a beautiful finishers medal and a really nice mesh t-shirt from adidas. They had a decent spread of food from strawberries and bananas to bagels and granola bars. My stomach was definitely not in the mood to eat too much but I did end up mowing down 1/2 a bagel and a gatorade.
Post race with Coop (who Daddy fed munchkins to while Mommy was running)
In the end I ended up beating (barely) my goal pace but gained a much deeper desire to dominate the Providence Half. Training begins this afternoon. LETS DO THIS!
Kathryn Dasilva Net Time 51:19 Overall 1324/4563 In Gender 414/2535
In Division131/706 Split Time at 5K 25:40
Official race results. I will post pics and a recap of the race later tonight. Right now relaxing at the beach. :)
The king on his throne waiting for daddy to come home from golf so mommy can go on her last training run before the baa10k tomorrow.
4 mile easy
Feeling a bit skeptical about my new Adidas supernovas. Adidas has never been my go to running brand but I’m definitely going to give them a fair two week trial!
Cardio: 6 miles easy
Weights: Back, Biceps and Shoulders 4 Sets of 10-12 REPS
- Bent Over Dumbell Row
- Bicep Curl
- Chin Ups (Pull Up w/ UNDERHAND grip)
- Shoulder Press
- Lat Pull Down
- Inverted Rows
Just posted my fastest outdoor run ever! Went out for an easy five and was feeling good so I figured I’d give it my best! Upping my caloric intake has definitely helped me workout harder and increased my stamina without adding any extra weight. I feel if anything it has made it more stable because it has helped prevent me from having as many “bad” days since I feel so much more satisfied! I recommend finding your perfect caloric intake instead of the general 1200 calorie diet. It has made a world of difference for me!
Great video from blogilates on the topic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUybMyx4KBM