NIke Half training weeks 6 & 7- ready to go!

24 Mar

I am really good at training, not so good at blogging about it. I have had an amazing two weeks taking a couple of new cross training classes to keep things from getting boring.
I went to an aerobic vinyasa flow class at I.Am.You Studio. It was the most kick ass yoga session I have ever had. I will definitely be going back.
I also went back to Swerve fitness for another spin class. I was able to get less focused on the technology and just pedaled the heck out of my ride.

I managed to let my immune system get way out of whack.. too much sugar ( i.e margaritas) and lack of sleep on the weekends combined with long runs caught up with me. I have had to really focus on my nutrition and restorative exercise to get things back on track.
As a result, I did not get in the running miles I needed, but I walked my 10, 000 steps each day.
I need to work on the social/work/exercise/sleep/blog/craft/life balance.

Anyone else have that struggle?

Week 6
ran 21 miles
Swerve spin class
21 day fitness workouts ( 10 )

Week 7
ran 10 miles
Zumba master class – amazing one hour of kick ass rumba
I am You yoga class
Pilates mat class

Starting this next week, I will begin my practice races, I have a 5 K this Saturday, and 10 K next Saturday.
It will be nice to run with a crowd 🙂

Nike training update, skipped week 4 here is 5

09 Mar

Week four I missed my update. I ran 12 miles and had the last if our office Zumba classes at work but nothing else really to report.
This past week, my training has been more consistent because yeah ! We are out if February and just flipping the page on the calendar put a real pep in my commitment !
Today was my longest run to date 8 miles and I felt awesome. Running around South Norwalk as all this snow melts did prove challenging but it was nice to take in some sea air 🙂
The #21 day challenge workouts every morning at 5:30am have given me awesome 30 minute cross training exercises. I have to think this is giving me the knee and IT band strength I will need to get through the race successfully. The meal plan part of the plan is crazy for a runner in training. 1,200 calories do not work for me. I am eating more like 1,600. I can see how if you needed to lose inches along with the plan you would be shredding inches each week!

Here is this weeks breakdown
Ran 16 miles still working on hitting that 9-10 minute pace goal.
Piloxing class
21 days workouts ( days 7-14)
Meal plan containers
Meal plan containers
If you are interested in learning more about the 21 day challenge you can click here.

Have a great week,

Nike training Week Three- Gotta get organized!

23 Feb


This was another great week with the Nike Training plan. Like I have said in previous posts. This Lady loves a plan. I have been using the Nike training app on my iphone and the armband while treadmill running. It does read about a half mile longer in distance than the treadmill but I am running more for time anyway. I have found that if I can commit to a solid hour of running that keeps me sane.
I did some speed work and that really got my heart pumping!
For cross training, I had a great opportunity with my co workers at Swerve fitness. We had a great time and it was an amazing workout. The facility is very nice and the staff is wonderful. If you are in the Flat Iron district in NYC your should check it out, if you want a team mate, let me know and I will go with you!

Tomorrow I am beginning a 21 day fix from Team Beachbody its a food and fitness plan. It looks amazing. NO CALORIE COUNTING. It comes with these containers and you eat what fits inside them. You get a certain number of containers based on the total number of calories you get all day. ( so i guess there is calorie counting, you have to figure out how many you need in a day) There is a great 30 minute workout to do each day. The workouts include cardio, yoga and pilates. It looks great and just up my alley. I will continue my running as well.

18 miles run
P90X Core synergistics
Swerve Cycling class
P90X ab ripper

Wondering what happened to Piloxing? Well with 50 inches of snow on the ground you would think it was just a matter of time before I would fall and hurt myself on my commute from Grand Central to my office. I am happy to say to date, I have not fallen outside. I did however slip outside the elevator INSIDE my office and sprained my left wrist breaking the fall. I cannot wear my piloxing gloves or use weights for two weeks. Crazy huh?


Nike Women’s Half Training week two

16 Feb

I have to admit that I love a training plan. It’s just great to have it all laid out in front of you. This week the weather was outrageous so running outside was not an option so it was the treadmill.
I even gave up on Soul Cycle because I didn’t want to stay in the city too late with the extended commute. So onto plan B.

Beachbody_logoPlan B has been Team Beachbody. I have been having a great experience with their suite of workout products (P90X) and they are awesome. I have ordered the 21 day challenge and it’s expected this week. I will keep you updated on this on.

Run- 17 miles ( average pace 10:30 )
P90X- a ripper X
Piloxing class

This week I really need to introduce some speed training. I have never committed to that before but this time around I will.

See you next week,


Meg’s Miles

18 Jan

Today I joined runners around the country in running in memory of Meg Menzies a mother of three who was killed on Jan 13 by a drunk driver when she was out on her morning run in Ashland Va.
Running for Meg united the community in support of her family and helped raise awareness of the drunk driving problem her in our country.
I was proud to be part of the effort.

5 miles
5 miles