Thursday, April 23, 2009

Triathlon Training Day 5: 5K Run + Shoulders & Arms

Got up early today with Annie and we started off on a brisk morning run! One of the things I like about the morning runs is that peoples sprinklers are on and it feels just wonderful to get a little misted every now and again!

A few days ago I went to a specialty running store and had them fit me for a pair of new shoes. I ended up with a new pair of Asics and it may possibly be the best money I have ever spent! Seriously, these things were like running on two little fluffy pillows! Here is a big Thank You to all of you guys who told me to get good running shoes in the comments because it was just glorious!

Since I had the added confidence of the new shoes I started very quickly. My first mile was done in 7 mins and 49 secs! Annie said I looked like I was shot out of a cannon! I slowed down a little because my heart rate was at 166BPM at the 1 mile mark and that is higher than the 148-155 aerobic rate I am trying to maintain. I ended up doing the 3.1 miles in 26:19. By far my best time yet. I wanted to keep going but I had to get showered and off to work!

This evening I got home around 7pm, got changed and did Shoulders and Arms. Once again I didn't kill myself because I was a sort of tired and my shoulder is feeling so good, but I still got an excellent workout in! Total calorie burn for the day was 850 -- not to bad!

My nutrition was a little off today. I still ate clean but since I was so busy I missed lunch. I had a power par in place of lunch. So, for dinner I stopped at Subway and got a double meat Turkey on whole wheat with american cheese, lettuce, and fat free honey mustard sauce. Probably about 800 calories but I was starving!

Tomorrow I have another full docket on the books! I should be home around 6pm (hopefully) and I am going to swim then. I also want to do a brick (bike + run) on Saturday but I need to go get a new tube my bike. I am going to try and do that at some point during the day but might have to wait until Saturday and push the Brick back to Sunday!

Thanks for Reading,



  1. Thanks so much for your reply. I started doing p90x not to lose weight, but to tone muscle and try and get my per baby figure back. I am a 27 yr old mom of two beautiful boys... (4yrs old and 20 months.) I am slim, but still need to firm up. I love the p90x, but since I am already slim, most people think I am nuts for doing something so hardcore, especially the diet. But now after 39 days I love eating clean. I have so much more energy! And I don't think you are long-winded, just thorough! Thanks again, and good luck on the tri training!

  2. p90xtreme mama,
    Sounds like you are doing great with P90X! Keep up the great work and good luck on "leaning up". My wife is doing the same thing as you. She is already pretty thin but got that way doing mostly cardio. She has been doing the X to gain a little muscle and she is doing great too!

    Thanks for the well wishes on the Tri -- P90X has really put me in a good position to do this thing!