Training Session 1 – in the Books!

In my last post I shared that I caved to ‘peer pressure’ and I’m doing the Beauty and the Beach 5 mile race on November 3rd in Long Branch.  It is a walk / run.  I have a lot of my boot camp friends joining me and my college roommate and her daughter in for the fun too.  I’m really looking forward to it.

Last Friday over lunch, I bought some new kicks.  A nice pair of Asics (reminds my of college – my sneaker of choice back in the day).  See – aren’t they pretty?  And my friend, Tracy, pointed out that they are PSU colors too (totally pulled that off by accident)!New Kicks

I didn’t make it to boot camp today so I thought it would be a great time to start my training program.  My trainer suggested I start out slow – which is exactly what I did – 2 minutes of walking; 20 seconds jogging.  I used the gymboss on my i-Phone (although the alarm was almost impossible to hear over my music) for 10 rounds and I completed 2 sets so 40 (-) minutes of walking and about 6+ minutes of jogging (near the end I added on longer running segments) so maybe it turned into 30 minutes of walking and 10 minutes of jogging (total time:  52 minutes, 5,218 steps, 2.907 miles and avg HR 141 / Max 167).  What was the verdict?  I didn’t hate it.  I really loved the countdown/switching to walking / jogging and liked when I pushed myself to run a little bit more.  My knee seemed to hold up pretty good – my arches not so much.  They were definitely bothering me.  Seemed to get a bit better as I went.  I did a short cool down and stretched – taking off my sneakers was killer.  I just got done icing my arches and I think the golf ball will be my new best friend for a while (note to self – warm up and stretch the arches more).

So in the end, I’m glad I’m doing this event in November.  I think it is something I need to do for me and I’m glad the first training session is in the books! 🙂



  1. Anna · August 20, 2012

    Patience with the arches. I’m very excited for you. 🙂

    • keepingupwithkate91 · August 20, 2012

      Thanks Anna. I will be patient. I’m excited too. And thanks for your support as always (and pushing me!).

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