Monday, January 12, 2009


So guess what?.. I ran tonight on the treadmill and there was no shin pain at all :)

I guess the exercises are paying off. I warmed up at a nice brisk pace for 5 mins. Then I ran 90 seconds and then walked 90 seconds x4. After that I cooled down for 5. Heart rate was pretty good too. Max was 163 average was 137. I kept at a slow pace around 5.0 but it felt so good. It was all I could do to not keep going, but I didn't want to push too far too fast. I really want to do this right so I can run some of the 5k if not all of it in March. I think I can make it to that point :)

I'll be running with you all soon enough :) I can't wait :)


greentigress said...

I can't wait to be running with them all either!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am working on a 5k near enough the same time as you and my sis is running with me on the 5k who is much fitter but has never run much!!! so we won't race each other but will run together should be so good!

WendyBird said...

Keep it up! I'm so glad your shins are better. Hips were my next problem as my runs got longer so if you start doing some hip exercises now you might skip that :-)

Winnston said...

That's excellent Stan. We really have to watch the poundng that running involves.

Have you been doing anything on the eliptical or bike? I have been doing alot of that lately. Good cardio and no impact. Seems like the best way for big guys to burn a lot of calories without impact.
Also, it sounds to me like your heart rate for this workout is in a good spot. You are in the fat burning zone there. I just did a workout tonight and my average was 142bpm and my max was 157. Pretty comparable rate to yours.

As for running in the 5k, you just need to keep doing what you are doing. You are doing all the right things. Remember, it is only mid January.

2009 has just started, and it looks like 2009 is going to be your year.

Stan said...

Yes, I do the Elliptical a lot. Although I recently backed off on that and have been doing more treadmill and bikes. Seems like right before Christmas I plateaued. So I siwtched up for awhile to keep my muscles confused. I am going to start doing more here in the next few days. Kinda stepping it up a notch (and really its not cause of our contest, it's just time to step it up). My biggest problem now is my legs aren't as strong as I would like them to be. But I am working on that and I am hoping the stair climbs and the hill climbs I am going to start doing are going to increase those a lot.

We will get there Mike, I read a comment once and I wish I could find it but they said, it took years to get your body into the bad shape it is in. Don't expect it to be fixed overnight. Keep at it and time will fix it all.

As for the 5k, I am doing it no matter what. I would like to run the while thing but I expect there may be some walking in there if I need to. I have until the end of the summer for the be with my wife. And that is only to run another 5k. I know I can make that one.

Tanya said...

Good job Stan-you're doing fantastic-keep up the good work!