Sunday, May 12, 2013

Getting ready for a 10k run (strength building week 5 - 2475 minutes)

Conquer Philippines Run 2013After the 2nd Cobra-PDBF International Club Crew Challenge Bohol Edition,  I decided to run actively to help assess my strength building progress.

3 runs in a week
I joined the Conquer Philippines 2013 Run last May 5.

The 6k category included challenges such as wall climb and mud crawl to complete the race. Putting bruises on the knees aside, the run was enjoyable.

#ntc and Nike+ workout logsMany thanks to Titanium Runner for tagging me in this activity.

Last May 8, I targeted doing a 1 hour and 15 minute run at the Cebu City Sports Center.

Nike+ Run log This was followed by a 1 hour and 30 minutes target run last May 11 at U.P Diliman Quezon City Academic Oval and finished 5.87 miles.

What I liked about this run was being able to complete it without stopping for water or feeling the need to go to the nearest rest room.

Also surprised that my fastest 1k and 5k was still my first run at the Run Adelaide 2013 event.

Have so much to improve on how I run. Doing a run with an experienced runner can give inputs you need to improve speed, pace, and endurance

Fitness on the road
I realized that with the travel schedule I have, usually 2 to 3 days in one location, it is hard to join workout and running programs. So I learned to integrate the following in my travels:

Must bring during travel 1. Bring my dumb bells, theraband, and rubber shoes so I can still do the Nike Training Club routines in the morning. (Also have step, kettlebell, and medicine ball at home.)

2. Do a run in the nearest track oval. Doing a morning run gives you some level of comfort and security rather than just running on the road. It also has ample facilities such as rest room and resting area.

Doing my first 10k run
I intend to do a 10k run this coming weekend. Am excited for I never thought it will happen this soon.

Hopefully this experience will help me become more effective in the next Cobra-PDBF Dragon Boat Regatta on June 2, 2013.