February 3, 2012
Why was it a special Thursday? I MADE MY COMEBACK TO THE CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB TRACK WORKOUT!!!
I haven’t been to a track workout in probably a year or so! I was living at home in Foxboro and then felt so busy that I had to just run on my own time and honestly didn’t want to do speed work! But I decided it was time to go back!
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March 3, 2011
Time for some speed! Speed workouts are important because they work different muscles than the long slow distance (LSD) runs.
Our 600 skeletal muscles are comprised of 3 different muscle fibers.
- Slow Twitch (Type I) = low power, high endurance, easy running
- Fast Twitch (Type IIA) = more power, low endurance, moderate intensity
- Fast Twitch (Type IIB) = more power, low endurance, maximum intensity(sprint)
Don’t think just because you are doing long distance running that you
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February 24, 2011
This morning’s workout was a good one. I watched the usual “I Used to Be Fat” and got on that treadmill for my speed workout. I used to do speed workouts at the track with my friends, but now that I’m in the ‘burbs I don’t go anymore because I’d get home super late. It’s easier for me to keep pace on a treadmill.
Anywho, the plan was 6x1000m at 1 second faster than 5k … [Continue reading]
February 11, 2011
I got up early yesterday morning at 4:45 AM, jumped into my gym clothes and energized with some strawberry Gu Chomps and some water. I hit the treadmill and had a great workout. I watched “I Used to be Fat.” It made me sad because the woman who was trying to lose weight didn’t have support from her mother at first. Her mother was a single mother and expected her daughter to act as her … [Continue reading]