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How fit am i?

Posted in Career, Gym on September 21, 2010 by lilcazzi

Went for a run this morning on my Initial Steps Workout Plan and managed to run 1 mile in 14mins 38secs, so its not as bad as i first feared.

I did honestly think it would take me around 18-20 mins to complete a mile so im feeling pretty good about getting the 1.5 mile time down to under 10 minutes.

I still have 7 weeks of this workout left to complete, and am quite hopeful that i will achieve my goal within this period, and then be able to focus on stamina and longer distance running, and also upper/lower body strength in the gym.

After a few weeks i will post a collation of my GPS route maps, and give you a further insight into my progress, but for now i am keeping it all under wraps :)

Again im using the miCoach app, which is available for free download on the Apple App Store.  Its actually a really good workout app, and helps you keep tabs on how well you are performing.

Example Screen Shot miCoach iPhone App

So till next time … Thanks for reading :)

Let the training begin ….

Posted in Career, Gym on September 19, 2010 by lilcazzi

So you need to be VERY fit in order to serve as a Soldier. I’m not very fit, I will be honest, but want to use my blog as a diary of my fitness.

Today I started my training, mainly concentrating on running at the moment as I need to run 1.5 miles in under 14 minutes. Ideally i want to bring my time to under 10 minutes, meaning I’ll hopefully be fitter than what is to be expected.

Having never ran for a sustained period I’m approaching the running by taking 15 minute stints each morning.

Today I started with an assessment workout using miCoach running app on my phone.

Alongside the website it provides it keeps a log of progress and gives you a map of your route using your GPS location. It’s pretty cool for a free app ;)

So tomorrow morning I am starting my 7 week Initial Steps workout – which builds me up slowly to do a 20 minute run at the end of the plan.

After this I’ll then re-evaluate and start the next stage of training.

More progress to follow soon …