Ari G.

Ari G.

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Ari G.'s Kenzai Chisel program, Chisel | Apr 22 2019, starts in 4 days.

Final Run before 10K
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I had trouble with the strong finish again. I was almost ready to give up in the middle, but I kept going and finished the run. I also made it up the big final hill in Prospect Heights. Excited and nervous about the 10K this weekend!


9K
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Wasn't excited to run today and was definitely nervous about the 9K. But, I did it! Really tried to focus on not running too fast in order to pace myself. I think it worked out pretty well. Also, I setup a queue on Spotify to start with some up beat music before switching to podcasts for the bulk of the run.


Day 46: Strong(ish) Finish
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Decent run today, but just like last time, I really struggled with the strong finish. Maybe I needed to ramp up more slowly (pacing is a consistent challenge for me) but I really wiped myself out. I felt like I was going to throw up and had to stop to catch my breath for a few seconds. Does this happen to anyone else?


8K
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Did my 8K today.

Had planned to do it first thing in the AM, but it was raining. So, I waited a bit.

A few notes:

1. Can't believe I hit this milestone!

2. I listened to a podcast today. I've been getting bored on longer runs...

3. Really tried to keep at an easy pace. I think I accomplished that. Felt tired at end of run, but not wiped.


Day 37
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A few things:

1. Tried listening to classical music this AM. It was a nice change of pace, but next time I think I'll choose another playlist/album/opera.

2. This run felt very long. Seemed like it was taking forever!

3. I ran around all of Prospect Park today including the big hill at the end. Figured that since it was a timed run, I could take my time on the hill. It was really hard, but it felt great to do it.

4. Yesterday's workout really did a number on my legs. They were really sore today. Made sure I did the stretches today. The roller wasn't on the list today, but I added it to help my sore quads.

Looking forward to a break from running tomorrow :-)


7K
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7K felt good. Tried to keep a slower pace, but kept speeding up. Also, focusing on my form (especially) breathing definitely helped.

I also used a playlist to keep me focused and to try to keep me on pace. Not the greatest music, but I find that a steady BPM helps me a little bit. Here's what I listened to today: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DXadOVCgGhS7j?si=sAOaPBm_TLqanRQFsuOn5Q

Can't believe I did a 7K. 10k here I come!


Kenzai Run: Day 34
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Today's run was pretty good. Ran a little faster than I expected. Planning to try to run a little slower tomorrow for the 7K so I don't get winded.


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First of all, I can't believe I'm polishing off a 5K first thing in the AM.

Second, the finish strong part was challenjng. I really tried to amp it up and the end, but I had to stop and take a quick breather. Maybe I was rubbing too hard for the first 25 min? Or for the last 5? Not sure. Regardless, I pushed myself hard towards the end and completed the 30 min run this AM. Felt good.


It was snowing yesterday and there was also sleet and hail. I could have dealt with the precipitation and the temperature, but I was nervous about slipping and falling.

Plus, couldn't go back to the gym I went to last time AND my daughter was sick.

So... missed my run. My body was craving it and I felt really bad about it.

My goal is to stay on point this week with diet and workouts. So far so good.


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