Elena S.

Elena S.

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Wedding season lifesaver! :-) 

  • Nov 1st, 2017 at 10:32AM

Though I still have a few days before I've made it through all the lessons and workouts, I'm so glad to be here at the finish line of Kenzai Run 10k again! This time went splendidly - no injuries, lots of energy, and my love of running was really rekindled this time around.

Also, great stress relief in the weeks leading up to my wedding, and a nice space for savoring the feelings after it all! :-)

Here's a final question for the trainers: the one thing that didn't improve at all during this training cycle was my speed. I didn't see progress in my pace as it related to my effort level. If I want to continue doing a running-focused routine through the end of the year, how can I best develop more running efficiency (faster at the same effort level)?

Any suggestions are much appreciated as I try and take this a bit farther! :-)

 
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Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Marathon | Day 6 (Member)
Traineralmost 2 years ago

Great program, Elena! Still very impressed you were able to manage the time to train while juggling the wedding planning! Outstanding focus to keep your fitness and wellness going thru that all.

As for your pace progress, a few things will help. Continuing the running on a regular basis is the first step. You achieved alot in 8 weeks, but it still is only 8 weeks. The more consistent you are with your running, the more efficient your body will become, and you can steadily build your endurance up. As part of that consistent running, keep including the speed work runs in once a week. Rotating the Fartlek types runs and Strong Finish runs is key to getting your body used to on a more consistent basis what it takes to increase your pace effort. As your body gets more used to it, you become more efficient at it, and you steadily are able to see a quicker pace with those 6-7 level efforts, and subsequently will see your level 4-6 efforts be steadily quicker too. And one last thing that helps is as you continue to improve your body mass to leaner and stronger as you've successfully been doing, the stronger your body is to move it at a quicker pace with the same effort. So diet and consistent exercise even when you're not focused on your running.

Thanks for training with us this session. Enjoy those final lessons and workouts and then celebrate your accomplishment of another program successfully COMPLETE!


    Angela WorthingtonAngela WorthingtonKenzai Member
    Assistant Traineralmost 2 years ago

    So pleased to read that your love of running has been rekindled and that you have been injury free throughout the programme. Well done and congratulations Elena and have a wonderful wedding


      Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Member
      Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

      Hi Elena! Long time, married woman!I was just dropping by to see how things are going with you. You look superbly beautiful in your final KRun photo. I am planning to take it on in the new year so good to see how much you enjoyed it. Enjoy the holidays!! Xoxo!


        Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
        over 1 year ago

        Congratulations Elena on the Wedding!! Sounds like K-Run was a success and now time to parlay that into KB3. Wow...great way to start off 2018!


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