Wednesday, November 18, 2009

11/18/09: strength training + running

People tell me from time to time that they don't have enough time to exercise. I've found a couple of simple ways to become more efficient about my workouts. For example, 2 videos take approximately 15 minutes, the time I used to spend eating cereal and checking my email. Now I do the latter while getting dressed. I also shower up to 5 times a week at the gym. It takes me about 45 minutes to shower, blow dry my hair, and get dressed at home, and only a fraction of that time in the locker room. Those extra minutes can be used for a quick swim or a run.

Today I went for a run at lunch with Shamoni. It's my first real run in two weeks (15 days to be precise) and it felt amazing. A little exercise regulates my body and I require less food, less caffeine, and I have much better focus afterward. We ran in the middle lanes of the indoor track at Barton Hall. I timed myself using my watch and using the iPod.

Run stats (iPod): 23'51", 2.06 miles, 11'31" minutes per mile
Run stats (watch): 22'38", 2 miles, 11'19" minutes per mile
Run split times: 1:26, 1:32, 1:27, 1:24, 1:23, 1:24, 1:27, 1:28, 1:28, 1:40, 1:34, 1:51, 1:38, 1:33, 1:15 (15 laps, average time 1:31)

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