NYRR Virtual New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

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When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race.

Another mile run for NYRR Virtual New Balance 5th Avenue Mile. Today I was 2 seconds slower than my Best Mile of 06:08. ๐Ÿ˜’

Nevertheless, I will try, try, try and try again. If I can get better, why not? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

#RunwithRaah ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚

Inhale good shit, exhale bullshit.

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When you tell people youโ€™re eating healthier, running more often these days, regularly working out, the response is mostly positive and encouraging.

However, youโ€™ll also come across people whoโ€™ll say things to you like โ€œhow can you eat that shit everyday?โ€ โ€œOh come on, one more drink?..โ€ โ€œYouโ€™re no longer funโ€ โ€œHow boring …!โ€ โ€œLive a littleโ€ โ€œYou are not what you used to beโ€ โ€œWho gets up at 5 o clock on a Sunday morning?โ€ and all the other mundane reactions and responses.

Trust me, donโ€™t take them personally. You are doing what is best for you and hopefully your friends or family members are doing the same for themselves.

No one will understand the lifestyle that YOU want to LIVE – so donโ€™t let anyone talk you out of your dreams. Donโ€™t EVER let that happen.

Letโ€™s not waste another day breathing in toxic air. Take in who and what feels good and discard the rest.

Inhale good shit, exhale all the bullshit.

#RunwithRaah ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

PR – 5K – 21:11

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P R – Two letters that make every runner smile ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Today I ran a 5K PR in 21 minutes 11 seconds as part of #NYRR Virtual Racing powered by #Strava. It feels AWESOME ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I still have a long way to go if I have to beat 5K < 20 minutes. Thatโ€™s tough, but nothing is impossible. ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ

#RunwithRaah ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Week 3 – Bodyweight Training

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Train like an Athlete,
Eat like a Nutritionist,
Sleep like a Baby,
Win like a Champion ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Nothing will work unless you doโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Week 3 was super-challenging. Although workouts 4 and 5 were beyond my comfort zone (not anymore), I โ€œsomehowโ€ managed to finish them. Challenges and the level of difficulty is what makes these workouts interesting, and overcoming them makes me STRONGER. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ฌโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Above all, these workouts awesomely supplemented with my Running, and I was super-charged for my Half Marathon Run on Sunday. Despite the HOT weather and possibility of getting dehydrated, I finished strong in 1 hour 41 minutes and 26 seconds. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

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I feel overwhelmed with my last weekโ€™s achievement and Iโ€™m happy to share ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Workout 1โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

  • 200 Walking Lunges
  • 120 Push-Ups
  • 80 Low Plank Knee-to-Elbow
  • 40 6-Count Burpeesโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Workout 2โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

  • 180s Low Plank
  • 180 Mountain Climbers
  • 180s High Plankโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Workout 3โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

  • 100 Pike Push-Ups
  • 300s Low Plank
  • 250 High Knees
  • 300s Wall Sit
  • 75 Triceps Dipโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Workout 4 ๐Ÿ˜…โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

  • 100 Flat Out Burpees
  • 100 High Kneesโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Workout 5 ๐Ÿ˜…โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

  • 130 Jumping Jacks
  • 130 Push-Ups
  • 130 Jump Squats
  • 130 Leg Raisesโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

*It is very important to warm-up before each workout and followed by stretching.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Happy Workout. Happy Running. ๐Ÿ˜€

#RunwithRaah ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Lactate-Threshold Run ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

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The most challenging and one of my favorite is a faster-paced Run at a hard but comfortable pace, also known as Tempo Run.

A laymanโ€™s definition of lactate threshold is a point at which your body starts feeling over-tired and/or you are low on energy.

By training at a higher intensity (at a faster-constant pace through out your run), you will be able to increase your tolerance limits and extend your threshold gradually.

As a result, you will be able to run faster for a longer period before fatigue sets in.

My Tempo Run sessions last for about 30-60 minutes, at least once every two weeks. It includes pre-run warm ups and post-run stretches.

IM me if you would like to know your current Threshold LimitsโœŒ๐Ÿผ ..

Happy โ€œTempoโ€ Running โ˜บ๏ธ

#RunwithRaah ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

A run begins the moment you forget you are running.

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Often running long distances challenges not just your physical endurance but also your mental ability to tackle those long hours.

Although your long distance pace is a slow one (make sure it is), it also requires you to run with your mind.

If you think a run is tough, youโ€™ll actually find it tougher.

Before you start your run visualize all the good things possible and think about finishing strong. And you know what? You will.

So go have a great long run ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Stay hydrated and please do not (never-never) skip your post-run stretches.

Happy Running โ˜บ๏ธ

#RunwithRaah ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ