Last week @pjscoffee sent me a challenge. Since I ran 275 miles in July, could I possibly run 290 miles in August and earn free PJ’s Coffee and swag? Well, 290 miles in a month will be more than I have ever accomplished, but I’m always up for a challenge. This morning’s 16 mile run put me at 96 miles so far for August. This will not be easy, and will require caffeine as fuel, but you had me at “coffee is on us.” Let the PJ’s Coffee for Kenyon Challenge commence! #bigeasykenyons#PJsCoffee4Kenyon#BNGendurance#FitCal365#pjscoffee
In all forms of exercise training, there are some basic principles that apply...INDIVIDUALITY: Each person responds “uniquely” to training, therefore there are individual variations to be considered when one designing a training schedule or program. Heredity plays a major role; there are lots of individual variations genetically in metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory response (for example there are people who are “low” responders, meaning they are more resistant to get given adaptive responses to exercise and “high” responders too). SPECIFICITY: training should specifically match the type activity a person wants to engage in to maximize benefits (training responses are highly specific to the exercise performed and to maximize that response we need to stress the physiological systems that are critical for them). PROGRESSIVE OVERLOAD: as the body adapts to training, the stress placed on the body must be increase progressively for training stimulus to remain effective in producing further improvements, eg doing the same routine day in and out will cause your body to adapt and plateau. Systematically increasing variables like volume or intensity in a periodized manner will change the stress placed overtime needed to continue to improve. VARIATION: or periodization, a topic quite in discussion at the moment in the sport world. It refers to manipulate variables or aspects of training (most commonly volume, frequency and intensity of training) in a periodized manner and overtime to maximize again response to training. It means changing the training stimulus at different stages of a program emphasizing one variable at the time which will make training more effective. REVERSIBILITY: training benefits are lost if training either discontinues or decrease abruptly (don’t we know this one well??? 😂). That is why, once training for a race has finished, proper maintenance plan should be include post race to sustain or maintain responses achieve by it.
So when you are thinking to undertake a training program in any type of exercise, make sure these principles apply as it will give you more chances of getting positive adaptations to it.
July Total Miles = 275
Another month of training is done! 6 weeks to go until the Berlin Marathon and I’m hungry for it...and if I’m being honest, I’m just constantly hungry due to running all the miles - LOL! It’s a tough training schedule to keep up with, but I always soak it all in and enjoy it. No matter how hot, humid, and exhausting some days can be, I’m grateful for each day I get to do what I love and have the support of so many along the way. #irunthistown#JulyMiles#bigeasykenyons#berlinbound#BNGendurance#FitCal365#VSNO#runhappy#pjscoffee
It was a great training weekend! 18 mile Saturday morning run, The Power Mile evening race & 9.5 Mile Sunday Funday Runday that wrapped up another 65 mile training week. I was honored to win the Masters Female Division of the @rrcanational Louisiana One Mile State Championship with a time of 5:44. It was a great road race and I enjoyed running alongside all of the amazing athletes. I beat my time from last year by 18 seconds, which is huge progress for me (Thanks to Coach @montgomery_rick training). Bravo to the @powermilers Track Club for putting on a top notch event! #RRCA#thepowermile#bigeasykenyons#FitCal365#BNGendurance#VSNO#tascLife