Week 1 in Fitness

It’s taken me a long time to get back to running, but I’ve finally managed it. I’m in my second week of running and I’ve already started to see some nice gains. I’m almost 4kg down from my starting weight 2 weeks ago. I also started my low carb diet again. I’m making my own lunches and eating out a lot less. No sodas, no processed foods, no fast food, etc.

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SKLZ Speed Resistance Training Parachute

SKLZ Speed Resistance Training Parachute

Dragging a weight around doesn’t seem very efficient when you’re trying to add resistance on a run. The SKLZ Speed Resistance Training Parachute helps athletes to improve their speed, stamina, and acceleration.

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Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ Sneaker: Your Grandma Didn’t Knit ‘Em, A Robot Did

I was really impressed when I first saw the Nike Flyknit Trainer, with its completely woven upper that is virtually seamless. It looks like Nike is planning on taking the technology to a new level, by integrating it with even better soles.

nike flyknit lunar one plus trainer shoe

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The Benefits of Backward Running

backward-running

Backward running will never be mistaken for the natural way of running, but there are some indications that backward running enables people to avoid or recover from common injuries, burn extra calories and sharpen balance while mixing up their daily routine.

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3.81 KM + 6.16 KM Treadmill Runs

This week is the first week that I’ve had access to a gym in a long time. I hadn’t used a treadmill in a very long time as well, and it was a welcome change from running on the streets. Although I still prefer going outside for runs, having access to a full-on spa makes a very big difference in terms of recovery.

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2.8 KM Treadmill Run

A co-worker invited me to his gym and I decided to accept. I started my workout with a 2.8 km run that I completed in 20:55. My pace was 7:28/km, which is fine for my first run in months. It felt a bit strange running on a treadmill. The last time I had used a treadmill was a couple of years ago. I’ve been running outside for a while. Treadmills are a nice change of pace because you can set your speed and do some splits, accelerate, decelerate quickly.

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Garmin Forerunner 10: A Thinner, Lighter, Cheaper GPS Watch

GPS watches are great to track your runs, but most of them are kind of bulky. This new lightweight series from Garmin isn’t aimed at triathletes. It’s made to compete with some of the watches from Nike and Polar, which make it dead simple to track your runs.

garmin forerunner 10 gps watch

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These Earbuds Always Stay In

071012_rg_EarbudsStayIn_01.jpgI consider earbuds a practical essential while traveling about town. Sure, you can wear bigger headphones, but earbuds are infinitely easier to stash them away and less obvious when out in public. Nevertheless, earbuds have the annoying tendency to pop out…here are a few I’ve found to offer a secure fit.

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Joggobot: The Flying Quadrocopter Jogging Companion

It’s not always easy staying motivated when you train alone. This is one of the reasons why I find the Joggobot interesting. It’s kind of like a robotic coach, that follows you around as you run.

joggobot quadrocopter exercise running coach run

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Instagram & My 4 KM Night Run

The bridge to infinity

I came home at about 22:30 and on the ride, I wondered what I’d do. When I came home, I decided that I would skip working late and go out for a run. Once I was out, I immediately felt last night’s run in my legs. That’s to be expected. It also was harder than before, and took more effort to keep going. I was hoping to improve my slow pace from yesterday, but I managed to run the same distance in almost exactly the same time. I ran 4 km in 33:31. My average pace was 8:10min/km. Highest BPM was 193 and my average was 157.

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