I like to call myself a TRYAthlete: I’ll try anything athletic.
Last September I with a relay team in the Nautical Malibu Triathlon. Sure, it was only 4 miles, but I hate running. Since then I’ve run a half marathon in Vegas and am currently training daily with Alex Ingram of Game Face Fitness.
Nautica Malibu Triathlon training:
Today I started with an hour long boxing class. Boxing is a great way to get your endurance up and work on shoulder strength. The good thing is it doesnt really tire your leg muscles so I was able to give them some active rest. Later in the day with Astro and Drew in tow, I hit Runyon Canyon for a nice jog. We went up trail A, alternating sprints for 30-45 secs and one minute walking, then full sprint up the final hill. Jogged all the way back down. It’s about 1.2 miles each way. So I jogged about 2.5 miles on an incline which makes it much harder. I rolled with a foam roller for quite a while afterwards. Stretching is uber important!
Ran 3 miles through #Hollywood calves are sore but run was fun and easy! Only stopped when at a stop light. Took about 30 minutes. Excited about eventually getting to 4 miles without stopping.
I also did yoga in the park today with my friend Soyela from Soyela Yoga.
Acro yoga has taught me patience, cooperation, communication and trust. It requires focus, control and ease all at once. It’s a great stretch to complement my running. I’m loving this new training regiment. I’m hungry all the time though. Wonder if that will level off.
Today I went on a real run. Watch.
3.5 miles, easy pace, roughly 45 minutes
Met my coach Rich Guzman from LA Rox (who has trained my friends Monique Coleman and Randy Wayne for the triathlon) at Zuma Beach for a quick meet n greet. I ran about 2 miles by myself. It was fun! I used the couch to 5k app and realized I’m in way better shape that that app accounts for. Ending up not following the prompts and just ran at my own pace. Thank god for the Spotify Running playlists! Found a good one at 140bpm and enjoyed the beautiful beach views. Also loving these Reebok Z Quick shoes. Lightweight and comfy! Just what I need.