Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Running Mama!

So I'm not the only Mom that is on her Trek to Fitness and loves to run......let me introduce you to:

Anna Finley: wife, mother of 2 boys, and a runner

Anna likes to run 4-5 times a week.  She ran in high school and could do 5:45/miles.  She is running a 5K race this Saturday with hopes of doing 7:45/miles.  It stinks to not have that same speed as in high school!  I could do a 1:05 100m swim and now I'm lucky do to a 1:20!  Life sure does change, but it's fun to still be doing the things you love even after age, babies and all that good stuff!

Anna uses interval training to increase her speed.  She picks a pace and runs that pace 1/4, 1/2 or 1 mile and then a 200m walk and then repeat.

Her pre-race meal will be:   Ezekiel Toast with butter and sliced cheddar cheese and coffee.  Tip for you:  Anna says the meal you eat 2 nights before should be your carb loader meal.

I'll update you in the next day or two to let you know what Anna's training is going to look like before her big race on Saturday.  Good Luck, Anna.  You are going to do great!!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Anna rocks! She did in high school and still does today! Run mama run!