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iFit Workout and Run Disney Information

August 26, 2015

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Tulum, Maya Site

Well I am back at it!  I am going to post my workouts as I prepare for a 10k run at Walt Disney World in April, 2016.  I am starting at ground zero.  Literally!  I haven’t done any jogging since my back surgery 5 years ago.  Most of my training will be using NordicTrack’s X9i incline trainer.  I am following the Jeff Galloway training program, which consists of a run-walk-run program.  He writes many of the training programs to help Walt Disney participants complete their 10ks, half-marathons or full marathons.  Here is an example of his training workouts for some of the upcoming races at Walt Disney World and Walt Disneyland (training).

So today I just did a very easy 1 mile workout.  The workout I chose took me around the the Pre-Columbian Maya walled city.  You can click on the link under the photo above for more information.  The route was very scenic and relaxing.  It consisted of views of some of the Mayan ruins and the white sandy beaches and beautiful ocean.  My legs were wondering what the heck was going on as I picked up a short jog here and there to get back into the swing of things.  Below is a chart of my workout showing the incline and elevation.

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All in all, I’m glad I now have a challenge to works toward.  Here is the race information for the Walt Disney World Star Wars Events.  Check out the rundisney.com site  and you can find other races, not only on the east coast, but on the west coast as well.  If anyone here is preparing for one of these events, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico iFit workout

January 21, 2014

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Carbo San Lucas, Mexico

This is one of my iFit incline training workouts.  Not my best.  I was tired and I did this a 10pm.  Too late!!  30% incline just about killed me. But I got it done and that’s all that matters 🙂 Want to learn more about Cabo San Lucas, Mexico?  Click on the link below the picture.  It’s a beautiful area.  I may have to take a vacation there one day!!
 
 
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0% incline – 5 minutes
10% incline – 5 minutes
20% incline – 5 minutes
25% incline – 5 minutes
10% incline – 5 minutes
20% incline – 5 minutes
30% incline – 2 minutes (I was dying here.  My heart rate was around 160)
20% incline – 5 minutes
10% incline – 5 minutes
20% incline – 5 minutes
5% incline – 3 minutes
 

NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer

January 2, 2014

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The NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer is their #1 selling treadmill. NordicTrack first started selling Incline Trainers six years ago, and since then they continually have grown in popularity. The reason for their popularity is that Incline Trainers are very effective in burning calories, losing weight and getting in shape.

For those not familiar with the Incline Trainer, it is basically a treadmill that inclines to extreme levels of up to 40%.  You generally use these machines for walking because of the extreme incline, although they can also handle running.  The advantages to this unique treadmill concept are…

  1. You can get the same intense cardio workout from running while walking.  It is similar to hiking up a steep mountain.
  2. Since you’re walking and not running there is less stress to your joints and back.

However, many individuals use the Incline Trainers for running.  With the release of the NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer you have the benefits of the previous models. In addition you get an extra long 62″ treadbelt, which is adequate for a runner’s long stride.  With the X9i you can either walk at steep inclines, or run at a more level incline.  Of course, if you are a fanatic you can run at steep inclines, but probably not for long.

(From: http://www.treadmill-ratings-reviews.com)

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