RAD Reads and Weekly Review: August 18, 2013

Who’s getting excited?!?  Two weeks from now, so many of us runDisney fanatics will have completed the Inaugural Dumbo Double Dare Challenge and have 3 shiny new medals around our necks!  Well 4 if you’re getting the Coast-to-Coast medal…I will!

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This week I finalized most of the details for the trip.  Park tickets bought, Disneyland Express booked and more dining reservations made.  Also, the heavens aligned this week and my runDisney BFF Amanda will be coming out.  It wouldn’t be the same without her and I couldn’t be more excited!!

Amanda & I in runDisney Gear

Oh and don’t forget to RSVP for my Disneyland Half Marathon RAD Meet-Up on Saturday, August 31st at noon!  Hope to see you there 🙂

In case you missed it, here’s what’s new on Running at Disney this week:

And here’s what’s been happening over on RAD Living:

Now on to some RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Meals & Moves checked out a boxing class at BIFG (Boxing is for Girls).  Looks like a great way to get your aggressions out!

Words with Lisbeth talks about the real suck in workouts and in life.

Skinny Runner looks at all the running gear that you DON’T need.

Athlete at Heart is trying heart rate training…something I’m looking into!

Disney Posts
Disney on Wheels is also Disneyland Dreaming and shares what she is looking forward to!

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World got a sneak peak of the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival…YUM!

The Social Mouse reports that Joe Rhode swears to fix the Yeti someday in an interview at the D23 Expo.  Will Disco Yeti soon be a long forgotten joke??

Beers and Ears had a wonderful evening in Downtown Disney, complete with beer of course!

Disney Every Day is holding a pretty epic Disney swag giveaway for her 4-year anniversary…you should check it out!

Weekly Review
Feeling pretty good about this week.  Got in some great upper body work at CF, which I’ve been dying for.  I also got in an interesting run on Tuesday where I focused more on my heart rate.  After reading some of the comments from my review of the Polar RC3 GPS Sports Watch (thank you for the great feedback!), I decided to set my watch to focus on heart rate instead of pace. My pace was MUCH slower that normal at around 13:20, but I was able to steadily run for 1.5 at that pace with no walk breaks which is huge for me.  I kept my heart rate around 165 for the entire time and had a ton of energy!  I never felt like i was gasping for air which often is the case when I do run/walk intervals at a faster pace where my heart rate is around 180 for the run portion. Even though I’m slower, I’m definitely going to incorporate this into my training more because in the long run it will definitely increase my overall endurance!


Later that day, I used the heart rate monitor at CrossFit to see the difference in my fat burn between the two activities. I was actually surprised to see that there was such a large difference between the 2. Yes, the CrossFit workout was about twice as long as my run, but for the entire 60 minutes, my average heart rate was 135.  This shows the lower you can keep that number, the more efficient your body becomes at burning fat.  SO INTERESTING!

Here are the rest of my workouts from this week and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: Back Squat, Squat Cleans & Ring Rows
Tuesday: 1.72 mile run & CrossFit: Hang Power Snatch, Dead Lift, Push Press & Row
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: CrossFit: All the Things
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 75 min Vinyasa Yoga & 4 mile walk at Milford Oyster Festival

This will be my last week to get in some good WODs at the gym and maybe a few more of these controlled runs before heading out to our west coast adventure.  This weekend I seriously fell off of the clean eating wagon and spiraled into a cheese board, beer, bread and cupcakes…sigh.  My digestive system has actually been doing really well, but today I’m feeling like absolute crap and paying dearly for my indulgences.  When will I ever learn??  Hopefully I can get things back under control before we leave.  Blech.

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!

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