Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Training Schedule - Week of May 24

Ok... sorry for the delay but here is the training schedule for the week. :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Top Ten Walking FAQs...

Ok... I am "borrowing" this from Prevention magazine... only because it is dead on!!


Pay attention to numbers 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Training Schedule - Week of May 17

Here is this week's training schedule! :)

Happy Monday.... and start of Training for Tampa!

Happy Monday all~
And so starts the 24 week training program for Tampa. Yes, 24 short weeks from now you will be embarking on a great journey... but now we have to get in training mode.

Anyone who is participating in any of the earlier SGK 3-Day for the Cure events has started their training... right? ;)

Training is necessary... plain and simple! I have met walkers along the way that think, "it's only walking, how hard can that be?" OK... walking is not hard, but walking 60 miles is a test of stamina, proper nutrition and hydration and calloused feet! No joke! The training schedule allows even a non-athlete (myself included) to get your body ready for the journey. It is a slow and steady build up in mileage and adds the much needed cross training to get your body conditioned. Of course, I believe that any training program that starts with a day of REST rocks!!! ;)

I will post the weekly training schedules according to what every cities you are participating in and the mileage and cross training minutes you should aim for that week. Remember, these schedules are guidelines. If you miss a mile or two, not a big deal. The key is to be as active as you can. Your body needs to get used to extended activity. The training schedule really gets crucial once you are about 6 weeks out from event.

Congrats on beginning the journey! You can do it!
Amy :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Central Florida Kick Off Walk

Thanks to everyone that came out yesterday morning. Here's a few photos... from our stalker! ;)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Every girl (and 3-Day walker) loves their shoes....

Shoes, shoes and more shoes. High heels, strappy sandals, cute wedges, fun flats... we love them all! But, our favorite shoes are our walking shoes! Well, considering you will walk approximately 585 miles (give or take a mile) of training and then 60 miles in 3 days. You need to start with your feet. The right socks and shoes are a must to make this journey bearable for your feet.

(ok…disclaimer time: I will give lots of advice in the blog, but by no means is this the gospel. This is just advice…take it or leave it! This are just helpful tips I have learned along the way)

First, let’s talk shoes. The proper fit is key. TrackShack (1104 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803) and New Balance Winter Park (460 N. Orlando Ave, Suite 110, Winter Park, FL 32789)are two of the best places to start. New Balance is a sponsor of the 3-Day and will offer a discount. TrackShack is great because they will measure and fit you to exactly the activity you are doing. Make sure to tell them you are doing a 60 mile walk. You want to make sure the shoe has a wide toe box and plenty of wiggle room. The more room, the less likely you will have rubbing…. KEY! You will want shoes one size BIGGER! Don’t believe me – at the next training walk, ask me about 2005 and the wrong size shoes! YIKES! Also, if you go the TrackShack and they fit you to a New Balance shoe, you can go to New Balance and purchase them with the discount. Save money when you can! Also, you are going to need two pairs of shoes to get you through training and the event. If you can afford to buy two pairs now and alternate them during training, do so. The event is not the time or place to break in new shoes.

Ok…moving on. The next time of defense, socks. I know, most people think, socks are socks… NOT TRUE! The right sock and do a lot for you. I have tried at least 6 different brands before I found the “perfect” sock for me. Dri-wick is great. It helps keep feet dry. But another consideration is padding. Walkers need different areas of support then runners. Look for socks geared toward walkers with additional padding on the top of the foot and the heel. I like Thorlos (5632 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819). There are several places in Orlando that sell these socks but the Thorlos Factory Outlet may be worth the drive. They sell “seconds” which have really no flaws for ½ price. They have several “levels” of socks for every activity imaginable. Plus if you bring your shoes in with you, they will let you try on socks with your shoes to find the right fit. I suffered with plantar fascitis after my first year of training and then found these socks. THEY ARE FABULOUS! My feet are fine now thanks to the extra cushioning of these socks. My advice – try a couple different brands. The most expensive are not necessarily the best for you.

I know, I have given you lots to think about and consider. Now is the time to experiment with shoes and socks, NOT SEPTEMBER! Take care of your feet and your feet will take care of you. :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Central Florida Training Walk Kick Off

Ok... You asked for it! It's finally time!

Let's get together this Saturday to kick of the 24 training season!

When: Saturday, May 15th - 8 AM
Where: Too Jay's parking lot at the Marketplace in Dr. Phillips
Mapquest/Google Address: 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Mileage: 3 miles - easy pace

We will be walking an easy 3 mile loop in beautiful Dr. Phillips. Let's make it a PINK shirt walk by wearing your favorite pink shirt to show support and raise awareness for the 3-Day.

Here's a preview of the loop...
View Interactive Map on MapMyRun.com

Please make sure to have hydration (i.e. Water & Gatorade), your id and a smile. This is a great opportunity to meet other 3-Dayers.

Restrooms available at Too Jay's and Starbucks. Remember, no cell phones, iPods or strollers allowed.

Please RSVP to this link or by emailing amyw3daywalk@yahoo.com or by calling 407.376.1213.

See you on Saturday! :)

Happy Monday.... AND $20 off Registration!

Happy Monday!

And even happier Monday with $20 off Registration for the 3-Day! It's a great opportunity to start or grow your team... the more the merrier!!!

Here's the link!

HURRY... it ends today!!! ;)