Countdown to the Peachtree: Week 3 - Conditioning - FOX 35 News Orlando

Countdown to the Peachtree: Week 3 - Conditioning

Posted: Updated:
  • More: Peachtree Road Race storiesMore>>

  • #ThrowbackThursday: 1981 Peachtree Road Race

    #ThrowbackThursday: 1981 Peachtree Road Race

    Thursday, July 4 2013 5:07 PM EDT2013-07-04 21:07:22 GMT
    In honor of this year's 44th Peachtree Road Race, I decided to pull some WAGA coverage from another era.  An era when Americans used to win that little race through Buckhead and Midtown.
    In honor of this year's 44th Peachtree Road Race, I decided to pull some WAGA coverage from another era.  An era when Americans used to win that little race through Buckhead and Midtown.
  • Peachtree Road Race Expo held

    Peachtree Road Race Expo held

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-07-04 02:40:43 GMT
    The Peachtree Road Race Expo is being held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Georgia World Congress Center.
    The Peachtree Road Race Expo is being held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Georgia World Congress Center.
  • APD ready for Peachtree Road Race

    APD ready for Peachtree Road Race

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-07-04 02:40:37 GMT
    Atlanta police are putting the finishing touches on a security plan for the Peachtree Road Race.
    Atlanta police are putting the finishing touches on a security plan for the Peachtree Road Race.

Week 1 we talked about the importance of getting prepared. Week 2 we covered the benefits of logging your miles. Now, it's week 3 as we count down to Good Day Atlanta's Carolyn Ryan getting ready to run the annual Peachtree Road Race on July 4.

It's week 3 of five-week training program and we're going to shake things up a little bit. But, first, let's recap what we've done so far.

Week 1: Getting prepared with the right shoes, right outfit and a plan for success.

Week 2: We took a look at logging miles.

Now, for week 3, we want to add conditioning to the mix.

Though conditioning is often referred to as cross training,  what we mean by "conditioning," or cross training are just elements that you can incorporate into your training program that are going to improve your fitness components

Trainer Mary Elizabeth Hogenmuller, of the Forza di Vita studio in Buckhead, has Carolyn Ryan running on Monday and Wednesday and doing conditioning drills on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The best thing about it: you don't need fancy equipment or an expensive gym membership.

One of the best ways to work on your conditioning and improve your overall endurance is these guys right here -- stairs. It's a good idea to hit up your local track or high school football stadium, and go for it.

Another grueling conditioning exercise is Tabata drills, a form of high-intensity interval training.

We also did a combination of burpees, squat jumps, pushups and then core-strengthening foot work. But, feel free to choose whichever exercises you want.

This type of training will come in handy when you're running.

"You're spiking your heart rate, and you're getting your heart used to being operating at that level."  

CLICK ON THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE TO WATCH THE FULL REPORT!

More Info:
Countdown to the Peachtree: Week 1 - Prepare
Countdown to the Peachtree: Week 2 - Logging miles


  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • What's Happening: 2014 Atlanta Steeplechase

    What's Happening: 2014 Atlanta Steeplechase

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:03:02 GMT
    Photos by Mike Soto Photos by Mike Soto
    One of the most exciting horse races in Georgia happens this Saturday at Kingston Downs.
    One of the most exciting horse races in Georgia happens this Saturday at Kingston Downs.
  • Good Day Atlanta

    Stress-Free Travel

    Stress-Free Travel

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:44:27 GMT
    After a particularly long and nasty winter, spring has finally sprung and folks are planning and taking long-awaited vacations. How do you breeze through the terminal and to your gate stress-free?
    After a particularly long and nasty winter, spring has finally sprung and folks are planning and taking long-awaited vacations. How do you breeze through the terminal and to your gate stress-free?
  • Good Day Atlanta

    Back Home with The Neelys

    Back Home with The Neelys

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:40:13 GMT
    The third cookbook from Food Network superstars Pat and Gina Neely brings us back to the basics of good ol' southern family cooking
    The third cookbook from Food Network superstars Pat and Gina Neely brings us back to the basics of good ol' southern family cooking
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices