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Sweaty Guinea Pig Discovered: Jay Mung

May 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

Every Wednesday, The Sweaty Guinea Pig will feature a fresh individual who will share his or her thoughts and experiences on fitness and healthy living.


Name: Jay M.
Age: 25
Location: Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Graduate Student

What is your current routine? How many days do you dedicate to exercising every week?
I commute ten miles by bike everyday and run four miles about three times a week. Sometimes I cut down on the run and do the elliptical if I’m feeling sore or my joints are achy. I enjoy making it out for a longer run/hike/bike with friends on the weekend. I’ll participate in some sort of race (10k, etc..) every so often.

How did you come up with your current routine?
The running is a vestigial component from marathon training and will increase when I’m back in season. The biking is just a practical way of getting around. The weekend activities are a way to socialize while doing something wholesome.

What are your short term (within 6 weeks) and long term (3 months and beyond) goals?
My short term goals are just to make it through my exams without straying too far from the routine. I would like to run a 3:30 marathon in 2009.

What are other types of training that you’d like to try?
Is there anything for strengthening upper body that’s also a cardio training? I guess that means swimming.

What is your favorite post-workout meal?
My favorite part of exercising socially on the weekends is going out to eat afterwards. There’s no real pattern to what I’ve eaten except that I like both protein and carbs, and I eat a lot. A few examples of recent post-workout meals include: Chinese dumplings and noodle soup, Italian deli sandwiches, In-and-Out double cheeseburgers animal style, Lebanese chicken kebabs with hummus and rice, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, etc.

What is your ideal “cheat” meal or favorite guilty indulgence?
It’s 2 am in Los Angeles and you just left the bar:

Any advice or words of encouragement for other Sweaty Guinea Pig readers?
No agony no bragony! But seriously, listen to your body.

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