Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Weigh In

Endomondo Running Workout: "was out running 3.53 miles in 34m:00s using Endomondo."

I lost 2.2 pounds this week, for a total loss of 37.4 pounds! And I did well on my run today :-) I actually felt good at the end rather than miserably tired or exhausted, like last time. I started carrying a small water bottle with me, which I think helps. Also running in cool weather is far superior to running in the heat.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Training Begins.

Endomondo Running Workout: "was out running 3.53 miles in 34m:28s using Endomondo."

So first off, at the weigh-in this week I went up .6. I did great at the beginning of last week and then kind of slacked off, what with 4 or so meals that were just not great choices. But that's okay. I did Butte to Butte on Monday and I was feeling fatigued for a good part of this week. My Wednesday run was really weak- I barely made it two miles. Today, however, I went 3.5 without a problem. I am officially picking up on the training schedule as of today. It has 3 runs per week, with two short-ish runs (3-4 miles) and then a long one at the end of the week (today's was 3.5, and it works all the way up to 12). For the long runs, as they actually get longer, I doubt I'll be able to run the whole thing, which I am fine with. I am switching mental gears from "how fast can I go" to "get through the whole thing."

Friday, July 1, 2011

Holy Crap!

Endomondo Running Workout: "was out running 3.11 miles in 28m:50s using Endomondo."

Okay, notice above- not only did I crack the 30 minute mark for my 5K, I dominated it!

I found that once again Mike's ideas concerning fitness (particularly mine) are really good ones. He had suggested going hard for the first mile and easing off for the second, then picking up the pace at the end. That's what I did. I also decided that the times I wanted to walk I would just slow down my run instead, and that was a really good idea.

And big news- yesterday I signed up for a Half Marathon in October!!! It's just what I needed for motivation and taking things to the next level. I'm stoked!