I AM A RUNNER….
Haven’t posted in a few days, but only ended up running one time (Friday) while in Atlanta (Thursday to Sunday), so that only made for 11.6 total miles last week. My plan had been to run on both Friday and Saturday, but my legs were so tired from all the walking and standing while we were there that I decided to pass.
This week so far I did a 4-miler on Monday and a 3-miler on Tuesday. Both of these were in the neighborhood around my house and were completed with temps over 70º. I got through both runs just fine, but they were HARD.
Part of this was due to my pace. Until this week I’ve held my pace around 10:00min per mile when running with Brian. However, these two days were both around 9:00min per mile. I know Brian has been running slower than his capability to accommodate my return to running, but I guess when running solo my body is subconsciously trying to go back to where it once was.
It is also amazing how much difference the temperature increase has made. We went from running in the 20s to 40s, to 70s this week, and I’m really feeling it in my heart rate. Finally, I know it is much harder running solo than with friends. Unfortunately Brian is out this week on vacation, and then I’ll be traveling for work next week.
Anyway, my plan is to get in a run Thursday and Saturday for the remainder of the week, and they try to maintain 4 days per week while traveling next week.
Over this past weekend I made the decision that even though I’m not yet training for a race, I’m going to go back on my training diet. I had hoped to get some positive momentum in losing weight just from running, but that is obviously not happening. So, I started back on Monday, and my goal is to lose 20 lbs by July 1. That’s an aggressive goal, but is something I really need to shoot for to get back to where I want to be.
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