Saturday, May 29, 2010

50 Miles!

I hit the 50 mile mark this month! I had to do 4.5 miles last night to hit the mark, but it was a good milestone. I realize there are 3 days left in May, but the Y isn't open on Monday and I don't usually run on the weekends.

And I was 224lbs this AM, but I believe that was due to severe dehydration :) Still nice to see.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another week, more progress.

Having recovered from last weeks illness, I was looking forward to pushing myself this week. Hopefully work on stamina and get a little better pace. After all, its only about 3 weeks until the 5k.

The running went well this week so far, even though I chose not to run on Tues because my back, Mon and Wed runs were strong. Mon was a 42:30 5k, and Wed was a 40:45 5k. Mind you this is still on a tread mill (at 1%). I think I'll do an outdoor run this weekend and experience some fresh air when running.

I was 225lbs at this morning's weigh in. Thats 30lbs since March 30th. I'm trying not to obsess over the weight part too much, but the numbers (both running time and weight) are part of my motivation process.

I hope to be under 220 pounds by the time of the 5k. I think its doable.

On a side note, I'm using "Running Log" by Wink Pass on my iPhone to keep track of my running statistics. I love it! Its a very easy interface and can quickly give you your mileage totals for any given week, month, or year. This month I've managed 45.57 miles. As long as I get my runs in Thurs and Friday I'll be at 50 total miles in a month!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

229! But...

A stomach bug and no eating for a day is what lead me to hit the 229 mark. It counts I guess. I did 20 straight minutes on Monday (0% incline), and Tues morning (around 2:30am) woke up with a stomach issues. So no exercise on Tuesday, and Wed my wife became infected, so no exercise again. Going to have to make up for it on Thurs and Friday.

Erika is doing the 5K with me! Even more motivation! It'll be a lot of fun. We never do anything together so this will be a treat.

Exactly one month to go. As it stands (based on my current treadmill performance), I'm looking at a pathetic 45 minute 5K (1% incline). That's just a little faster than a walk. There's still a month.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I signed up

I signed up for the 5K race on June 19th, so its official. Last week was ok in terms of running. I skipped Wed because I didn't get home from work till after 6 and I was still full by the time gym time came around, and Friday I was exhausted from a day trip with my kiddo so instead of running I boosted the incline and worked some different muscles.

This morning (Tues) I weighed 231 so it means the weight is dropping still, but slowly. I did a 5K yesterday in 44 minutes with an incline of 1%. My record to date is 42 minutes with a 0% incline, so I think my body is getting used to the incline which is great. Its amazing the difference the incline makes.

39 days to go. Hopefully next post I will be in the 220's, which I haven't seen in roughly 8 or 9 years.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another week gone by

Did pretty well this week, despite having some gym and eating mis-steps. 

Went to the gym 5 times this week (m thru f) , and did a total of 14.74 miles and a total time of 3 hours and 32 minutes.     My pace is still horrible, but at least I have a pace.  There would have been more miles but one day I didn't have correct gym stuff and another day I was dead tired.  

Sat morning I hiked S. Uncannonuc.  

Last time I weighed I was down to 234.2.  I think I've hit a plateau,  Seeing thats 21lbs since March 30th, thats ok cuz it was bound to happen.    I'll just keep running.   

Really unsure about being able to run the 5k.  Treadmill is one thing, running a race is a whole different ball game.  Anytime I add an incline to the treadmill (used to simulate the difficulty of running outside)   it just kills me.   Got about 2 months for it not to kill me I guess.