For whatever reason, week 3’s runs didn’t go as well as others. I had a particularly tight left calf for the Thursday run so I didn’t feel bad when Sunday’s run didn’t work out logistically. I felt like both of those runs last week were laborious (though I felt very strong for the 5.6 mi the week before). I am very happy that I was able to swim on Wednesday, though I know I won’t make my biking goal for the month.
Whatever the reason, I have a new goal right now: weight loss.
I mentioned previously that I’d like to lose some weight between my two training plans (Nov 7th and Jan 7th). I’ve been tracking my calories at livestrong.com. I want to reduce stress on my joints and tendons by getting under 150 (a “normal weight” BMI) for the half-marathon training. In the long run I know I need to be closer to 125 since I have a small bone structure. With my current time frame it will likely be closer to 152 by Jan 7th. We’ll see.
Here’s how I’m doing so far:
Oct 30: 162.0
Nov 10: 161.0
Nov 17: 159.6
Nov 24: 158.4
I’ll weigh myself again on Dec 1st and see how this month rounds out. So far I’m pleased, but I feel my motivation and discipline dipping a little. Being away from my schedule and routine last week didn’t help.