First thing to say was it was a big weight loss this week. I had been more focused (other than eldest’s birthday), and it obviously paid off. A few more weeks like that (the focus not necessarily the big weight loss, although that would be nice) and I’d feel I’d be back right on track.
Again this week I ran more than was on my plan. Last Sunday I woke up feeling off colour, so I decided not to run. Instead I ran on Monday with a friend, Tuesday did my interval sessions, and ended up running twice on Wednesday, once with my friend and once with my daughter. So I decided to go on the turbo on Thursday for a change and had a rest day Friday. It was parkrun Saturday and finally I did a longer slow run on Sunday-something that I had missed doing. So again it was a packed week, but I must make sure I am not going too far into the short, faster stuff and losing all the endurance that I had built up marathon training.
All the best,
First thing to say was I put on weight. Second week in a row. Both fully deserved, as I have been sticking to the plan maybe 75%. Meals have been good, but little extras have crept in. I need to fully focus as that’s what brings results. My leader gave me a good tip of writing down why I want to lose weight, but also why I don’t. I do feel my focus reforming, especially as I have so many running aims to complete this year, and weight loss will only help. So it’s time to focus, focus, focus.
As for the running, well I over ran this week. A series of events (friends asking me to run with them) meant I ran Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Unsurprisingly my run on Thursday, although absolutely beautiful as I ran alongside the canal path, was very tough. For someone that is used to running 3-4 times a week, it was overkill. Maybe at some stage I will be running that much, but so far (touching wood) I have been luck with illness and injury. I don’t want to push my luck.
All the best,