Week 2 is now in the books. This becomes like a Christmas paper chain countdown now. As each week rolls along the race gets closer and closer and closer. 10 more weeks until race day. I got in my full mileage this week, no more cutting runs short. Also got in a test run with my new Garmin, although the cold really took it out of me, slow pace 4 miles in just under an hour. Here’s how this week shaped up.
Starting weight – 286 pounds
Running – (3, 3, 4) – 10 miles total
Biking – Crosstraining – 5.5 miles
Yoga – 60 minutes
Total Miles – 15.5
Ending weight – 285.2 (0.8 pounds lost)
The Garmin worked perfectly, and the nice thing is you can set up the watch to automatically take “laps” at 1 mile intervals, which in reality is not a “Lap” but gives you a mile split time. I could tell how bad I slowed down, as I walked most of the second half of my 4 mile run, freezing cold and pushing into a hard headwind. My splits were 13:04, 13:48, 14:58, and 15:18. 4 miles in 57 minutes, Average pace 14:30. Not awful, but on the treadmill I’m pretty consistently in the 13:20 range. I will certainly need all my cold weather gear for my midnight New Years run on Sunday morning.