Week 4 Half Marathon Training Recap

The mileage is starting to crank up now as the training moves along.  I just completed today’s long run of 5 miles.  5 Miles! Holy Cow.  I’m thinking about running an 8K in Feburary, and that’s how far that is, like 4.97 miles.  Big weight loss this week, to make up for last weeks gain.  Still up and down and all over the place but the overall trend is down.  In just under 3 months since I joined MFP I’ve lost 26 pounds, so averaging a little over 2.3 pounds per week, which is what they have me set on (2 pounds a week), despite some weeks being 3.4 pounds and some weeks being 0.8 pounds, it all averages out. Tale of the tape this week.

Starting Weight – 285.6 pounds
Running – (3.5, 3.5, 5.0) – 12 miles total.
Biking – Crosstraining – 5.6 miles
Yoga – 60 minutes
Total Mileage – 17.6 miles
Ending weight – 282.2 pounds (3.4 pound loss).

Not a bad week overall.  Next week is supposed to be 4,4,6 but with my New Years race pushing the long runs down a week, I have next week as 4,4,5 and then week after as 4,4,6 (when the schedule has 4,4, 5K race, so I replaced that with the 6 miler).  The 8K in Feb. will shift the long runs a little as well too, but I’ll worry about that in Feb.


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    I am a recent graduate in Food Science (NC State, 2009) and I work for a major food manufacturing company. I love food, but I can no longer eat anything that crosses my path. About 24 months ago I begin a serious struggle to get my obesity under control and reduce my chances of developing Type II diabetes. Since September of '09 I have lost 50 pounds and I still have a long ways to go. I've started eating better and exercising more, including taking up running.