Weekly Recap 2-4-13 to 2-10-13

Well, this week got back to some semblance of normalcy.  I was even able to get in a decent long run today.  I managed 8.5 miles, which is by far my longest run since Disney.  I wasn’t turned away by pain or fatigue but rather a flooded greenway.  My goal had been 10.  I’d liked to have gotten more miles with my half coming up next weekend, but I’m not so worried now as I was and I think I can taper as normal rather than continue to try to push myself.  I’m still wary of my knee since I’m sure it could go out on me at anytime, but I’m cautiously optimistic.  This will be my last half marathon for a while, so if I can make it through this one I can calm down on the training for a while and maybe do a couple 5 and 10Ks and get back to running for fun.

Starting weight – 244.0
Monday – Elliptical – 60 minutes
Tuesday – Run – 4 miles
Wednesday – Spinning – 50 minutes
Thursday – REST
Friday – Run – 3 miles
Saturday – Elliptical – 60 minutes
Sunday – Run – 8.5 miles
Total Mileage – 15.5 miles
Ending weight – 240.0* (4 pounds lost)

*I weighed myself on my scale at home, rather than at the Y, switching scales can lead to some inconsistency and inaccuracy, but I’m not going to argue with it for now.  If I weigh at the Y next week I won’t be surprised to see if creep up to closer to 241 but it looked like it was dead on 240 so I’m going to go with it.

I added the elliptical to my workout routine while I was rehabbing my knee, and the first couple of times I did it over a year ago I hated it (just like my first spinning experience), now I don’t seem to have much problem doing it. I even cranked up the resistance and the incline a little higher the last time.

Up next the Pilot Mountain Payback Heavy Half.  14.5 miles of trail running in the snow (based on the current weather report). Fun!


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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.