Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weigh-in Wednesday

Despite some pretty significant mileage run last Saturday and Sunday combined (19 miles), with some other exercise mixed in, the scale did not budge this week. No surprise there.  A couple too many pasta dishes on the menu, an abundance of faux hot dogs and hamburgers over the July 4th holiday weekend, not to mention some cookies and St. Arnold's Weedwacker beer.  So I think I was lucky to get away with a 'status quo' instead of going into the wrong direction, this week.

To counteract any 'last minute' diet shenanigans as I approach the 160 pound mark, I'm having a registered dietitian give me weekly feedback in the way of a 'food record review'.  The additional accountability will definitely help keep me on the straight and narrow and I'm sure I will learn a thing or two about tweaking my diet to best effect, in the run up to the Oct 9 marathon in Albany.

Running still going well although I have not quite shaken off the nagging plantar fasciitis in the left foot.  Not bothering me too much (with regular icing) but will have to re-up on stretching and foam rolling to prevent a flare-up.

Week #4 of the training program included a 6 mile pace run on Saturday; I managed an average pace of 8:40, heart rate around 150 and slightly over, another extremely hot & humid morning.  Sunday's 13-miler was quite a slog too, and I had to slow down to an average pace of 10:40 to keep my heart rate at around 130bpm.  Yesterday's mile repeats at Rice University track was done with the outside temperature at 95F, but I eked out 3 miles of 7:52, 7:50 and 7:35 nonetheless.  Again, heart rate mostly around 150 to 155, and over 160 on the last lap of the third mile.  


Week 1: -1
Week 2: -1
Week 3: -3
Week 4:  0
Week 5: -1
Week 6: -1
Week 7:  0

Week 8: -1
Week 9: -1
Week 10: -1
Week 11: 0

Starting weight: 175
Current weight: 165

Loss to date: 10 lbs.

150 or Bust: 79 days down, 94 to go.


Amy said...

Good job staying steady! Sometimes that is the best we can do...

Teamarcia said...

I think you did great making it thru a holiday weekend with a zero net loss/gain.
How cool to run on the Rice track. I ran on UNC's a couple of years ago and the track team was out there. Intimidated the cap out of me.

Lily on the Road said...

Wow, won't you be terribly thin at 150??

Nice to read that your running is going well despite your foot issue. Keep up the great work.

Bert said...

Actually I don't know how thin I'll be at 150, haven't been there since college or maybe high school days. I wont' have this nice little tire around my middle, that's for sure!