This week flew by – I only managed two days of running due to a tweaked muscle in my back, but am feeling better already. I am looking forward to running the Marine Corps Marathon 10K this weekend – while Roswell is tackling the full marathon distance.
I am trying to find my motivation to lose weight. Well, I’m not sure it’s motivation I lack. I feel like a few years ago when I wanted to lose weight, I just had to watch what I was eating a bit more and work out a bit more. But now that I’m a bit older, it doesn’t come quite as easily. The past few weeks have been incredibly frustrating, because I feel like I have been working out an increased amount, but I’m not seeing any changes. There is definite truth in the idea that “abs are made in the kitchen” but I’m also sensitive to my struggles lately with B.E.D. which has been triggered by dieting and restricting my intake. I’m trying to make going to the gym in the evening a routine. My thought is simply to head to the gym or the track everyday after work (even rest days) just to get into the habit.
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Monday 10/9: Rest
Tuesday 10/10: 2.50 mi (37:40) 15:05 min/mi
I ran intervals after work again. Between the weather and improvement, my times are getting faster! I love to see them a bit more consistent though – or at least progressive.
Average paces for 2 minute intervals: 10:22, 9:41, 10:13, 9:59, 10:26, 10:15
Wednesday 10/11: Body Pump (1:05)
My new class for this week is Body Pump – I loved it and definitely want to continue attending this class. However, it did make me realize that I really need to stretch more and/or do yoga. I did something to my shoulder and I think it’s because everything was tight. I wish I could go back to Bikram Yoga again; however, the studio closest to me has a difficult schedule to work out without a car. And it’s not inexpensive. Oh well.
Thursday 10/12 & Friday 10/13: Rest
I had intervals on my schedule for Friday, but work was crazy and I just didn’t know how my back would react to running yet. So I took two days off with plans to add time to my long run this weekend.
Saturday 10/14: The Ghost Race – 5.11 mi (1:10:50) 13:52 min/mi
My training plan this weekend called for a 40 minute long run as I prepare for the MCM 10K next Sunday. However, while browsing Strava, I noticed a new club from Lululemon for The Ghost Race. After hearing about the neat rewards from their last Strava challenge, I didn’t want to miss this one. So I talked Roswell into meeting me in Georgetown on Saturday for our run (he ran down the Capital Crescent from Bethesda, while I drove to Georgetown and ran the out and back.). It was a nice change of scenery as it’s been a while since I’ve run the Capital Crescent trail.
Sunday 10/15: Elliptical (42:24)
After my photography class, I hopped over to the gym for a quick elliptical session. I wasn’t particularly pleased with the photo from yesterday (I may have edited it bit..) and I just need to get my rear in gear. Starting with committing time to the gym.
Total mileage for the week: 7.6 miles
Training plan this week:
Tuesday: 2:1 Intervals & Yoga
Wednesday: Body Pump?
Thursday: 25 minute recovery run
Saturday: Shakeout Run
Sunday: MCM 10K