I promised a return this week – and I hereby keep that promise.
Weight – 273.4 lbs
Two Week Gain / (Loss) – (1.4 lbs)
Total Loss – (54 lbs)
Weekly Mileage – 27.8 miles
As reported, two weeks ago was a total bust … I don’t get sick often, but when I do, I try to do it right. If was to have any hope of salvaging the marathon training I was going to have to make it happen this week. Of course, this would be a week that involved traveling for work, but ultimately that’s something that I’m going to have to figure out.
From a food perspective, things went pretty well. Two weeks ago (the sick one) I stayed within the Weight Watchers bounds, and this last week was close. There was a Waffle House incident, but I’m not ashamed of that.
Hear that, triple order of hash browns scattered smothered and covered? NOT ASHAMED.
And I felt like the running made a strong comeback. Lately the issues have been with my mid-week runs, and that wound up being the problem this time. Traveling just kills me, and, as I said, I’ve got to figure that out.
The long run was 16 miles this time, and a total weekly mileage of 27.8 – which are both new record. And both of those records should be re-set next week, so lets not get too excited. Today’s run was better than the 15-miler two weeks ago, but still didn’t feel as good as I think I’d like. It doesn’t help that it snowed during much of the run. Also, my nipples hurt.
I can’t help but do some math … based on this long run and extrapolating the pace out for the next 10 miles, we’re looking at just under 5 ½ hours for the marathon. For a marathon that has a 5 ½ hour time limit. So, yeah, I’m getting nervous about this. 8 weeks until this marathon, and two of those are going to be taper weeks … so, yeah. Here we go. I just have to keep trusting the training. Trust the training.
Trust the training.