Tonight’ workout was kind of a mess, but it ended up going ok. My plan was to do 15 total miles, with 5 in 45 minutes, 5 in 42:30, and the last 5 in 40 minutes. I had a million watch problems, so things got messed up. I did the first 5 in 8:52 miles, which was fine. The next 5, I have no idea what happened in the first half. I forgot to start my watch for about a mile, then I started it and stopped for a drink, and then I felt like it was way off, so I just disregarded it for a while. The second 2.5 were in 8:20 miles, and that felt pretty good. It was getting late and I was running out of steam, so I started up again, and hit a mile in 8:00 even, which was pretty impressive. I started bargaining so I could go home, and was also worried a little about sapping my legs knowing that I have a really crazy week next week with no days off. I did the next mile in 8:15, and I don’t know what happened on the 3rd, because I lost focus, and wanted to stop again for drinks. I could have done 5 in probably 41 minutes if I wanted to but it was just a bizarre workout and I wanted it to be over. Overall it went fine, though.
My mind is still blown that I could be running this much and I’m not losing weight at all.I was 209 after tonight, but I ate pretty crappy all weekend and drank a bunch of beers last night. My food/alcohol intake is bad but it’s just crazy to basically have broken even so far this month. I’ve probably burned 25,000 calories running so far this month, which should be good for about 7 pounds. That is really frustrating. I do need to keep in mind that I’ve done next to nothing as far as monitoring calorie intake, and that is obviously counter-productive. I think if I really focused for like 2 weeks I would drop a lot of weight. I’m gonna keep trying.
Here’s what I have left of the gauntlet:
Mon 30th – end of week 13 (64 planned) – 11
Tues 31st- 20 total
Weds 1st – 7
Thurs 2nd – 12
Fri 3rd – 10 total
Sat 4th – 21
Sun 5th – end of week 14 – 10 (68 planned)
Mon 6th – day off
I can’t believe I’ve made it this far and I still feel pretty good. That day off on the 6th is gonna feel really weird. Only 91 miles to get there…