Wednesday, February 1, 2017

02/01/2017 Where did January go? February begins...with a strong run

As I saw in the forecast, today was a better day for a long run.  Yesterday, 30 degrees and snowing.  Today, 43 degrees and sunny.  My 9 miler was a lot more enjoyable today than it would have been yesterday.  I ran a comfortable pace for the duration and tried to stay at an even split, working on pacing, except for mile 9 which I sped up and ran a 6:54/mile.  I didn't look at my watch until I finished, in 1:11 and change.

I'm not sure where January went, but luckily, she took 13 lbs. with her.  When I jumped on the scale this am, it read 155.5.  Exactly 13 pounds lighter than January 3rd when I got on.  I have a med ball tht is 12 lbs., and just lifting that, it's crazy tho think about that extra weight I was carrying around.  I have about 12 more pounds I would like to go.  Racing gets easier as you get lighter, to a point, and I want to make it easier.  

For two years in a row, I have run 32:17ish for 5 miles at the triathlon in June.  I want to couple lots more miles and speed work in training and significantly less weight to carry in order to make that time go down.  I have 136 days to prepare.

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