Monday, July 2, 2012

Here We Go Again

On September 22, I will be running my second half marathon.  I have found another 12 week training program to get me ready, so I am just waiting for that to start.

Oh wait, it starts today!

For the next 12 weeks, I will complete Hal Higdon's training program.  For my last half, I used the Novice2 level.  For this one, I am stepping it up a bit and doing the intermediate program.  Basically, the only differences are training 5 days/week instead of 4, increasing some of the miles on some of the shorter runs, and adding a little bit of speedwork.

Aside from all of the running that will be done, I am also interested to see what happens to my weight during this time.  During my first training program, I was able to lose about 15 pounds.  Since then, I've put a little back on in my month & a half off since the race.  So my goal for this time around is to end up at 210 by race day.  We'll see how it goes.

Starting weight:  228
Goal weight:  209 (75 lb mark)
Comments:  They say it's hard to lose weight during training because people have to eat more to sustain the endurance.  Since I was able to lose quite a bit last time, I am confident that I can do it again.  Once I actually get into training and make it through the first couple weeks, I will get to 220 no problem.  That will just consist of working off the excess that I have put on.  The difficulty will lie in passing 215 and getting to 210.  That will take a whole lot of effort.  But it will be worth it in the end.  A couple of "vacation" periods have killed my eating habits, but I'm just about ready to get back into the swing of things.  This first week is funky since I am in Minnesota, but it's starting off with a bang.  A trail run in my woods, a half marathon relay on the 4th, then an unofficial 5K with the Do Life  team.  

Time to kick some butt!

Ready, go!

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