Well week one is over and I survived! I followed my plan and stuck within my daily allotted calories. I have actually been calculating my food intake both through My Fitness Pal and through Weight Watchers. I wanted to see how they compared. I’ll post another update on that later.
I realized this week that when you don’t run in.. oh, MONTHS, running sucks! But I also realized I can’t compare what I did a year ago to what I can do now. I do have a half marathon in May, so I need to get my butt back in gear. No more goofing around.
My Tuesday run I was suppose to get in 3 miles. Well. I cannot run 3 straight miles anymore. Well, I probably could but not at the 11:28 pace that I was running last year. So I had to decide on the spot that in order for me to be successful with this run, I had to do intervals. And there isn’t anything wrong with that.
So around .50 miles in, I started a 2:1 interval, run for 2 minutes and then walk for 1. Goal was 3 miles, but I only made it to 2.5 because a plastic ball got stuck under my treadmill! (dangers of kids at home while you are trying to work out). I don’t have my time for Tuesday but here are my times for the rest of the week
Friday – 3 miles – 40:17 – 13:25 pace
Sunday – 4 miles – 55:22 – 13:50 pace.
Am I happy with those times? NOPE, but I have to remember that I am pretty much starting over. So I can either do what I have to do and get the miles in and watch those times improve, or burn out and quit. I am choosing to do what I have to do and get the miles in.
So tomorrow is the big day, weigh in day. I am at least 1 pound down. There were days when I was 2. But we will see in the morning.
Over all I am happy with my week. It was a good start. Next week I am going to add some weight training. Specifically Chalean Extreme, this will incorporate some resistance training and cardio on top of running 4 days a week. Here is my schedule for next week
Monday – Burn Circuit 1
Tuesday – 3.5 miles
Wednesday – Burn Circuit 2 / Ab Burner
Thursday – Burn intervals / 3.5 miles
Friday – Burn Circuit 3
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 5 miles
Stay tuned for tomorrows weigh in… #25lbsin25wks