Friday, January 14, 2011

Closer to my goal

Yesterday I got off work and drove to Dick's Sporting Goods to look for some Body Glide Anti-Pain balm but they didn't have any. Instead I got me some new socks with padding on them and some sports beans. I went home and waited for my girlfriend to get home so we could go to the gym. I ate the sports beans about 30 minutes before getting to the gym.

Once I got there I started running at a 4.5 mph pace. After about half a mile I got the urge to go pee really bad. I finished one mile in 13 minutes and then went to the rest room. I came back and started at a 5.5 mph pace but slowed down every once in a while. At the 3 mile (2 plus the 1 I had already finished) I took a shot block which helped out and gave me some needed energy. I think next time I'll take a Gatorade.

I continued on until about 4 miles where I slowed down to 4.5mph. After about a minute I started at 6.0 mph and continued on until about 5.5 miles. I slowed down and walked until 5.75. At that point I wanted to get done so I sprinted the rest at 7.5mph. I was really pleased with my run, I finished 5 miles in 57 minutes which is an improvement of 2 minutes and 45 seconds from last week's run. I finished the 6 miles in 70 minutes (57 minutes+13 minutes of the first mile before my rest room break). I think I'm going to start taking either a gel packet or some sports beans before my workouts. That really helped out. I think the socks helped out as well.

I weighed myself last night as well.....(insert dramatic pause here)...and I've lost five pound since I started 2 weeks ago. I'm now at 220 and my goal weight is 185. It's going to be hard to do this but I'm sure I can do it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

*Insert Running Here*

This week I only ran on Monday. My knee was hurting pretty bad but I was able to complete my speedwork. I didn't keep track of how fast I was going, all I know is that I finished 4 miles. I've been trying to eat fairly healthy and my girlfriend is being really supportive about it. We've stuck to lean meats and vegetables for dinner. I'm weighing in today so we'll see how I've done this week.

On Tuesday I went to Half Price Books and bought  'Your First Triathlon' by Joe Friel. I've been reading it and have learned a bit about nutrition before, during and after working out. Today I'm going to see how well I improve following what the book said. Today is my long run day and I'm supposed to run 6 miles. We'll see how that goes.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I've been bad about updating this so here's my new update. Last week I think I did pretty good about running. Monday I did 4 miles in about 50 minutes, I started off too fast and by the second mile I was struggling. Tuesday I went and ran 2 miles which took me about 30 minutes. I ran outside and it was pretty cold so that didn't help any. Thursday I ran at the gym for 5 miles in 59:45. Not too bad for now. Saturday I slept in and then went running outside, it wasn't too cold so that helped out ALOT. I did 3.2 miles in 32 minutes. I've improved my 5k time a whole bunch. I remember when I did the Jingle Bell 5k I did it in 46 minutes. I've cut 14 minutes off so I'm happy about my improvement. Last night I had a soccer game and I got knee'd in the ribs so hopefully that doesn't affect me. My knee is hurting so we'll see how tonight's workout goes. I'm supposed to do my speed workout today. Run 2 miles and jog 2 miles.