Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Easy Run


Today was supposed to be an easy 4 mile run. I did just that--I took it easy. I thought about not even running today and doing it tomorrow instead, but I thought that it would be better for me to stick to my schedule if possible.

I was tired again today. I had gone for an hour walk not too long before I went running. Anyways, I tried to just enjoy my run without worrying about going fast and trying to compete with myself.

I did mile 1 in 10:43, mile 2 in 10:56, mile 3 in 11:06, and mile 4 in 11:26. I was trying to pace myself at about an 11 minute mile but wow my pacing skills are way off! I need to work on that so that I will be able to accurately pace myself when I race.  I used to be good at doing a 12 minute mile pace consistently so I guess I will have to get used to doing an 11 or 10:30 minute mile pace.

I haven't lost any weight during the last week or so and I think I'm hitting a plateau. Bummer. Whatever it is I hope it is over with soon because it can get kind of depressing. It's no fun feeling like I'm not getting anywhere even though I am working out hard and tracking all of my calories. I'm thinking that I need to up the weight of my strength training a bit, and try to walk on the days I am not running. Hopefully that works!

I hope you are having a good week so far!



  1. those plateaus are always tough. How often do you weigh yourself? If it's every couple of days, you could help your mental game by doing it at the same time every week.
    Also, I agree with upping the weight for your strength training. However, just remember that what you might consider a plateau in numbers on the scale is actually just your body starting to gain muscle weight.

    I spent an entire summer one year working out 5-6 days a week for 1.5 hours, with an additional hour of ab class twice a week. Although I had a nice mix of cardio and weights, I actually only gained weight because of the muscle weight.

    Remember to focus more on how you feel and not what the numbers say. If your clothes are continuing to fit more loosely, if you're feeling healthier about your life, then that's what matters most. You're probably slimming up a lot, but those numbers might not reflect it.

    Keep it up!
    And as for the's so hard! That's why I was so thankful for those guys in the race who were actively checking their pacing. Made it so much easier! (But I also realized that I liked switching between slower and faster miles...always an option)

  2. I agree with elb about the numbers game. I am inspired by your consistency. Be patient, grasshopper:)


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