Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In and the Neighborhood 5K Race!

As for the weigh-in, loss and no gain.   My fault.   For various reasons, I continued to eat whatever and not exercise.   A foolish mistake, given my larger goal of getting to a specific lower weight by June 16th.

I am in a friendly competition with my ex-Neighbor Ted, who has similar goals and challenges.   We both have a running schedule we are to be following (but aren't) and our own meal plans (that we have somehow misplaced).

Nonetheless, we built a Neighborhood 5K into our training calendar to see how we would be doing on our training, to suffer for our discretions and to shame the other with our lightning speed.

But Neighbor Ted won this 5K.   He completed it in 38:45 and I was two minutes longer at 40:48.  Good for him, but I am also pleased with my time.  Given that I hadn't run in two weeks and I maintained my recent 13:05 pace, I am fine with it.   I know that continued mileage will increase my pace.

My next two races are another Neighborhood Race - a 10K against Neighbor Ted on 4/28 and a Cinco de Mayo 10K.   Two 10K races, back-to-back.   I am not going for speed really...I am just using these races as motivators to get back out there again.   If I get back on my weight loss schedule, I should be about 12 pounds lighter in a month, which will make the runs easier.

Have a good week everyone.

Big Clyde


The Big Guy said...

That's kind of cool... Alas, no one fits that description of my friends...

Remember, "Yesterday is yesterday and tomorrow is tomorrow." Good luck!

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

Glad to see you working it. How nice to have a friend to help you stay accountable. Get the menus and eating under control and the scale will start moving for sure!

RockStarTri said...

I would think that cinco de mayo should be a 5k or 5 miler, 10k doesn't flow. Keep at it.