Friday, September 07, 2007

Race Stuff

I got my race stuff in the mail today! I am so excited about the 5K next Sunday (9/16). So excited, in fact, that I pulled up a training program for a half marathon this afternoon. There are two I want to run next year, and I totally think I can do them both. One's in May in Indianapolis and the other is in October in Evansville.

The training plan from has "pre training," which is where I'm going to start. It will mesh well with my last week or so before the 5K.

Pre-training is this many miles, run on 5 days:
3 mi, 4 mi, 4 mi, 3 mi, 5 mi

Actually, I'm probably going to do "pre, pre training" because the most miles I've run in one week is a little over 11. I don't think that doubling my miles in one week is a good idea. So I'll be working up to pre-training, which sounds hysterical but when you think about it, I am a total newbie to all this and have only been running since March.

Wow. I've been running since March. That's 6 months of running. I guess I'm not really that much of a newbie. Woohoo!

On the weight loss front - I have "officially" lost 49.8 pounds, as of today's weigh in. Monday will be my 200th day on this weight loss plan, and by God if I have to I'm going to strip naked at weigh in Monday to get to 50 pounds down. What a beautiful day of ending in zeros that will be.


Vickie said...

If you are naked on the scales at your weigh in - please be sure to have someone get a picture!!!!!

ws said...

it is all about the round numbers, isn't it? no one believes me, but there is something special about them - congratulations on the 49.8...

I definitely would not recommend doubling your miles in one week, that is something that I would do and then wonder why my body sounds like it is creaking! With 8 months of training you'll be all set for a HM in May.