Yesterday was my first ever organized running event. It was loads of fun! (when I get some pictures from the actual race from another racer, I'll post them.) I completed the 3.3 miles in right at 32 minutes…pretty good time. My average pace was 10:07 minutes/mile. I’m even more excited about the 10K next Sunday now! After that, I don’t really have any events planned, however I am looking at doing a duathlon option at a triathlon (Tri for Old Glory) in San Marcos, TX on July 7th. I’m thinking if I do it I’m going to shoot for the Olympic distance option. That would be a 10K run with a 23.5 mile bike ride. What I’ll do to train for it is to do a 7 mile run, then transition in my apartment to the bike and ride 26-27 miles on the bike. If I can do that, then I can do the duathlon. I’m sure I can do it. It’s an $89 registration fee….woooo doggies! But, I want to do it, so I think it’s worth it. I should get a neat finisher’s medal too. I hope.
Today I’ve got a 7 mile run planned. I haven’t run back to back days since right after thanksgiving and I was still running short intervals of no more than 8 minutes each on the treadmill at that time. I’m pretty sure I won’t have a problem with it because yesterday’s run was only just over 3 miles and today is a 7 miler. Should be alright.
Okay, so the “slump” continues. I ate waaaaaay too much yesterday. You’ll also notice I didn’t weigh in yesterday like I usually do. Tomorrow is the weigh in/remeasure day for the fitness challenge I’m doing with co-workers, so I just opted to wait until tomorrow to do my weigh in. I’m sure I’m back up to at least 179, which is what I weighed in at for the last weigh in for the challenge. Oh well. I just hope I’m not over that mark. I’d really hate to register a gain in the challenge. But…if I do, I do and I just have to accept it and move forward. I’m making a commitment now to do better in April than I did in March. Over the next 2 months (between now and the next weigh in for the challenge), I want to see at least a 7 lb loss. I think that is totally doable, so long as I stick to my plans and my routines. I’m hoping I’ve got all this slump business out of my system and can quit eating things I don’t need to be eating. Wish me luck!