Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Long time coming...

This post has been a long time coming. Just wanted to get a little update in. Basically, the weight is still in pretty good shape. I'm fluctuating around 182-185 range. This is an weight that I'm happy with. My trainer felt that 175-180 was too skinny for me.

I had slowed down on running a bit as my schedule had gotten really hectic at work (I know, no excuse), but I've been back running pretty steadily the past 3 weeks. A buddy of mine has convinced me to run the Las Vegas Half Marathon in early December, so I'm on a full training program for this race. I have been running about 16 miles a week for the past few weeks, and will be ratcheting that up to 24 miles in the week preceding the race.

I've figured out that having a specific goal to work toward is critical for me to stay motivated. I have no problem looking at my training plan for the half and saying, okay, I've gotta run 3 miles today. I have a big problem just saying I've gotta run 3 miles today without the training plan. It looks like I need to always have a race coming.

In case your interested, I've got the following runs scheduled for this week: rest day, 2 miles, 3 miles, 2 miles, 3 miles, rest day, 7 miles.

I'll keep you posted as the race draws nearer. I definitely hope to be better prepared than I was for the Seafair Half Marathon.

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