Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Actually Don't Know What Week It Is....

I've been doing a lot of walking/jogging on my runs lately. Definitely a bit more than I should. I mean, I was able to run 5 miles no problem like a month and a half ago at the Big Sur Relay, but now I'm struggling to finish 1 mile. What is my problem?!

I'm not pushing myself hard enough. I'm complacent. I'm assuming that this little bit of jogging is sufficient for training. Unfortunately, I'm just lying to myself. I need to seriously step up my game. I'm being lazy and I need to work much harder in order to survive my marathon.

For one thing, I really want to lose some weight. I've been gaining insane amounts because I'm not working out as hard and I'm consuming massive amounts of food. Not a good combination. I want to get in shape and lose the weight while training. Last time I was training for the CIM half marathon, I didn't notice the scale going down until after because I had gained so much muscle. I'm cool with that this time as well as long as it's not crazy flabby fat on my body anymore. Lol. TMI?

Secondly, I want my base runs to be 5 miles. I want to be able to comfortably run 5 miles no problem several times a week. I used to want it to be only 3 miles, but I know I can already do that. 5 miles is a bit of a stretch right now so it's a better goal.

I need to take this training more seriously. I need to actually run more.... and stop walking so much. My fitness level is higher than my training partners level right now so I started dong a little extra running on my own. I'm still jogging/walking with D on our schedule, but I'm supplementing it with extra running with the mister. For example, D and I jogged/walked for about 45 minutes and then I went home and ran nonstop with the mister about 2.5 miles. It's a slow start, but I'm working back up to my base. Plus, the mister is kinda maxed out at 2.5 miles. Lol. Poor guy.

But I think my main focus right now id the weight loss, but can you seriously blame me? It's swimsuit season. What did you expect?



So, ya I know I suck. You need to make me run the entire time. I'm going to hate you but I will get over. I don't know how to make myself run the entire time. Man, running sucks. You know we were supposed to run 110 mins on Sat. Oops!


It's def not you! I need t ostep up my game. I'm so friggin lazy it's outta control. and omg... thats like 2 hours of running. ugh. If I was up to speed like I was before that would be like 9 miles straight! Gah.


Wow you are a wonder woman. I can't imagine running 9 miles yet. I need to start making that a reality.