Rest Day - Half marathon planned
Sunday, December 09, 2012
My weight was back to 131.8 this morning.
The workout yesterday did its job. I'm not really sore today, maybe just slightly stiff. I think I'll be ready for my next run and strength training tomorrow, this time at home because the cheapskate gym I go to is closed most of Sunday. So it will be outdoor running and free-weights, weight bench and ball, which is largely what I use at the gym anyhow.
I had fun watching a boy's highschool swim meet today. Watching it made me remember how helpful upper body strength would be for swimming (not to mention moving 70 lbs hay bales and swinging my 40 lb Western saddle onto my horse effortlessly). I just have to learn to be more patient about increasing my weights.
Against my original plans I decided to sign up for the same half-marathon road race in March that I have now done 2 years in a row. This March my time was very slow because I was just in the process of switching over to low-carb and had not gotten my body used to burning fat yet. Now I have transitioned fully and have lost over 10 lbs, both of which should allow me to run much better than the previous two years. The race is just at the beginning of spring which is a good reason to continue at least some running through the winter.