Day 213: No More Free Passes
Friday, January 18, 2013
Well, guys, it's week three of my Half Marathon training program.
Confession time: I've been so less religious in my adherence to it than I expected.
Here's how it's gone so far:
Week one: 3 mile, 3 mile, 3 mile - ALL DONE- YAY!
Week two: 3 mile, 3 mile, 3 mile - One three mile run, One two mile run, One Five mile run... is that acceptable?
Week Three: 3 Mile, 4 mile, 5 mile - One two mile run :(
OMG, what the heck am I doing?
Seriously, I need to stop with the free passes.
"Oh, it's so cold!"
"Oh, I'm so busy at work!"
"Oh, I just could watch another episode of the West Wing!"
I mean, I have to be honest here, the distances so far haven't been very difficult; but, I know if I don't start increasing my distances like I'm supposed to those later 8 - 10 mile runs are GOING TO EAT ME ALIVE.
I knew it was going to be difficult when I signed up to adhere to a training program in the dead of winter; I just thought that I was more stubborn.
I now know that I MUST be more stubborn.
In terms of diet over the last week I've kind of stalled. I mean, I haven't been terribly 'out of range'; but, I haven't come close to 1200-1300 calories. I'm not beating myself up about it, but I have to be honest as to why I can't complain about the scale not moving. After all, when you don't run as much in a week and you don't cut back on the calories it's hard to make that differential happen!
Alright. So. The plan is to hit the 5 mile training run tomorrow and prep to start next week on track with the training mileage. The plan:
1. Lay out all three of the week's runs clothes ahead of time. I own enough apparel. I can do this.
2. Put the runs in my work callendar so that no surprise meetings can sneak up on me.
3. Talk with the boss-man about what's going on. Hopefully they will continue to be as supportive as they have in the past.
Alright guys, time to get some real work done for today! Happy weekend, everyone!