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A little discouraged

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Not with my half marathon training... actually that's going really well. I went from 5 miles last Wednesday to 6 miles this Wednesday and took 45 seconds per mile off my pace.

What I am discouraged about is my weight. I've been busting my butt with running, biking, weights and swimming and in the last 2 weeks I've gained 5 pounds! WTH... :( I know, I know... gaining muscle right... Its still tough to see 170 on the scale.

5k race this weekend. I'm not sure what I was thinking but I scheduled myself for a 4 mile training run the day before... think I will run 3 today, bike tomorrow and then kick butt on the 5k.
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  • v 2WHEELEDSHARON
    Yeah you're obviously doing really awesome, so enjoy that for a while! Do you know how to make the scale look better? Just put Jane on it and watch her be cute:)
    1121 days ago
  • v EMTFF376
    Thanks everyone! I did a lot of thinking yesterday. Its TOM, I did eat fairly salty food the night before, I've been drinking tons of water and I changed a medication recently, so I'm chalking up the weight gain to all that. And muscle of course! :) Thank you for all of your words of encouragement. I appreciate each and every one of you.

    Veach - that's right! stupid scale!!

    Robin - Not too many NSVs in the clothing area, but it is becoming a lot easier to run with my recovery times becoming shorter and shorter. I haven't been cramping up... or any of the other problems I've had during/post run. I love your new profile pic, BTW!

    Moonchaser - you're right, I need to keep my nutrition up instead of in a deficit, but I really wanted to shave a few pounds off before the race in June. I think its psychological that I "think" I can run faster if I'm lighter. LOL

    Prairie - Thank you!!! I will try to remember to report on my results!

    AJ - You are right. I think a lot of my pace reduction was the weather. I dressed more appropriately this week than last. I got overheated last week. I will take the improvements where I can get them though! :) Thanks for the info about retaining water. Hopefully those pesky muscles will get rid of it soon!!! :)

    Sugars - Thank you! Long hard road, but totally worth it.

    1121 days ago
  • v SUGARSMOM2
    I am impressed with what I have read about your work . you have done a great job . do not worry .
    1122 days ago
  • v AJDOVER1
    It's not necessarily "real" weight. When we do a lot of training, our muscles tend to retain water as part of the healing process. ((You took off 45 seconds per mile? That's FANTASTIC!)) I know that doesn't help when looking at the scale, but just know it's more important to be fit than to hit a certain number on the scale.

    You're my hero!
    1122 days ago
  • v PRAIRIECROCUS
    All the best, for your 5 K !
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    1122 days ago
  • v MT-MOONCHASER
    I have read on other blogs that when you are training for a big race that you should probably aim for maintenance on the weight front. Something about needing more food to sustain the energy levels racing uses.

    I know that any gain is discouraging, especially when you have been busting your butt, but hang in there and try to celebrate the NSV's you are bound to have.

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    1122 days ago
  • v REALLY_ROBIN
    What about the nonscale victories like measurements or clothes fitting better? I hate that darn scale too...but the tide will start turning for both of us soon! Hugs...Robin
    1122 days ago
  • v VEACHXCL
    Wow! Just reading all that you've been doing made me exhausted!! Im super impressed! Stupid scale anyway ;)
    1122 days ago
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