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Five weeks and counting.....

Friday, September 25, 2009

On Sunday, Sept. 27, it will be exactly five weeks until the NYC Marathon.

Since I have really been lazy with my exercise, my eating, my sleeping patterns, etc for several months now, I am going to post a weekly schedule for me to follow. I am hoping this will give me that last big push to lose those extra pounds, feel good and have a great race.

It worked pretty well last week. I really only had one day where I did not follow my plan. The bad news is that I was REALLY bad on that one day. The good news is, I felt REALLY good all week. Although I wasn't sleeping that well, my workouts were good and I could tell my body was responding to a more balanced schedule.

So here we go again. This is my plan for the week of September 27- October 3rd:

Sunday 27: Run 20-22 miles: YES. did have to do some run/walk to get all the miles in
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 9 hours of sleep: 10 hours in bed. woke up frequently R/T storms
Eat between 3000-3300: 3044
No fast food: YES. did dine out at sit down restaurant
No soda pop: NO.

Monday 28: Recovery run/walk for 1-2 miles: YES. 2 mile run followed by 2 mile walk
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 7 hours in bed. did not sleep well
Eat between 1600-1700 calories: 1579
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Tuesday 29: Run (or cross train) 3 miles: YES + 2. five miles running followed by one mile walking
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 730 in bed. woke up several times
Eat between 1600-1700 calories: 1617
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Wednesday 30: Run (or cross train) 5 miles: YES + 1. two miles running and four miles cross training.
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: YES. took a nap also in afternoon
Eat between 1600-1800 calories: 1580
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Thursday 1: Run (or cross train) 4 miles: YES + 2. worked 10.5 hours. decided not to go to the gym. felt guilty for overeating. went to gym at 815pm and did 6 miles of cross training on the elliptical. very proud of myself
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 7 hours in bed; felt restful in am
Eat between 1600-1800 calories: NO. estimate 2621. better than my cheat day last Friday so I guess that is a plus.
No fast food: YES. did get pizza
No soda pop: NO. one Mountain Dew

Friday 2: No required exercise: 1 mile running. 1 mile walking
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 730
Eat between 1600-1700 calories: 1671
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES
Check and record weight: down another 1.2 lbs. seems to be the magic number for me.

Saturday 3: Run 10-12 miles: YES. ran 12 miles with some hill work thrown in.
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 930 hours in bed. took nap in afternoon as well.
Try to stay under 2500 calories: 2696. so-so. didn't create a calorie deficit but did manage to break about even...may be 100-200 calorie(s) over.

Wish me luck. I will edit blog each day to try and keep myself accountable!
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  • RUNSWITHDEER
    You will be ready. There's time left.
    Go the distance. Take care of yourself.
    Hopefully, I'll see you there, my friend.
    3331 days ago
  • THANNYAOSUNA
    You can do it and good luck
    3334 days ago
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