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Good Speed Day

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I'm in my 4th day of following my meal plan without problem. The plan I'm on this week has me slightly over my SP range of protein and slightly under my SP range of carbs. Next week I'll be within range for both programs. Should you be wondering, I'm following the Curves Member Guide. This week I'm doing the Higher Protein option and next week I'll switch to the Higher Carbohydrate option. My kidneys and pocketbook do better on the latter. Using that plan when I weighed in the 180's really worked well. It was the first time I lost weight on 6 meals a day with virtually no hunger.

Did my first Galloway speed training today which included four half-mile repeats and a total of about 5 miles. Today I was the slowest person in the fastest HM training group. It was a challenge. First, the five of us in our pace group ran with the last person coming to the front repeatedly (an Indian run, I think they called it). Once I honestly thought I couldn't, but I did. We also did "gliders" where we started out running and our leader would say "pick it up" and we'd go faster, and then 20 steps or so later say "pick it up again", and we'd go faster, and then he'd say "glide" and we'd permit our body to slow to a walk. The last half mile repeat I did in 4:22. My best ever time for a mile is 8:47, so I was just a hair faster than that. All in all I felt good about my workout. Next week is a 9 mile run and then the following week is six half-mile repeats. We build to 17 miles and twelve half-mile repeats. I am hopeful that I can keep up.

Flylady Housekeeping:
Made my bed, emptied the dishwasher, and did my morning Flylady routine before going to my 6 am run. My house is looking better and better and I'm liking it.
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