More Running; More Weighty Thoughts
Monday, February 27, 2017
Woke and dressed in my running clothes. Dropped the grandkids off at school and went straight to the asphalt trail. Ran my 6 quarter mile repeats per training plan. Was so glad to hit the pace without difficulty, running my repeats under 9 minutes per mile pace. Didn't really have to work that hard. It's just amazing to me how working a training plan, just a little harder than I was already working out, makes such a difference!
My Getting Started runner who I coached on Sunday posted our pictures to FB, so I'll share one:
(Aside thought: Wow! I look so much like my paternal grandmother as I get older! She called herself "horse-face" but I always thought she was too hard on herself.)
Sunday's run completed Joy's initial training and she earned her Galloway training medal. She did 4 pre-weeks on her own from a free written plan for those who wanted a kick-start. Then Getting Started met and began group runs 9 weeks ago. I only missed one plus I did an extra because Joy had to work Saturday. So Joy has been running 13 weeks now. She's up to run 10 seconds/walk 30 seconds for about an 18 minute per mile pace. I'm very, very proud of her. I'll run-walk with her on March 4th for her first 5K. I'm pretty sure she'll be joining the half marathon training group in 2 weeks.
The middle was a "3" on the scale this morning, and I just like a "2" so much better. Reality is that if I never want to see a 3, I'm probably going to have to get down to 125 pounds because I fluctuate that much! Oh, well. I'm sure I'm not alone. I'll think about it. Maybe I need to start weighing in kilos or stones or some other measurement so that that middle number doesn't bug me so much!! And I recognize the reality that I feel much better at this weight than I did 2 months ago about 10 pounds heavier. I feel fit and healthy. I do suspect that my best racing weight is still several pounds less; my PR weight is about 5 pounds less. Not sure if I'm willing to do what it takes to live at that weight. Still mulling it over and trying on lifestyles!!