Run: 5 Miles
Weight Loss: 5 pounds
Well, last night was my first run on a low carb diet. I have to say I felt no difference in my energy levels and my time did not suffer either. I was able to hold a 10 min pace for 5 miles which was my race pace for that distance back in Feb. Only 12% of my calories came from carbohydrates yesterday and I consumed 170 grams of protein. The weight is starting to fall off now as I'm already 5 pounds down this month.
Last night I didn't get to the gym until about 9:30 due to a couple of phone calls. My Uncle had his surgery yesterday and they were able to remove the tumor and thankfully it is not malignant. Depending on how he feels he may be back to work in as little as a week. He runs his own very successful machining and Saw cutting business and my Aunt and the employees are holding down the fort so he really doesn't need to rush back. Knowing my Uncle though he will probably be rolling up his sleeves and diving in very soon. Very good news on the family front. So back to my run, I had no intention of doing a tempo run but that's really what it turned out to be. I don't consider 10 min pace to be an easy run for me so I logged it as a tempo run.
Here is my plan for the weekend. I was originally thinking about doing the distance tomorrow but after getting some good advice from Chad and Mendy I decided it was time to scale the mileage down in preparation for the race next weekend. I am going to run at least 7.1 at a nice easy pace which will give me 15.2 miles for the week. I'm hoping Mendy and I can meet up and run the Donaldson loop. Then Sunday will be strength training. Next week my mileage will really taper off and I also will be doing a few zero carb days leading up to next Saturday. I'm getting excited and nervous already.
I hope everyone has a great Friday! - Jason The Running Man