Run: 7 Miles
I had a really busy weekend. I was able to finish redoing our deck and it turned out really nice. I also was able to get the yard back in order. I decided to pass on the strength training and give my back and shoulders the extra rest.
I just finished my long run of 7 miles and I feel like it went ok. I did struggle mentally early in the run. My legs and my conditioning really felt great but my mind wasn't in it. When I hit the 5th mile I picked up the pace a little bit and I started to reel myself back in to a better mood. I thought about my grandfather who just loves to walk and now because of his age, 93, he isn't able to get out much anymore so I run for him.
I can remember special times with him from when I was 5 years old. Even though I haven't been able to spend more then a couple of hours once a year over the last 4 or so years we seem to have a connection, something special. Even though if I walked into his room tomorrow he might not be able to remember my name right away, we have a connection. He always seems to come to my mind at some point during my runs.
Well, on to week three in my training and here is the rundown:
Tue: 3 Mile Easy + Strength
Wed: 4 Mile Easy + Strength
Thur: 3 Mile Tempo + Strength
Sat: Cross Training Probably a Bike ride
Sun: 5 Mile Long Run
Total Miles: 15
4 Strength Sessions
I may modify the strength training just depends on how my back and shoulder do. You can guarantee that they will be light strength workouts. Still at 197 in the weight department and my weight loss will probably start to slow. I am starting to add calories especially more carbs to my diet to help fuel my runs. I will still be in a calorie deficit and hope to average about two pounds a week. By the end of next month I should be in full maintenance mode with my weight. I will have to eat like a horse to maintain my weight but that will be the fun part! Hope everyone has a good Monday morning! - Jason