I keep meaning to update, and then inevitably something distracts me and I forget. So it's been over a week. Whoopsies! I'll put last week's workouts and weigh in on this post, and then make a new one for this week.
I didn't work out at all for nearly 2 weeks. No excuse is good enough, but I was sick and then had that really stressful week and just couldn't get motivated. This first day back to it was rough!
Monday, 4/18/11 - PALA 10k plan, Day 1 - 2 miles in 30:06 (15:03 pace) - 5 min warmup/cooldown walks, 20 min jog
I've started a new running training plan for 10k distance. I'm really thinking about doing a half marathon sometime in the next year, so I need to up my distance. 10k just seemed like the next logical step. I still can't quite jog an entire 5k yet, but I'm getting there! The training program I'm using is from Active Trainer in conjunction with the President's Fitness Challenge/Presidential Active Lifestyle Award, and is available here. It's free to use, you just have to make an account. It suggests 4 days a week of activity, some of which are designated as cross-training.
Wednesday, 4/20/11 - PALA 10k plan, Day 2 - 2 miles in 40:00 (16:00 pace) - set treadmill for rolling inclines between 3-5%
This day was tough because the treadmill was on a constant incline; I slowed to a walk a few times. The 10k plan specifies on which days you should do a hilly course. I wish there was a way to have the treadmill do a downhill slope and not just uphill, heh.
Friday, 4/22/11 - PALA 10k plan, Day 3 - 2.68 miles in 40:00 (14:55 pace) - 5 min warmup/cooldown walks @ 3.4mph, 30 min jog @ 4.2
This was the first time I've ever jogged for half an hour straight! That's over 2 miles! I was one of those kids in gym class who walked the mile when we had to do it...and now, even being nearly 60 pounds overweight, I can jog for 2 miles! Woot!
Now on to the weigh in. I will say, this week was not good food-wise. I did get back on the wagon as far as exercise goes, but I barely tracked anything I ate, and my water intake and fruit/veg were not on par. With that, and the fact that I lost nearly 6 lbs the week before, I was fully prepared to gain a bit...
Weigh in: Saturday, 4/23/11 - 219.2 - 0.2 lbs lost, 31 lbs total
...But somehow I didn't! I don't know if I'd refer to this as 'losing', more maintaining, but I am 100% okay with that.
I'll catch up from Saturday afternoon until now later today! :)