Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Signed up for my Half-Marathon in July!

Last night was just beautiful weather, 27C/80F, sunny, clear blue skies – I couldn’t wait to suit up and hit the trail. My goal was six minutes per kilometer for the 14K/8.7M loop, I averaged 5:39K/9:06M. I was sweating like a pig at a pig roast by the time I got back. Good training though, the weather man is predicting 33C/91F on Saturday when I have to do my 26K/16M long run. Yuck!

After showering and eating I drove the scooter to the garden and pulled weeds for a couple hours. I also picked about a pint (and ate a pint;) of fresh Strawberries, they are so sweet and yummy!

On the way home I was amazed to see so many people out jogging, walking and biking. I think jogging and Nordic walking are “in” right now. Cool!

Summary of Last Night's Training:

1 set 15 pushups, 1 set 25 sit-ups;
14K/8.7M run; total time 1:19:10.
1 set 15 pushups, 1 set 25 sit-ups;
Cool down.
Conditions: 16:15; 27C/80F, sunny, beautiful!
Feeling after training: Good!

Diet Stats:

Wake-up weight this morning: 76kg/167.5lbs
Weight lost since 01/01/2005: 4kg/8.8lbs
Goal weight by the end of June: 74kg/163lbs
Goal weight by Christmas: 70kg/154lbs

Other ponderings:

The fest across the street from us is finally over with. This is good news for my diet and my sleep. Last night I was up late because they had fireworks, of course half the town walked, biked or drove by our house on the way home afterwards. No one got the idea to be QUIET, like maybe some people need to get up at 5 a.m. and need to SLEEP!

Surprisingly I didn’t gain any weight over the weekend. When I think about all that I shoveled into the mouth this weekend this is truly AMAZING!

I signed up for the Buehlertal Half-Marathon (July 16) yesterday. I ran this race last year as my first HM, probably not a race most people would start with, it has a couple killer hills. The course is beautiful though, at least half gravel-covered forest trails. Hundseck, the town that hosts the event, is located on the main road that winds through the Black Forest. I will definitely have to bring my camera on this one.

Good for you, signing up for Buehlertal. That sounds like it will be gorgeous! Sorry to hear about the fest across the street. My street is the equivalent of First, and goes a couple miles in each direction, so folks who want to walk around (usually inebriated) seem to like walking down my street. Talking loudly. Singing. Etc. I think after ten years I'm finally getting used to it. Fresh strawbs are the best, aren't they? And how nice that you have a garden plot! Hopefully it's not going to get that warm over the weekend-yuck is right!
Mmmmmmmm! Fresh strawberries! I remember going to the pick-ur-own patches near my parents house when I was little. And yes, we would eat about as many as we brought back to pay for. Dad always doubled the cost to the farmer because he knew we were sneaking some and it was easier to pay up front. :D
Yep, I'm still caught on the fresh strawberry line too ... mmmmm ...

So, Jack ... are you starting to research cheap flights from Germany to Las Vegas for the RBF Fest?? :)
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