Sunday, 6 November 2011

I'm still breathing...

Yep, I know, AWOL again.

That's not usually a good sign with me - it usually means I'm not doing much in the way of exercise and am eating my way through a Thorntons warehouse.  Not this time though: it's actually all going okay.

By way of an update:

  • I've lost 17lb since the late summer weight peak
  • I started running - very carefuly - 3 weeks ago
  • Longest run is only up to 7.5 miles and this week was the highest at 22
  • Exercising consistently 6 days from 7
  • Have recorded food intake every single day since the end of September
  • Achilles is holding up okay - no pain uless I squeeze it
  • I've entered Paris marathon again!
Plan from here is to carry on with the weight loss until Christmas then knock a bit more off after Christmas (along with any festive gain).  That should take me 9lb lower than I was when I ran Paris this year.  I'm already lighter than I was this time 12 months ago.

Training wise its a gradual increase to 30 miles a week by early December, and a long run of about 11.5 miles.  No speedwork, no hills.  Then I'll have a crack at following the Pfitzinger & Douglas 18 week 'up to 55 miles a week' plan.

Right now I'm cautiously optimistic of making it to the start line in April.  If I do I'll stand a good chance of a PB.  If I don't make it then so be it.  At least I'll have carefully given myself a chance.