Training Plan coming together

I have entered the Gold Coast. Marathon being run early July and am slowly putting a training plan together. Aim is not to get injured and run at a reasonable pace. I have decided to make Friday my rest day.

Today being a rest day I only ran 3 Km. I think I ran reasonably well despite feeling a little sick throughout the day.

30 push ups and 100 crunches.Image

I received a new jacket free from New Balance. That was a plus.

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Time to run a bit faster

Ok Marathon has come and gone and now to try and run a little faster.

Reasonable run today. After about an easy couple of Kms I moved a little faster and was pleased to see I got to my turn about point quit quickly for me. I pushed the pace a bit coming home and recorded my fastest time for that course.

Probably I was still very slow however I felt  like I was moving a bit faster than my usual plod. I kept ‘ the pace’ up and did not wimp out as is my want.

I am thinking on starting another Blog…something like Quest for Speed. One man’s endeavour to out run a slow moving tree.Image

Weight Loss.

ImageAbout three years ago I weighed in at around 73 Kilos ( about 160/1 pounds), I worked hard in getting my weight down to about 66 Kgm ( 145 pounds). That sounds good but it took me close to a year. My weight this year has been around 68.5 Kgm but I have got down to low 64 Kilos ( around 140 pounds which I think was my weight 40 years ago). At 1.76 cm…I think…about 5 foot 9/10 that’s not really great for a Marathon runner. But I have yet to reinvent myself as a marathon runner. 

My view on how to lose weight is to eat less and train hard. Sounds simple.But not always easy. I think that training has to consist of sweating…meaning effort….meaning for me speed work. Something I am not really doing as I am afraid of activating one of my oh so many injuries. But we will see. Also running for three hours probably helps a bit as well.

I seem to have pulled up well from the 30 Km run yesterday. But I don’t want to take any chances so just went for a short jog today. Also got to the Gym and did 30 minutes on the Eliptical training machine….not sure if this does much.

Tried to do a Plank…heard good things about that. Boring though.

100  push ups and 210 stomach crunches….I think I will cut down on the stomach crunches…my stomach is strong but does not look that flash as I still have a layer of fat over the muscle….ok make that two layers.