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|Author: ||Impossible Dream|
|Subject: ||RE: Soup to Nuts - Letsrun Train Me|
Exciting to follow the Boston thread and the fantastic performances put up by all.
I'm anxious to hear how PM did as it sounds like ideal conditions to run fast.
A little update, I have decided NOT to run the April 30 HM. I was only interested in running to try and pick up some cash, but they stacked some of the rules against me. First, they classified masters as 45 and older. That puts me in the open category. Plus the entry fee $75.
Add to these factors that I'm going to take the better of this week just to recover from my race on Saturday. If I'm similarly beat up after the April 30 HM, then that just puts an unnecessary dent in my 5k training.
Speaking of that, I think my plan is to commence the next phase starting April 24.
I've also made a determination based on the eye test of me vs. other athletes who finished around me in the HM on Saturday. I'm easily carrying around 15 to 20 lbs more weight than most if not all of those guys. While I'm certainly not fat anymore. Heck, I'm starting to show some definition in my abs. I don't think I'm going to reach my potential weighing in between 165 and 170 lbs. So, I'm going to try and safely lose more weight. Hopefully I can pull this off. 10 lbs at least. It might take me that whole summer, especially considering that I don't want to lose training time to do it. In the long run, the lower weight is going to help with the injuries as well.
I'm going to have really think about what I do for weight training also. Compared to other runners, I really do still look like a linebacker (American Football)... A lot of weight in my upper body muscles. I'm not going to forego that type of training but I need to cater it to lean muscle maintenance and strength with out adding any size.
Hope PM had a great race. Let me know.
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