#trainingrun – August 22nd, 2013 (Thursday) – 4.4 miles in 35 minutes

223.5 when I woke up this morning and 223 after the run this evening.

Was 219 Monday, 219 Tuesday and 221.5 Wednesday – basically I have had a regression on my weight loss mostly due to eating out 2 nights in a row for supper.  Additionally I have been up late the past 3-4 nights which translates into sleeping too late in the morning and not getting the protein breakfasts in that I need.

I have also missed 2 training runs this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) tied into eating out those nights which has not helped.

The net outcome of this is a 4.5 pound weight jump in 2 days – now this should quickly get sorted out as I suspect it is not a permanent weight gain but still not something I wanted to see.  Additionally the missed training runs is not a good thing with the Run for Diabetes half marathon coming up in less than 2 weeks.  I want to taper a bit next week…not this week!

The run tonight was good for speed overall – I did a 2.5 minute warm up walking at 5% incline on the treadmill for a total of 0.17 miles and then reset and started running.  The actual run was at 1% incline and I did the first 2 miles without stopping in 15 minutes (8mph pace) – and then did mostly 8 mph with some walking and some at 7.5 mph to get a total of 4.4 miles in 35 minutes.

Most of my body felt pretty good but a couple times I felt nauseous and I had a pretty sizeable headache for pretty much the whole run.  Both kids are sick with something right now so I might have a touch of it or it could just be my body reacting to being pushed after a few days of rest.

So at this point I have to get back on track – work through the weight regression and get some additional miles in while still giving myself some taper for the September 2nd half marathon.  Should be interesting.

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