A week of planned runs completed. A weigh-in without a weekend bulge. Waking up early to work out. Yes, the past week was filled with success.
I entered the weekend with two runs on deck, a three-miler and a four-miler, for a weekly total of 13 miles. Saturday nearly got away from me before I managed to slip in a neighborhood run before heading out for the evening. Then I had to wake up early on Sunday to fit in my trail run before a full day of visiting family and playing banjo at my monthly jam session.
While I ate terribly last night, my weight this morning was 175.7 pounds, which is about a half-pound up from last week's initial weigh-in. My BMI is still above 25, but it's trending downward to the "normal" level.
This morning I made myself late for work by conducting my core strength workout. I still mostly complete a shortened version of this routine after my runs, but I'm trying to add one off-run day of exercise. My efforts today were a good start to the week.
On deck is another increase in mileage. Four runs for 14 miles, with one being a five-miler, tentatively planned as a trail run. As you might have noticed, I'm only increasing my weekly mileage by one every other week. This pattern will continue until I reach 10 miles for my long runs, and then I begin my marathon training plan, increasing at a more aggressive rate.
One final noteworthy success last week came in the form of speed. Three out of four runs were completed at a pace under 10 minutes per mile. That fourth run? My weekly trail run. Not too shabby. Let's make it another good week.