Posted: 20/06/2013 at 11:28
(All gone quiet over here?)
Not really been tracking my weight that closely here, so a pleasant surprise to find I have lost 6lbs over a period of about a month. Probably a bit more focussed running has done the trick: maybe the diet has been a little bit better?
Anyway, the 16 week marathon training plan kicked in this week. As we know, training for a marathon is no guarantee of weight loss: I failed to lose a single pound in the run up to my last marathon. This time, though, might be different (he hopes!). I'm doing a more intensive training plan - running 5 times a week, and more speed work in it that the last "get round" plan. Really enjoying being back in a focussed training plan, and the running feels really good.
This weekend might be interesting: probably doing parkrun on Saturday (a friend is on 99 parkruns, and I would like to be there for his 100th), and then doing the Cheshire & South Manchester "Longest parkrun" on Sunday - 7 parkruns throughout the day. I'm aiming to do each one in under 30 minutes, but I suspect Woodbank (the 4th of the 7) might catch me out with its "playful" little hills.