Sunday, April 08, 2007

Behind!

No this post is not about my behind, although that would be a HUGE topic!!! I'm talking about how far behind I am with my 2007 weight loss and running goals. Not to worry, though. I'm not so far behind that my goals are out of reach. So, where am I?

Well, regarding my goal to lose 75 lbs. by the end of 2007, I'm WAAAAAY behind on that one. To achieve that goal, that would have been a reasonable 1.4 lbs. per week. I'm currently 9 lbs. over where I started the year so now, I'm looking at losing 84 lbs. by Dec. 31st. Now, with 39 weeks left in the year, I'm staring at a little over 2 lbs. per weeks weight loss. That's basically just a ~1,000 calorie per day deficit so that is still highly achieveable.

My running has not been consistent and I haven't been in "training mode" for over a month now. The week beginning March 5 was my last 20+ mile week. Since then, my weekly totals have been 15, 5, 8, and 3 this week, definitely not the log any distance runner would be proud of. I'm currently a little less than 40 miles off pace of my 2007 goal of 1008 miles for the year. I came up with the 1008 number, twice my 2006 miles, as a conservative but reasonable goal. All things considered, I'm not that far off of this goal and still have plenty of time to make it. One thing I must not do though is to get back out there too quickly and think I can start cranking out 25, 30+ mile weeks after being on the couch so much the last month or so. No, I haven't lost ALL my fitness and strength but I most certainly have lost some and I need to ease back into things.

I'm tring to get positive here. Happy thoughts! Happy thoughts! I've slipped a bit since January but I haven't fallen completely into the abyss. It's time to regroup, refocus, and get to work.

I did an easy 3 miles around the neighborhood yesterday. My time was a little over 42 minutes with an average pace of ~14:00 minutes/mile. I took it real easy, just wanting to remind my legs how it feels. Legs said it felt good. I hate to use (abuse) cliche's but looks like I'M BAAAACK!, at least I feel like I am. See y'all at the LP run on Wednesday.

16 comments:

Light Speed Turtle said...

Hi vic, I'm a long time reader I've followed your blog since early in your first marathon training. You totally inpired me and I hope to continue to read about your sucess in road running.

BTW I have my own blog which I started because reading yours was so much fun. I hope people enjoy my journey Like I enjoyed yours.

Crosstrain said...

Vic, I'm expecting you to run the LP race Clydesdale edition with me on Wednesday. Jon, Bill and I ran it last year and walked away with goodies. Jon won't be there so there is an opportunity awaiting you perhaps?

Pony and Petey said...

YAY!! Good to see a blog post... I've missed you!! And good to see you are running again.

You know, I've been doing lots of these 3 and 4 milers every day and they're SO enjoyable...maybe that's the key to getting back at it... keep it light, easy and FUN!

See ya Wednesday!

Jenny said...

Oh Vic, I feel your pain! I too have put a.. err.. little weight on recently (18 pounds since Christmas!!!) and exercise has become a distant memory.

Wishing you luck in getting back on track!

J~Mom said...

Vic, I know exactly where you are coming from. I sat out a week and half and my half and I was so afraid I wouldn't want to run again. Finally I am feeling the "want" to run again but I am keeping everything really short. Just this weekend I wanted to have a long run. I am so happy to hear that you are back. Keep pressing forward!

L*I*S*A said...

I've been missin' ya, Vic! You'll get to your goal with hard work and dedication, and I think you have both of those in plenty. :)

Anonymous said...

Vic, we miss you over at the RWorld forums. Pop in and say hi!

jrzeegirl said...

Hey Vic! Looks as if a few RW peeps are drifting over here to see how you are. People were getting worried. Glad to hear things seem to be going ok. Hope that you get back on track, knowing your meticulous self, it seems you need that to be happy. Good luck! Hope to see you back over on the boards sometimes!

Humble Runner said...
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Humble Runner said...

Superb post. I feel ya, seriously! I’m jealous of your great attitude.

If I didn't have to work I'd come watch you run the LP race. Not my spring series favorite, even though it’s the ONLY time I won something. Good luck and give ole' man Joe a "run for this money". -Pun intended

Anonymous said...

Willie's right, you can volunteer *** and *** run at the LP Run. Woo Hoo!

Steeeve

Anonymous said...

Hi Vic,
It's ChrisWR from beginners here. I've been following the blog too. I feel your pain--not training for a marathon--but trying pretty hard to lose weight. Just got back from a conference (with a lot of Boston Cream Pie--we had to try several versions as a cultural thing, you know ;)) and I have gained 5 pounds too.

Hang in there! I hafta get out there too!

aggie jogger '77 said...

You will find the "urge" again, it's still there. It's not in the vocabulary to give up after you've had such great success. One step, one mile at a time. Find something short term to strive for that will help motivate you.

alisak said...

Hey Vic, I'm so glad to see that you are regrouping and taking care of yourself. Even though you aren't doing the Pig, I'm thrilled to see that you still have your sights set on Houston again. Take a step back, re-evaluate things and then do what you need to do to get back there. We miss you at RW. You are an inspiration to many. Alisa :)

Steve Bezner said...

Yo Vic,

Get back on that wagon. No worries about making up lost ground, it will fall into place.

Steve

Anonymous said...

Hey Vic, just stopping in to say hello. Sorry to hear your behind in your goals for weight loss. Over at RunnersWorld we were missing you. Take a look at our Weight Loss Game, maybe it will be a motivator for you. The posts are like the miles game except for weight loss, it's open Monday's & Tuesdays with results provided on Wednesday.

See Red Run.