Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Big Fat F!!!

My running log has a Plan tab on it where I can enter my planned training for the week. Then, as I enter my runs in the actual log, it populates my actual miles for each day and tallys what percentage of planned mileage I've actually run through the week. By the end of the week, I'm able to see what percentage of planned miles I actually ran.

I always looked at this page as simply what it is, a percentage of planned miles that I ran for the week. But David pointed out to me that to him, it's kind of like a grade. Now, in the schools I attended, the grade scale was A (93-100), B (86-92), C (78-85), D (70-77), and F (below 70). So, here's the row from last week.

A 38% is a BIG FAT F

I've entered into a whole new level of underachievement. Do I have anything positive to say? NO!!! Man, that's strange, isn't it?

I did 3.3 miles on the beach yesterday at a little over 14 minute pace. I made the mistake of waiting until 9:30 or so to head out. I drove out and planted some water at around the halfway point. My out leg was right into the sun and the breeze was barely noticeable. On the way back, though, I was able to relax a little and stop squinting and get into a groove. I really enjoyed running on the beach. The left to right camber on the out leg was a little tough on my ankle but made for a good workout.

I'm slowly but surely running out of time before marathon training starts. I really wanted to end July at around 270 lbs but that's very quickly becoming out of reach. To get there in 12 weeks, that will be an agressive 2.5 lbs. per week. It's doable, yes but I'm going to have to dig deep. Now is the time. No more putting off what I must do.


Anonymous said...

Yo Vic,

You got in ~2 hours of running last week, so definitely a pass. On the weight question, ask Bill about *** the photo *** - might be a helpful motivator!


Pony and Petey said...

Hey dude...you got out there and did SOMETHING! That counts!

You have not GIVEN UP...you are still STRIVING. That counts!

You are still being honest with yourself and accountable to others. That counts BIG TIME!!

So hang in there...give yourself credit for what you're doing...don't beat yourself up too much for what you did not do.

"forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus!"

Keep the FAITH!

Humble Runner said...

Sounds like it is time for another friendly competition. Name the parameters and what is at stake… I'm there!

Think FAST, I'm ready to find my groove!

J~Mom said...

We are all here cheering for you!! There are no Fs!! We give an E for effort and you are still trying so you get that!! I believe in you Vic! You can do this!!

Steve Bezner said...

Umm...stake, sounds delicious. Oh wait never mind.

Hang in there Vic, if a quarterback threw 40% pass completion rate I would NOT give him a F.

TX Runner Girl said...

Hang in there Vic. I agree with the others - you are out there making an effort and that's what counts! Keep moving forward and you'll get there!