//
you're reading...
diet, Food, free time & relaxation, Health, Marathon training, Running

Week Twelve Recap: Off the Wagon

So.

It seems that with the summer and summer heat here I went a bit crazy last week.

Friends here,
Family there,
Food and wine everywhere.

image

Saturday Sunset

Nothing wrong with that, but I’m not moderation girl. It’s all or nothing, baby. And this week it was all. All the food, all the booze and two (!) extra kilos in a week.

I’m not shocked really, it’s about what you’d expect if you go off wagon as badly as I did.

The only good news here is that at least I managed not to cheat on my training plan. 🙂

But the extra weight and constantly full belly combined with the heat wave meant no easy runs this week.

Here’s Week Twelve (the Cutback Week) in numbers:

Tuesday – 9km
Thursday – 5km
Saturday – 14km
Sunday – 5km

For a total of 33km. And some of the hardest kilometres I’ve run.

***

The Plan.

Every high has a crash. Mine came today when I looked at how incapable I am of cutting loose in moderation. 😦

This is why I need another plan in addition to my training plan.

A nutrition plan.

I need to get back on track.

I’m drastically lowering the amount of sugar and alcohol I’m allowing myself to consume and I’m back to counting calories. I’m bad at it, but I need to at the moment.

I’m 19 days away from my first half marathon (omg!) and I need to ditch the belly.

19 days and two kilos doesn’t sound too horrid, right? Right?

The most complicated thing here is balance. I have two weeks of intense mileage building coming up (in a blasted heat wave) before five days of taper.

I need to cut my calorie intake to a deficit of about 800 a day and at the same time have enough energy to run. :/

Serving two masters. Ain’t gonna be easy.

The Training Plan.

I have 11+6.5+22+6.5=46km planned for next week. Eeep. It’s a lot more than what I ran this week…but only three kilometres more than what I ran the week before.

The numbers are getting scary to me, but…it’s only Week Thirteen of the marathon Plan with twelve more weeks to go before taper. Halfway there! 😉

K.

Advertisements

Discussion

One thought on “Week Twelve Recap: Off the Wagon

  1. I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award. Check out my post http://followyourheartandlifewillfollow.wordpress.com/ Happy Blogging!

    Posted by runningtoherdreams | June 4, 2013, 3:00 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 139 other followers

Instagram
Running for Myself

... because that's the only way to do it

Hemingway Run

Marc Hemingway: On The Road To Berlin Marathon

I Train Therefore I Eat.

Nutrition, Strength Training, and joie de vivre

The Princess and the Jog

If the running shoe fits

Dinner of Herbs

Love for healthier foods.

Run Don't Run

Sometimes running, sometimes not

fairweatherrunner

running blog

278 to Boston

In July 2011, I weighed 278 lbs. On Mar 12, 2013 I made the decision to qualify for the Boston Marathon. This is my journey.

The Way I Run My Life

Running, living, things I love

Counting On Health

from 1 to 100

See Teacher Run...

... because that's the only way to do it

Daily Cup of Asheejojo

daily doses of food + fitness

workout to wineglass

music, travel, running, fitness, food, libations, fun!

Mama On A Mission

My mission to make my life great!

frugalfeeding | Low Budget Family Recipes, UK Food Blog

n. frugality; the quality of being economical with money or food.

%d bloggers like this: