It seems that with the summer and summer heat here I went a bit crazy last week.
Food and wine everywhere.
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.
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! 😉