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Week 2 & 3 In Training

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The weather is finally getting better, and I’m feeling quite good when it comes time to run. Instead of going for more runs, I’ve upped the mileage. It’s just because of my lack of organization. I’m going to try a few different things next week, so I should be able to go out for 4 runs per week, and do some training on my rest days.

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First Week Back In Training

It’s been a while since I last went on training runs. Last year, I lost quite a bit of weight, but had trouble finding the time to train. I had also reached a plateau when it came to weight loss and fitness, meaning that I absolutely needed to run or train in order to lose more weight. I came to a standstill recently, as I was covering more than 10km by walking every day. I noticed that it was no longer enough to elevate my heart beat or to put a strain or burn onto my muscles.

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Week 3 in Fitness

My third week in training started well but midway through, I had some rough nights and the lack of sleep really got to me. I managed to stay on point with the diet and go out for a single 6km run. However, I did cover a total of 25.3km thanks to brisk walks.

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Week 2 in Training

This week was pretty good, but marred by an intake of carbs that pushed my weight back up to 93kg. These included bagels and whole wheat bread with raisins and nuts from Costco. Thankfully, with enough diligence and effort, it’s currently at 90.7kg, which is the lowest I’ve weighed in a long time. In hoping to reach 88kg this week. From there onward, 75kg seems within reach. My runs were actually pretty good. I recovered quite quickly, which means that I’m getting used to running again.
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Week 1 in Fitness

It’s taken me a long time to get back to running, but I’ve finally managed it. I’m in my second week of running and I’ve already started to see some nice gains. I’m almost 4kg down from my starting weight 2 weeks ago. I also started my low carb diet again. I’m making my own lunches and eating out a lot less. No sodas, no processed foods, no fast food, etc.

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2.8 KM Treadmill Run

A co-worker invited me to his gym and I decided to accept. I started my workout with a 2.8 km run that I completed in 20:55. My pace was 7:28/km, which is fine for my first run in months. It felt a bit strange running on a treadmill. The last time I had used a treadmill was a couple of years ago. I’ve been running outside for a while. Treadmills are a nice change of pace because you can set your speed and do some splits, accelerate, decelerate quickly.

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Instagram & My 4 KM Night Run

The bridge to infinity

I came home at about 22:30 and on the ride, I wondered what I’d do. When I came home, I decided that I would skip working late and go out for a run. Once I was out, I immediately felt last night’s run in my legs. That’s to be expected. It also was harder than before, and took more effort to keep going. I was hoping to improve my slow pace from yesterday, but I managed to run the same distance in almost exactly the same time. I ran 4 km in 33:31. My average pace was 8:10min/km. Highest BPM was 193 and my average was 157.

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4 KM Night Run

Well, a couple of girls inspired me to go out to run tonight. It’s been a while since my last run, and I needed to start up again. At least I didn’t gain much weight since I had stopped. A friend had suggested an alternate route to my usual run, so I took that. It was nice and quiet, as well as windy. The run was fine, but I was slow. I ran 4km in 32:59. I needed more than one break but at least I got out there and started to run again. I weighed in at 85kg, looking for 78kg in a couple of weeks.

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5.42 KM (1.5 KM Speed Walk) + Short Run (3.92 KM)

Well I finally started running again, and it didn’t feel too bad. I started late as usual with a speed walk with Spike in tow. The poor little Frenchie can’t really do much running, but a quick speed walk is right up his alley. He also needs to lose a bit of weight.

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4.74 KM (1.32 KM Speed Walk) + Short Run (3.42 KM)

My knee has been bothering me since NYE, so I took it easy last week after my run. I felt like running, but my knee just didn’t feel up to it. I spent most of the week with it wrapped up. Thankfully, it’s hurting a lot less and feeling less sore. It wasn’t really hurting much, but it was constant. This is basically why I stopped running in 2009. The same knee was acting up.

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