|Since last post (4 Feb 2013)||20.6||05:54||3312|
|Since records began (27 Dec 2012)||119.6||34:27||22724|
No surprises that I broke through the 100 mile mark. I also managed to keep my weekly total above 20 miles (barely) for a second week despite a three-day hiatus while I
We've had quite a bit of sunshine this week, which has kept temperatures down. Nevertheless, I did get out for six miles on both Saturday and Sunday, including a trip to nearby Karlštejn Castle. The pace was slow, as we were off the usual paved streets and paths and on to icy woodland tracks for part of the time. However, our stately pace did afford us a few good photo opportunities (pictures courtesy of Mrs W):
|Karlštejn Castle from Karlštejn village|
|Woodland near Karlštejn Castle|
|A long and winding road near Karlštejn Castle|
On weekdays I've found that it's rather difficult to build up the enthusiasm for a long walk home when it's dark, cold, and I've had a tiring day. Instead, I've extended my morning walks to about 3 miles; it enables me to get the targeted mileage under my belt while it's light and my motivation and energy levels are higher.
Weight loss while training: mission impossible?
I can think of two likely factors for my slow progress this time round:
- I'm enforcing the low-carb principle rather less strictly this time around, which I justify to myself on the basis that I need carbohydrate to burn while I'm training (by contrast I was mainly sedentary this time last year).
- My training will inevitably be building some muscle in my legs, so my net weight loss maybe lower.
I still think it will be helpful to bring down my weight so that there's less impact on my feet and joints during the race (and in the later stages of training, when I expect to be covering greater distances). To achieve that, my instinct is to gradually reduce my carbohydrate intake to a level which ensures a steadier weight loss, while not compromising my ability to train.
Is there anyone else out there that's struggled with this issue? I'd be interested to hear how you overcame it.