I informally began my half marathon training this week. Lisa will be sending me a half marathon training plan soon (right Lisa?) but after I ran three nice miles on Monday, she emailed me and told me to run 2 miles this morning with 3x 30 second bursts at 5K pace. It was a very good run to be done at 5:30 a.m. If I don’t hear from Lisa tonight, I’ll most likely do 4 miles on Wednesday. My biggest hurdle so far has been pacing. I want to run every mile as if it were a 5 k at an elevated pace,and I don’t think one can do that in a half or full marathon.
I wrote a couple of weeks ago that I had lost 17 pounds. I am now down 20 pounds and holding at a plateau for what feels like an eternity. I’ve lost a good bit over the past four months that I got spoiled and want to lose more and more, but friends who know better tell me that my body has to adjust, that I may continue to lose inches before actual pounds; that soon the weight will resume dropping after this adjustment period. The nice thing is that I bought a new belt, two sizes smaller than the ones I still wear, albeit with newly drilled holes to keep my now baggy pants up. Feels great!