Week #3

Distance [km] Pace [min/km] Weight [kg]
Target 30
Actual 30 6:09 101.8

Third week was still on track. Hit my distance goal easily. Pace was a little slower, but that was mainly due to my easy run on Saturday – otherwise I would have easily been < 6:00 min/km. Nice to see that my body is actually noticing a calorie deficit and accordingly I am starting to see some weight loss. I will likely lose some more until I hit my first plateau.

Otherwise this running week was fairly uneventful. I am very happy to see Amelie starting to pick up running. She did well at the cross country mini-meet and she is asking to run with me on the weekends. I hope she will find running to be passion in the future to come…

Week #2

Distance [km] Pace [min/km] Weight [kg]
Target 28
Actual 28 6:00 103.3

Second week was right on track. Both the faster pace and the non changing weight are kind of expected. In the past it always took me 4-6 weeks of running before seeing a consistent drop in weight. No real targets for the next week aside from hitting a full 30km total.

But the really story for this week are the wild animal sightings. Both a cougar and a bear family within 3 days is pretty unusual. But perhaps I perceive it as unusual because I haven’t been running at all lately. In any case, it was nice to have these kinds of encounters. Let’s see what the following weeks will expose…

Week #1

Distance [km] Pace [min/km] Weight [kg]
Target 26
Actual 26 6:26 103.2

As good as a first week can go, I guess. Pretty happy that I hit my target of 26 km for this week. Next week I am going for 28 km and I will try to break under 103 kg. No real formal weekly targets, probably will see how this month goes and then set some goals for October. Still need to work on getting out in the morning for my runs. At least on Wednesdays and Fridays. Apart from that I will play it by ear…