I ran an easy 6 last night (58:07) and felt OK. This morning, I did a slow 4 on the treadmill and I'll run another 6 outside tonight. I'm feeling better after getting some extra sleep the last few nights and backing off training on Wednesday.
About a month ago, I listed my running mileage to date for this year and four previous years. I decided to look at those numbers again today:
So, either I'm off to a decent start this year, or my career has been all downhill since 2004 and Hardrock.
Let's see if I can find my weight on this date for those same years:
2004: 196 (I raced Hardrock at 176 or so)
2005: 188 (I weighed in for WS at 187)
2006: 189 and climbing. I got to 196 by April and then weighed in at 197 for VT100
2007: 197 (I weighed in at 194 for VT100)
In only one of the four previous years did I lose any noticeable amount of weight from March to my 100 miler. That's not good news.
This year, my BF% is lower than any of those other previous years at this time, but I still need to lose another 8 or so pounds before WS to really be where I want to be.
Have a great weekend everyone.