Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Of course, I haven't followed through on the diet. I haven't even been weighing myself. This morning, however, I looked in the mirror and thought I'd put on a few. I hopped on the scale and saw 162.7. Yikes. I was in the 157 range before Frederick. If I'm not < 155 before 29 November, I'll have no excuses. Still, I've ramped up my mileage in the last couple of weeks and I don't like to add the stress of dieting at the same time. My pattern seems to be to gain weight during base training and lose it when I start doing intervals. I have no idea why that is. Maybe there's something to this high intensity interval training for weight loss. Of course, it's no good in the long run for aerobic development.

1 comment:

Joseph P. Wood said...

I think if your body has established this pattern in the past, I wouldn't worry too much about it. You're still a ways out.
Monitor, run a slight caloric deificit (like 250-300 cals avg per day), and focus on the running.

My weight, when I'm not eating badly, tends to go up slightly during hard days or even during hard weeks--but it usually finds its way back down.

For the record, you and I pretty much weigh the same. And I think I do all right...not great, but fine...