Ok. Happy fun time is over. Time to start focusing again.
The holiday season is almost over and all I have to show for it are these 2 extra pounds. While I have been exercising in the month between Thanksgiving (and post marathon recovery) and Christmas, it has all been ad hoc. I run when I feel like it, I swim when I can, and I bike when I can. There has been no schedule.
While I have been running fairly steady, albeit with greatly reduced mileage, the other sports have been extremely inconsistent. And my eating, well I have been doing plenty of that.
So I am off this week between Christmas and New Year's and I plan to run everyday and get my mileage and intensity back up for the next few weeks to get ready for the Manhattan half on January 21.
I kicked things off with a 13 mile run yesterday. I started off fairly easy the first 8 miles and then picked it up a bit coming in just under 2 hrs for the run. It felt good although I am a little stiff today as this is the first run over 10 miles I have done since Philly.
Starting next week, I am back on a schedule. January is an introductory month to get me steadily doing all sports and double workouts most days. This is to get me ready for my actual IM training plan which begins in February.
NOW. I. HAVE. TO. STOP. EATING.
GOtta lose these last 10 (+2) pounds by the end of January. I don't want to worry about weight as I begin the IM training program.
Vacay is over. Nose to the grindstone.