>Look What I Can Do!>Ran double-digit distance at single-digit pace for the first time
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
Derek, I can't recall if I asked you this before, but what effect have you found weight loss to have on your pace?
It's hard to tell how much the weight loss helped. After all, I was also a beginner runner, and as a beginner, improvements come much easier. I've also been building my mileage each week and that helps too.
Obviously the weight loss helps, but I don't think I can quantify it. I have a dumb-bell set that acts a doorstop these days, but it comes in a case and the whole thing weighs about 45 lbs. When I lift it, it is heavy and it's hard to imagine running with that much weight.
I want to lose 20 more lbs, but even then it would be hard to judge the performance impact since I'm still building mileage (and will be until I get to 40-50 per week) and I plan to start doing speed work this week.
Now that was a bath...
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
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