>Look What I Can Do!>Ran double-digit distance at single-digit pace for the first time
Princess Cancer Pants
• Return to kicking my own ass by 2018
She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.
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)