>Look What I Can Do!>Ran double-digit distance at single-digit pace for the first time
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
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)