A Sunday came and a Sunday went with only ½ pound weight loss this week which is strange as I feel lightener and stronger. Could be I really beat myself up with the weights, bike and ran hard and I could be a little swollen. Sometimes, a good day of rest results in a 5 pound weight loss. Always baffled me when that happens. I am not going to get hung up on the weight. It will come off once I get the base back up to 40 miles or more a week. Right now, staying healthy and shaking this cold is the priority.
While many of the ultra group snowshoe and love it, I never caught the knack… Could be at 250 pounds, I would sink anyway (ha ha) so I run outside when I can. Mostly on the roads. As I said, I am still trying to shake this cold I started the year off with. The coughing and wheezing are annoying, but I will keep plugging on. I have my mileage up to 27 miles last week, not much compared to many but I also had 100 miles biking. Slow to build back up but I found from years of experience that slow is good.
I am anxious for the upcoming races. At this time, I will plan on the 50K in Kansas City on February 9. My girlfriend has a lifelong friend she will visit while I complete the race. Should be quite a bit of a challenge, from what I hear. All I can keep doing is working out, increasing the pace and miles and waiting for the days I can be back on the trials.