Another week. Another Tempo Run that has went wrong. Was it the cold? Was it trying to go too fast too early? Or was it my continued attempt to lose weight?
Another week. Another Tempo Run that had me feeling like I had no power. The rest of my running has been fine and has actually started to show improvement.
I’m lighter. But not by much. I’m leaner. Considerably so. According to an article I’ve read on weight loss and marathon training, I can probably afford to keep restricting my calories (in modest amounts) until the end of the month. At that time, I will need to eat more in order to be strong enough to train effectively through the ramp up portion of my regime.
In the meantime I struggle wondering if I’m doing the right thing. Am I losing valuable weeks of Tempo training? Or will the weight loss ultimately pay off?
I’m not an elite athlete. There are no endorsements on the line based on how fast I run in May. So I’m trying to have fun with this. See if the weight loss will help.
After all, it is all just for fun. Right?