Catching up on things

Well, like I usually tend to do, I forgot about the blog for a few weeks. Oops!

On July 4, 2013, I ran the Firecracker 6 mile race in downtown Indianapolis. I have a bit of a streak going with this one since this was my 4th year of the race and the 4th time it was run. It starts at the City Market, just a couple blocks off of Monument Circle. In fact, the course was slightly changed this year and the race started off with us running towards and around the north half of the circle. I always have liked running that circle for some reason.

I guess my training is paying off because I set a race and 6 mile PR of 49:02 for a 8:11 pace. I do think the last mile may have been short because my Garmin was always going off about 20 yards before the mile markers (normal), but I only measured the last mile as .8 at a 7:39 pace. I saw another guy’s race on Daily Mile and his last mile was also much quicker. I guess I shouldn’t complain because I set a PR! And what made it even neater was that it wasn’t that much slower than my 5K race just a month earlier.

The training was going ok until the long run last Saturday. I felt mostly ok for the 9.8 or so miles, but boy was I sore afterwards. And then Sunday. And still sore today, Tuesday. I actually skipped the run Monday, but went out for 1 hour 10 minutes tonight. I felt some soreness in my thighs from the 3 mile point onwards. I’m not too sure what that is all about.

Weight loss… ugh. It seems I’ve been at a plateau since late May, or at least my losing has slowed down to under 1lb a week. This coincides with starting to run more, and is what usually happens when I increase my running. I’m still plugging away, but feeling a little upset at how that’s going. It is what it is, and as long as the scale keeps going downwards then I’ll keep at it.

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