Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Mile Time

Sorry the posting has been off. It's not due to lack of workout effort, just the fact that I haven't had a lot of time to post, and not really a lot of new information to talk about.

I've been running on the treadmill 2-3 days a week, lifting weights 2 days a week, and still riding my bike when I can, maybe 50-60 miles a week if you include weekends.
My weight has gone up slightly the past few weeks and I think it's probably due to water retention from starting lifting again. WHen I say up I've been around 206-210 when my lowest recorded weight ever was around 200. My original goal was to stay under was 210 (remember that I'm 6'3" and a large frame guy) so I'm still maintaining under my original goals.

Today I started out quick on the treadmill and decided to see what mile time I could get. I ended up with a 7:24 which to my surprise after referencing my best time earlier this year is a new record by 20 seconds! I feel like I could probably get in the sub 6 minute range but I always seem to have some back pain when I try to run really fast miles. It must have something to do with my form or lack thereof. That said I prefer to focus on longer endurance runs anyway.

I think I've been in maintenence mode for 10 or 11 months now. I'm happy with myself but like to continue to push my limits to see what I'm capable of.
Anyway, it's time for another meeting so I've got to run...no pun intended.