Ran last night. I haven’t been running as much as I used to and it bothers me. I only seem to get out and run 2-3 times a week. I want to increase that. Is it because of the cold and the dark and the cold? Probably. Might also have to do with my cutting calories – less energy overall while I burn some of this excess poundage.
Anyway, last night: 30 minutes, treadmill, mostly did a steady 10:30 pace, incline level 2, wore my Asics. Used my (probably only helpful due to placebo effect) inhaler beforehand. Did stop to walk once, around the 24:00 mark, for one minute. I know, I know, I should have just kept going, but I had just done a 4:00 section at a 9:30 pace and needed some kind of rest.
One more thing: I haven’t been wearing my Adidas Supernovas at all for the past two weeks when I run. Just sticking with the Asics. Dunno. Just like them better. Although in a month or two I’ll need a new pair of shoes. Maybe after the Shamrock Run.
I have to start working in some speedwork, and some longer runs, one of each each week.
And calorie-wise, I was only maintaining my weight at 2500 calories per day – kept hovering around the 200 lb mark, not good. So starting this week (as of last Monday) I’m at 2200 calories per day. And the past two days I’ve been under that, so that’s good. I’m guessing that 2500 calories per day would be good to burn fat if I was running as much as I did last summer, but until I get the miles up I need even fewer calories.
Luckily, Starbucks’ cinnamon rolls are only 260 calories! Have you seen those? They’re practically the size of my head! Mmmmm… So, eight of those and that still leaves me 120 calories for other food in a day.