Tuesday, October 4, 2016

It's OFFICIAL!

Half Marathon Training Started!
I put in my first 3 official miles to mark my official start of my Half Marathon Training for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in January!

Since I hadn't run in a month, I didn't push hard, except for one segment.

I did a 5 minute warm up and then did 2 minutes run / 2 minutes walk with about 10 minutes cool down coming back home.

Official Garmin stats:

Distance: 3.39 mi
Time: 59:54
Average Pace: 17:40 min/mi

In the 2 minute segment that I push harder, I got down to a 14:00 min/mi!

For the most part I was either in 15 min/mi or 16 min/mi pace.  

Steps!
Today also marked the first day since I've been back from Disney World that I made it over the 12,500 steps mark!

Counting down!
92 days to go till WDW Marathon Weekend!





Thanks for Reading!
Regards, ~Kipp

2016 - Challenge Year: Me Vs. Me!
Check the link above to see my current and past races.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Catching up on Data!

Weigh-in catch-up!

Catching up on September, I had my ups and downs with vacation.  I guessed on my 9/13 weigh-in, since I didn't have access to a scale.
My 
Week Date 2011
Weekly% Overall% 2016
Weekly% Overall%
0 5/31/2011 257 3 1.15% 6.55% 285 0 0.00% 0.00%
1 6/7/2011 256 1 0.39% 6.91% 283 2 0.70% 0.70%
2 6/14/2011 259 -3 -1.17% 5.82% 283 0 0.00% 0.70%
3 6/21/2011 256 3 1.16% 6.91% 283 0 0.00% 0.70%
4 6/28/2011 259 -3 -1.17% 5.82% 286 -3 -1.06% -0.35%
5 7/5/2011 252 7 2.70% 8.36% 283 3 1.05% 0.70%
6 7/12/2011 253 -1 -0.40% 8.00% 280 3 1.06% 1.75%
7 7/19/2011 251 2 0.79% 8.73% 280 0 0.00% 1.75%
8 7/26/2011 254 -3 -1.20% 7.64% 278 2 0.71% 2.46%
9 8/2/2011 250 4 1.57% 9.09% 275 3 1.08% 3.51%
10 8/9/2011 249 1 0.40% 9.45% 271 4 1.45% 4.91%
11 8/16/2011 250 -1 -0.40% 9.09% 274 -3 -1.11% 3.86%
12 8/23/2011 249 1 0.40% 9.45% 274 0 0.00% 3.86%
13 8/30/2011 246 3 1.20% 10.55% 271 3 1.09% 4.91%
14 9/6/2011 246 0 0.00% 10.55% 272 -1 -0.37% 4.56%
15 9/13/2011 250 -4 -1.63% 9.09% 272 0 0.00% 4.56%
16 9/20/2011 250 0 0.00% 9.09% 274 -2 -0.74% 3.86%
17 9/27/2011 249 1 0.40% 9.45% 268 6 2.19% 5.96%
18 10/4/2011 248 1 0.40% 9.82% 268 0 0.00% 5.96%

Getting sick did help me loose a few pounds!  I had no appetite.  Now the challenge is to not gain it back now that I'm feeling better!

Totals for Last month-ish!
My mileage is sitting at 236.83 miles.  I should have been closing in on 300!







September Ups & Downs!





Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Week Total:
09/04/16 09/05/16 09/06/16 09/07/16 09/08/16 09/09/16 09/10/16
12 2914 4568 4815 2463 21385 20446 56603
09/11/16 09/12/16 09/13/16 09/14/16 09/15/16 09/16/16 09/17/16
19553 13760 16925 13125 18347 15997 6865 DISNEY WEEK!
104572
09/18/16 09/19/16 09/20/16 09/21/16 09/22/16 09/23/16 09/24/16
5456 0 0 2634 2089 3124 1896 15199
09/25/16 09/26/16 09/27/16 09/28/16 09/29/16 09/30/16 10/01/16
1829 2221 2992 3409 2668 4675 4938 22732


Coming in at a grand total of: 1,029,390 steps since I've been keeping track.  I know that could have been much better, but 2 weeks off while I was sick, plus not being as active before I went on vacation took a major hit on my totals!

Goal Ahead!?
13 weeks!  21 Pounds to go!  I really have to get my act together and get this final push!  1 to 2 pounds a week, it's doable, but tough!  

Training Plan Going Forward
I'm behind my original plan, and there is no "catching up".  I SHOULD be able to jump into the plan as it stands, as it's not too extreme at this point.

So, here is how it looks:
4 10/2/2016
10/3/2016
10/4/2016
10/5/2016
10/6/2016
10/7/2016
10/8/2016


3 M Run
3 M Run
4 M Run
















3
3
4

Tonight was supposed to be a 3 mile run, but I didn't look at my schedule and went from memory!  So, I only walked tonight.  I'm going to put in 3 miles tomorrow and then aim for 3 on Thursday and 4 on Saturday.





Thanks for Reading!
Regards, ~Kipp

2016 - Challenge Year: Me Vs. Me!
Check the link above to see my current and past races.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Coming soon!

Where did September go??
OKAY!  Well, all the excitement leading up to vacation, and then being on vacation... whew!

I am working on getting caught up.  Step counts while at Disney World were astronomical!  Not so much since getting home.

Sick
I wound up getting a magical cold from the World of Disney in Florida that took me out for almost 2 weeks.  I took the first 2 days back off of work.  I've been feeling better and better, with just a little cough now that is just irritating.

My weight has finally broken the 270 mark.  Last week I was at 268.

I will begin my 1/2 Marathon training this week, now that I can actually breath again!

I should at least be back to a minimum of a once a week update.  With the weather turning and the daylight hours dwindling, I'm sure that I'm going to have many adventures in training, since I PLAN on continuing much further into fall/winter than I normally do.  I want to avoid getting back onto the treadmill-o-doom for as long as I possibly can.

The main thing I want to get ASAP, are some arm/ankle band flashers, since we've lost a lot of daylight already!
Arm/Ankle Lighted or Flashing bands
I'll keep this one short, as I expect that I'll have a couple of posts this week!




Thanks for Reading!
Regards, ~Kipp

2016 - Challenge Year: Me Vs. Me!
Check the link above to see my current and past races.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Rock you like a Tornado!

Weekly Weigh-in!
Once again, I used the same method of weighing in as I did the past two weeks, until I can figure out what I'm going to do for a home scale.

I thought for sure I was going to be on top this week!

Week Date 2011 Weekly% Overall% 2016 Weekly% Overall%
0 5/31/2011 257 3 1.15% 6.55% 285 0 0.00% 0.00%
1 6/7/2011 256 1 0.39% 6.91% 283 2 0.70% 0.70%
2 6/14/2011 259 -3 -1.17% 5.82% 283 0 0.00% 0.70%
3 6/21/2011 256 3 1.16% 6.91% 283 0 0.00% 0.70%
4 6/28/2011 259 -3 -1.17% 5.82% 286 -3 -1.06% -0.35%
5 7/5/2011 252 7 2.70% 8.36% 283 3 1.05% 0.70%
6 7/12/2011 253 -1 -0.40% 8.00% 280 3 1.06% 1.75%
7 7/19/2011 251 2 0.79% 8.73% 280 0 0.00% 1.75%
8 7/26/2011 254 -3 -1.20% 7.64% 278 2 0.71% 2.46%
9 8/2/2011 250 4 1.57% 9.09% 275 3 1.08% 3.51%
10 8/9/2011 249 1 0.40% 9.45% 271 4 1.45% 4.91%
11 8/16/2011 250 -1 -0.40% 9.09% 274 -3 -1.11% 3.86%
12 8/23/2011 249 1 0.40% 9.45% 274 0 0.00% 3.86%
13 8/30/2011 246 3 1.20% 10.55% 271 3 1.09% 4.91%

The week goes to Me 2011, by a squeaker!  Same weight loss, but 2011 me was lighter, so the percentage was bigger.

Totals for Last week!
My mileage for last week was WAY down again at 16.31 miles! My twelve week total is now 228.69 miles.







DOUBLE - BLEH!!
SunMonTueWedThurFriSat
11060161321327319581291323314088

Coming in at a grand total of: 61755 steps for the week.  Since I've been keeping track during this training, that now makes 780126 steps!


B210K 4th Week Review
The 4th week ended up being horrible.  Bad weather and bad attitude ruined the week.  The ONLY day I got done for Bridge to 10K was the first day.

I wrote about that first day last week, so I'm going right into what's left for WEEK 5! 

W5 D1
W5 D2
W5 D3
Warm up 5 Minutes
Warm up 5 Minutes
Warm up 5 Minutes
Run 22 Minutes / Walk 1 Minute (2x)
Run 25 Minutes / Walk 1 Minute (2x)
Run 30 Minutes / Walk 1 Minute (2x)
Cool Down 5 Minutes
Cool Down 5 Minutes
Cool Down 5 Minutes

This week, the activity minutes change each day.  We're leading up to next weeks' 60 minute run!  

Since I'm late in posting this week, I've actually gotten Days 1 and 2 done this week!  Progress!

Extreme Weather Week!
Wednesday started the ugly trend of weather that plagued me the rest of the week.

We had a tornado just a few blocks from work on Wednesday afternoon (8/24/16)!  It was finally reported as an F0 (weakest) tornado.  But still, very scary!

This was after it has passed by us and was breaking apart.

So, that was late in the day and storms kept coming up into the evening hours.  I got steps in on Thursday and then Friday we almost had the same type of weather come through!

The weekend had it's ups and downs too.  So, I had a really off week.  When I look at the miles and steps, I did do better than the previous week, so there is that.

Counting Down!
9 Days until I'm on Vacation!  My bag tags for Disney's Magical Express came this week, so I'm all set to go!  I have a few last items to get this weekend when I hit the grocery store and I'm ready to start packing the new luggage up!!

126 Days until Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!  I'm looking into getting some true cross-training in, since I've been lacking in that, as usual.  When I get back from vacation, I'm checking a couple of places out again.  So while I'm in full 1/2 Marathon training mode, I'll get my off running days supplemented with other things at a fitness center.  I'm hoping that it'll spur some more weight loss!

Rock you like a Tornado!
Well, I couldn't find a song like that, so I'll settle for this one.  It's sort of fitting, as it looks like Florida is going to take a beating this weekend.  I normally take my vacation beginning ON Labor Day weekend, but I decided to push it back this year, as we got some better deals that way.  

So, it would have been a messy trip trying to get down there this upcoming weekend!




Thanks for Reading!
Regards, ~Kipp

2016 - Challenge Year: Me Vs. Me!
Check the link above to see my current and past races.