do as I say, not what I do…

I did it again. Two weeks before a marathon, I ran a half marathon. And my left Achilles tendon didn’t feel right, but I didn’t quit. And now I’m hoping for recovery and to be able to go out a few times before the big M.

Why I didn’t quit…?

  • The no quitting philosophy
  • First race in new age group
  • Actually finished the 13.1 mi in a decent time , 1:30 . 3rd in my age group (M50-54)

So now chances are that I won’t run Chevron CityToSurf Marathon Perth if my left ankle isn’t in decent condition. Won’t know until race day…

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Weight Loss Challenge Result

If you just look at the numbers, you’d think I lost. But no, I think I made it!

Pre-race:

I think I effectively shaved 4 kg off my starting average weight. What does that mean. I went down and up several times. Most of it fluid and fluid retention. But I burnt off plenty of fat. How did I get there?

  • Increased ride to work and back to 4 times a week
  • Controlled drinking
  • Suspended juice at night
  • Lighter dinners with less carbs helped.
  • Maintained my Tuesday night swim drills with Kay Smith
  • Consistently swam and run on Sunday morning

To be continued…!