Weight Challenge June 2010
Starting weight: 89.2 kg (196.6 lbs).
Target weight: 70 kg (154 lbs).
Weight on June 1st: 79.8 kg (175.9 lbs)
Weight on July 1st: 80.6 kg (177.6 lbs)
This months result: + 0.8 kg (+ 1.7 lbs)
Total loss: – 8.4 kg (18.5 lbs)
Fat percentage: 40.6 (last month 40.8)
Muscles percentage: 30.0 (last month 30.5)
BMI: 26.9 (last month 26.7)
Unfortunately some of the weight I gained during my vacation is still not gone. But if that didn’t happen the weight would be around the same as on June 1st. I’m not making progress here. Fact is I still eat too much and not always the healthy choices. I’m not going to make excuses, it is how it is. All I can do is pay more attention on everything I put in my mouth and work out more in July than I’ve done over the past few months.
Workout goals 2010, update June
Well, the first 6 months of this year are done. And to be honest, I’m nowhere near the goals I’ve set for this year. Even considering that, I have no intention to adjust my goals or set new ones. The year isn’t over yet, it just means I have to work harder the next 6 months to reach them or get a lot closer to them.
Two positive things: I did more workouts in June than in May. July will have a goal of 15 workouts again and I have every intention to reach that.
The same for the mileage in June which is higher than in May but still far away from my goal of 75K this month. Next month I still keep the goal of 75K. If I don’t skip any runs I should be able to reach this one too.
Overall conclusion: the first 6 months have been below expectations but that’s even the more reason to make the last 6 months a success.
Your opinion needed:
Recently I’ve bought a Jeff Galloway book about running a half marathon. He says it’s best to take a non-exercise day before your long run. My long run is on Saturday so I switched my rest day to Friday instead of Sunday.
After doing a strength training last Tuesday and thinking it over the past couple of days I’m sure that I just don’t like doing this, never have and never will. Weight training has never had my interest, in fact I kind of hate it, always have. The thing I like doing most is running.
That’s why I decided to skip this and instead do a cardio training on Tuesday on the stationary bike and elliptical, maybe the rowing machine.
On Sunday’s I’m going to take a long walk for at least one hour with Bella, she needs to walk a lot more and more as she has so much energy.
So what’s your opinion: do I workout my upper body enough by cardio on the bike and elliptical and taking more long walks?
Number and time of workouts in May: 10 workouts, total time 4 hours and 11 minutes.
Number and time of workouts in June: 12 workouts, total time 5 hours and 59 minutes.
Goal June: 15 workouts
- Goal kilometres/miles in 2010: 900 K / 560 miles.
Goal June: 75 K / 46.6 miles
Total June: 42.8 K / 26.6 miles Total May: 32.4 K / 20.1 miles
Total till 06/30: 242.5 K / 150.6 miles
Total running time: 28 hours 48 minutes
- Run a 5K < 35 minutes -> 34:06 on 12/13/2009
Run a 5K < 32 minutes
Run a 5K in about 30 minutes
- Run a 10K < 1.15 -> 01:11:17 on 03/13/2010
Run a 10K < 1.10
Run a 10K < 1.05
Run a 10K in about 1.00
- Start training for a half marathon -> started on April 19th
12 months, 12 runs:
In 2010 I want to participate in a run every month.
1. March 7, Trappenbergloop Huizen, 4K -> 00:26:51, 8.9 km/hour, 6:43/km.
2. March 28, Zandvoort Circuit Run, 5K -> 00:32:36, 9.2 km/hour, 6:31/km, new PR 5K.
3. April 18, Nike Ladies Run Hilversum, 10K ->01:13:49, 8.1 km/hour, 7:23/km, new PR 10K.
4. August 25, Emiclaerloop Amersfoort, 5K
5. September 19, Dam tot Damloop Amsterdam, Ladies Run, 4 EM/6.4K
6. October 10, Hoge Veluweloop, 10K
7. November 5, Bergrace by night, 5.6K
8. November 21, Zevenheuvelenloop, 15K