Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fat + Run = Bad

This definitely helps explain why my running has been sucking, and why an easy 6.0 pace feels like DEATH.  Oh because did I mention?  Those 5 lbs I gained in the week before the Half Marathon are still here, meaning they are not due to water retention or PMS or any of that sugar (sugar = sh*t <= my 22 year old roomie gave me that one).  It's just what it is - 5 extra pounds.

Pissed is an understatement.

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4 comments:

Cat said...

Girl stop beating yourself up over it! You are awesome!

Adrienne said...

Okay, wow. Thanks for posting this. I've been hovering about 5 pounds above where I want to be .. and that totally explains why my running times are off.

We can do this!

Kirsten said...

1. You are really hard on yourself. You just ran a half marathon! And got a great time! And trained your ass off in the NYC winter! You moved across the country to a city where some of the best food in the world is. You started a new job. And you started a new life. 5 pounds is no big deal in the scheme of things! Plus, you know how to lose it and you will.

2. A 6.0 pace is way faster than I run. So, you're a rockstar in my eyes already.

3. This chart could be correct, but I'm not so sure. There are people way skinnier than I am that are much slower runners than me and people way heavier than I am that are faster than me. I don't know if it's all weight related. That said, getting extra weight off can only help your performance if you are training, but I don't think it's the only factor.

4. I love you! Take a deep breath and keep on keepin' on.

Reese's Runner said...

Amen sister, I feel ya.