So it's time to start pondering...is this marathon (or at least the training) going to happen? My goal in this weight-loss effort is to get to 175 by the time training (longer than half marathon distances) begins.
Here's where I stand:
Using the Galloway plan (run/walk training), I would start training May 2.
I would reach the 13-14-mile-run July 18.
If I can lose 5 pounds a month, I would be at about 180 by then. Using the same logic, I'd be at 175 by mid-August, when my mileage is to hit 17-18.
It's doable. Maybe not completely realistic, but not unrealistic yet.
I want to be at 175 before training begins because I want to do this the right way, and running such long distances in such a heavy body is just not healthy for my legs/joints/etc. And I also know that once training begins, weight-loss usually is much, much harder.
I had hoped I could be at 167 by the beginning of August, but with my scale wakeup call that I was heavier than I thought when I began, and some slow-downs, that's just not possible. At least I don't think it is.
I'm going to keep on keepin' on. It's kinda scary printing out that six-month training calendar. I'm reminded of last fall, and when I think about last fall, I start to get a little anxious. But I want to do this. I at least want to try again.