Running has gone pretty well this week. I realized that I run better and longer by doing intervals of 5 minutes of running and one minute walking. To compensate a bit, I increased the speed from 4.7 to 5.0. With these adjustments, I’m still near my average pace from the last week but I didn’t feel as winded. I was able to go 2.1 miles before I felt really tired then walked an additional half mile, which is about the longest I’ve gone so far on the treadmill. Race day is about 6 weeks away so starting Sunday I’ll be increasing my distance by 10%. I’m hoping in 2-3 weeks I’ll be able to consistently run a 5k ahead of the race.

So that’s the good news. On the other side of things, my weight has pretty much plateaued even though I’m down just 5 pounds since Christmas. I’ve taken a few steps towards changing, such as working out at least 3 times a week and cutting back on beer. I’m resisting calorie counting because it’s rather tedious and I have an idea for the most part of how many calories are in specific foods. At the same time, I’m an advocate of treating yourself every once in a while.