After more than 2 weeks off from running, I ran a brisk 1/2 mile on the street on Monday: 2:45 left me tired, lungs burning. I am officially out of shape. I mean, I could still probably break 60 in a 400m, but it would be close to an all-out effort. I have also done only 2 resistance workouts with legs in the last 2 weeks and if I don't start doing more, the pubalgia will return.
I had a good few days of vigorous hiking in Oregon and I've been walking almost every night with a friend, 3-5 miles before bedtime.
My knee feels better and I plan to hit the track tomorrow to begin my training season. I will do probably just 2x800m tomorrow and keep a M-W-F workout schedule.
Tonight, I'll do a one set lower body workout. I found that during my Monday run, I've got to start working on triceps because my biceps are getting too pumped and tight when I run due to an imbalance because of too many pullups.
I've been eating like shit because of recent parties and leftover desserts. I have an acid stomach from eating bread, chips, carbs. I also have gained a few lbs and I can trace it to one binge on comfort food - shredded wheat cereal. It achieved it's desired effect as I slept well afterward. I ate the whole box of cereal that night and ballooned up to 146+ by bedtime.
Today, I'm 142.2 lbs.
First meet: MTSU Christmas Invitational is 8 weeks from Sat.