I’m comfortable. Ok, I’m comfortable in my training. I’ve reached the point where I’m not nervous about being able to finish the race, I’m more curious on how FAST I can finish the race.
I remember the same feeling training for the Marathon. When I registered (for both the marathon & Mooseman) my only goal was to finish alive. But as my training continued, my focus shifted.
I don’t just want to finish Mooseman! I want to destroy Mooseman!!!
Coach Jen designed has great workouts to build my endurance and make me stronger for the race, and I can feel my self getting better everyday.
But one area I don’t feel getting better is my weight! Dare I say I’ve gotten fatter through all this?
Ok, maybe thats going a little too far, but I’ve definitely gotten heavier. I haven’t really worried about my weight since Marathon training started last March. My goal had been to be under 200lbs to start training. And I was!
For some reason I stepped on the bathroom scale yesterday morning and was a little shocked to see a big “200” staring back at me.
Coincidentally I talked to someone about a wetsuit yesterday and they asked what I weighed.
I said “200 pounds”
The guy asked “Is that your race weight?”
I don’t know, is it? … How the hell am I supossed to know what my race weight is! It’s not a prize fight, there was no option to run with your weight group instead of age group!
After talking for a few minutes and telling him when the race was, this guy (who has never met me, seem me, or talked to me other than this short phone call) decided if I’m 200 now, I “should be about 180 come race day.”
Apperently I’m going on a hunger strike.
So my question to any of you who read this is:
How do I find my race weight? How do I obtain that weight (outside of the 6 days a week I’m working out)?
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