Weekend runs and weight goal

Saturday – Paisley loop

I was up and out just after 7.30am for my run yesterday. Even though it was cold, windy and wet I was feeling pretty good from the get go. I didn’t look at my watch at all and just ran steady the whole way round and I was happy with my 7.55 pace.

As it was a circular route the wind was behind me at some points, hitting me from the side at others and right in my face as well.

Once I’d uploaded the route to Strava Robert Osfield asked me whether I’d planned to run in the shape of a face? I hadn’t but it does sort of look like a face!

route 01-10

Sunday – Run in Inverness

On Saturday afternoon Katrina and I went up to Inverness to visit our Daughter Jo and her husband Jono. Jono had been making a base in our van for a bed and we went up to pick it up.  The journey was good even though there was a fair bit of snow on the road around Aviemore.

Jono has done a great job with making the base for our mattress. We are looking forward to trying it out.


I went out for a run this morning before everyone else was up.  I worked out a route which hopefully would be 8 miles. In the end it was nearer 7 miles so I had to add an extra mile on!

The ground was really slushy and quite slippy which was a good excuse to run a bit easier.  There is a big hill between 4 and 5 miles so it was a good workout at whatever pace. So another good run which took me to 42 miles for the week which is what I’m aiming for at the moment.

route 01-11

I’m keen to shed a stone or so before the summer. I weighed myself at the beginning of the year and wasn’t surprised to see that I was 12st 11lbs as I’ve been enjoying lots of puddings since my last ultra in September!

So I’m keen to get to my fighting (or running) weight of nearer 11st 7lbs.  I’m aiming to do that by sticking to three simple rules …

  • Eating smaller portions for my main meal
  • Not having any pudding during the week
  • Only eating nuts or fruit as snacks

I’ve lost 4lbs this week so hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m back to the weight I feel more comfortable at and which makes running a lot easier.

I’m aiming for 2015 miles in 2015 and after the first full week I’m just ahead of the target.

2015 miles 01-11

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2 Responses to Weekend runs and weight goal

  1. Pierre PAPAÏX says:

    Yes, I feel your 3 rules very clear and simple, even if we in france can replace “pudding” by “fromage and charcuterie”. bonne semaine.Pierre.

  2. Chris Highcock says:

    be careful with the nuts John – calorie bombs……

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