Progressing well

Now mid-March and my target of 83kg, after starting at 102kg on 28 Nov 2016 , is looking increasingly within reach before the end of April. 86.4kg this morning. Hooray! Now really looking forward to 85.3kg which will mean that my BMI will now longer be 'overweight' (I'm 1.85m). I can't wait! I'm confident now I will reach that before the end of March. I initially set myself the objective of running 10km in 45 minutes in October. I will race this distance on 2 Apr and should do it in 47 minutes. I did the same distance, when weighing 88.2kg, in 48m25s, so 47 minutes when 3kg lighter seems reasonable. Having target times for races really helps my motivation, and lets me check that I really have as much energy as I feel I have.

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  • That is fantastic chris1959 you must be so proud a great achievement. The goal is within your grasp

  • Morning chris1959

    Your doing fantastic Chris, well done you. It is a good motivator to have targets to aim for and I'm sure the way your going you will hit your 83kg target on time. Good luck with the race on the 2nd April.

    Rose

  • That's brilliant Chris and shows us all what can be achieved.

    Weight loss aside, I seem to recall that it used to take me about 35 mins to do 5km and that's when I was half fit. Those times seem pretty good.

  • Times are getting better thanks Tiggerr :) Actually I was in great shape aged 47, weighing 83kg and running a 20km race in 1h27m. Then after that a horrible downward slide (or should that be upward?) over several years and there I was at 102kg. In 2014 I was doing 10km in 63m, which shows how much slower I had become. I'm 57 now so have to accept getting older, but if I am 83kg and can do 45m in October I will be very happy!

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