Yesterday was the first long run on the new plan. I put in eleven miles around the Upper Back Bay. There was a rumor that it got hot inland (upper 80's and low 90's), but the marine layer never lifted, keeping the temperature cool for the two hours of my run. Two hours!?!?! Yeah - I know - slow. But my main focus right now is building mileage, not speed. In fact, it's a little strange to be running without a goal race.
Final stats on yesterday's run - 11 miles in 1:56:23 (10:36 average). Average heart rate was 75% of maximum.
But the big news! I've managed to finally get myself out of the "Obese" category on the Body Mass Index scale. Yes - I'm down 10 pounds since the end of January. That puts me at at 29.7 BMI - just out of the Obese range. But, my Body Fat Percentage (currently at 28.5%) means that I am still categorised as "Fat". Guess I won't need to change the blog name quite yet!
On tap today - four recovery miles. I'll head out to the gym afterwards to get some stretching and core work in.