Monday, February 18, 2013

Two in a Row?

I must be ill. Two days. 5 miles each day. This hasn’t happened since at least 2011.

Actually, the weather is changing here is Southern California with a cold winter storm forecast to appear on Monday or Tuesday, so I thought I would take advantage of the final day of good weather for a few. I felt good after Saturday’s loop in Buck Gully, so I decided I would give the trails another go. I wanted to avoid the extended climb out of Buck Gully, so I opted for Bommer Ridge in Laguna Coast Wilderness. Bommer would be about half the elevation gain/loss, but still give me the opportunity to get my trail shoes dirty.

Even though it was 15 degrees cooler than the day before, it was still a gorgeous day:


When all was said and done, another five miles (at a pace slightly faster than Saturday’s) was in the books, and my face had a little more tan that it did in the morning.

Running Bommer Ridge-El Moro 2-17-2013, Elevation

For the week:

  • Planned miles: 12
  • Actual miles: 18.2

Upcoming week’s plan:

  • Monday: Scheduled rest
  • Tuesday: 2 miles
  • Wednesday: 3 miles
  • Thursday: Schedule rest
  • Friday: 2 miles
  • Saturday: 5 miles
  • Sunday: 2 miles
  • Total planned: 14

On the calorie front:

  • Total weekly deficit/(surplus): (199)
  • Sunday weigh in: 258 (0 lost)

This is a little discouraging. I have throttled the calorie intake back and increased exercise volume and I still lose exactly zero last week. I’m going to be patient for another couple of weeks, but if I’m going to lose zero regardless how much I eat as long as I exercise, then I might as well eat!

Actually, I think the increased exercise level will do a lot in the near future. My paces are starting to pick up, so it’s not like I’m depressed on a two mile walk/jog of the neighborhood anymore. Nose to the grindstone!


  1. Way to go on those runs man. As far as the weight loss it will happen. Keep going!

  2. I hate those plateaus. I am trying to lose some weight that I gain during marathon training (I get so darn hungry during marathon training). I stepped on the scale today and I gained another pound!