Weekly Weigh In #12 & Taper Plan

Weigh In:
I had another fantastic weigh in this morning! For most of the week the scale wasn’t budging but Saturday morning it finally dropped 4lbs. After yesterday’s marathon of activity I was rewarded with another pound gone. My goal for May was to lose 14lbs. This was so that I wouldn’t be any heavier than the last time I ran a half marathon. With one week to go in May I’ve lost 13lbs so far and am now 1/2 a pound lighter than I was for my last HM. With this being taper week I doubt I’ll drop another 5lbs but I’m hoping for 2-3lbs. Deets below.

Taper Plan:
For me it’s simply don’t get injured and take it easy. I’m still going to do my planned runs and bikes but the runs will be done at a lot slower pace and the bike rides will be shorter. Here’s my week:

Today: rest day
Tuesday: slow 4 mile hill run, men’s night golf(9 holes), first swim practice
Wednesday: men’s night golf(9 holes), maybe swimming again, slow 10 mile bike ride if I have the time
Thursday: slow 4 mile run, swim if I didn’t get to Wednesday
Friday: slow 10 mile bike ride
Saturday: total rest
Sunday: Half Marathon!

CW : 266.5 lbs
PW : 271.5 lbs
LTW : 5.0 lbs
LTY: 78.1 lbs

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9 Responses to Weekly Weigh In #12 & Taper Plan

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  2. congrats on the great weigh in! reading about all your exercising is really inspiring! keep it up.

  3. Congrats on the weight loss!!!!! That is awesome!!!!!

  4. April says:

    Woohoo! Way to make that number move down 🙂

  5. Congrats on the weight loss and best of luck with the half marathon.

  6. WooHoo! What a great weight loss and great training. You will do great with the half marathon!

  7. Nicole says:

    Shrinking machine!! Congrats, John!! Awesome loss this week!

  8. Wow – that is an amazing loss!

  9. Jess says:

    Hope you’re getting in the pool soon! WE CAN DO THIS.

    My half is soon too. Going to get a long run in tomorrow and hopefully smoke all 13 miles. Definitely don’t get injured! Knock on wood.

    And hell yeah to five pounds gone in one week! That’s incredible 🙂 Keep it up buddy.

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