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Independence Day Italy

by juliusi on 27 Apr 2013, 07:44

Another week on 5:2 has passed and I am starting my 7th week today.
I usually consider Saturday as my official weigh in day, but this week it comes after a fast because of bank holiday on Thursday here in Italy. I usually fast on Monday and Thursday, but I switched to Friday so to enjoy the family meal.
Weight wise I had a very good week. I stayed most of the days in the 75kg range and today it is 75.9Kg. Looking at my chart I can see that in the last days the yo-yoing is peaking always lower, meaning that I am loosing weight, even if it seems that I am struggling a bit more to get to the lower 75 or even 74kg range.
My training is going fine and I am increasing the mileage (done so far 58km this week) and will have a short run today and a loger one tomorrow morning that will bring me around 85/90km this week. Next Saturday I have another 6hr race and I really will try to reach the 60km during those hours hopefully beating my PB of last year of 58.2km.
Speaking of PB, it is a few days I am not going near my 75.3kg I reached few days back. Hopefully I will see my weight going near that number by Tuesday since I have only 2 feed days this weekend. Overall I feel very light compared to six weeks ago. As I said my belt doesn't lie and above all I can see the easiness in my running. It has been proved that a kilo less means 3-4 seconds faster per km and therefore a huge savings on a long run but above all makes it easier to do it and a lighter body means being more gentle on the knees and joint overall.
South Italy has been wonderful in the past 10 days. We are having lots of sunny days with temperature reaching mid twenties everyday peaking 28 on some occasions. It makes you wanna go out and have nice walks on the beach (I see the sea from my window) and enjoy the outdoor life.
Well that's all for now.
Wish everyone a great weekend.
Ciao,
J

We have not inherited the world from our forefathers; we have borrowed it from our children.
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