Georgia Half-Marathon on March 20, 2011
I started training today. I’ll be sticking to outdoor running and the treadmill before and after lifting. I’m putting a hiatus on the StairMaster, elliptical, etc., and will stick to running for my daily cardio. On the weekends, I’ll get out and run as far and as long as my legs and time will permit around town.
I’m also going on a strict calorie deficit starting today.
While I realize building muscle requires a surplus of calories, I really want to get my body fat down and that’s more important to me than building size. I have too much fat, period. Besides, the less fat I have, the more defined I’ll be and whatever muscles I do have will be much more noticeable.
So, in recap, here’s our current situation:
- Calorie deficit of 500
- Weight lifting program keeps going
- Treadmill/outdoor running is the only form of cardio
I’ll run. I’ll lift. And I’ll train to run 13.1 miles of Atlanta on March 20, 2011.
My body isn’t in the shape it needs to be to run a half-marathon, but it will be by March 20, 2011. Publicly announcing my decision to race will leave me without a choice but to train, cut fat, and get ready to run.
I’ve always been a fan of public accountability.