Had a short karate practice on Saturday as my wife had found some event she wanted us to go to. A was happy to have a short practice. :-( We did kihon and kumite and then left before Kata. H didn't do anything at all and was being stubborn.
Saturday and Sunday's training runs went well. I was really nervous about my Sunday long run. I wanted to run on the dirt but the recent rains made me change my mind. I had to confront a big dog halfway through and luckily he backed down. I got a sore spot somewhere under my lower left abdomen. I really need to spend more time working on strengthening my "core". Sunday was a 26k run. I tried to use my Wahoo AnT+ Heart monitor strap and my old iPhone. The readings seemed pretty erratic but it was useful enough I guess. Here are a few photos from my runs.
On Tuesday, my phone wouldn't pull up the training plans so I made my own. 8K plus 6 30 second striders with 2 minutes rest for complete recovery between strides. This fit in with my course better anyway. I did the first two striders a bit easy then found my strength and ran the remaining four hard enough to make my legs tired and get me breathing hard. I always worry I'm going to break something but it seems nothing snapped this day.
My eating is out of control. If I could control myself better I'd loose the weight quickly I think and get down to my "ideal" race weight of 69 kg. I'm around 75 or 74 kg now.
Karate practice tomorrow. Some of the members are going to a tournament this weekend. Wish we had the budget to do more. Hopefully I can take the kids to one in June. A needs the motivation.