Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chicago Marathon

I finished the Chicago Marathon over the weekend with a time of 4:29. Not quite as fast as I had hoped, but it's still a personal best, and also a best half marathon time of 1:56.

I've also now reached my original goal weight of 155. So I'm finally at my correct weight, at least by BMI standards.

Down to a somewhat loose size 30 jeans (from a snug 36) and medium size shirt (from XL).

Even with as thrilled as I am with all of that, still nowhere close to seeing any sign of abs. My bodyfat is still 22% and from what I've researched I need to have it down to around 10%. That equates to having to lose 12% fat at 155 pounds, or 18 pounds of fat.

So I'm going to try to lose another 10 pounds.

Next up, I'm going back from long slow running to short fast running. My current 5k best is 22:06 and I'd like to see if I can get that down to 19:59 by the end of the year.