I've been a little better about staying away from sugar, haven't had a soda in about 3 weeks and I've gotten my weight down to 209! I still have a long way to go but it's a start. I was around 217 right before White Rock and I know that getting down to around 200 before Rocky Raccoon will help my legs and feet survive, so I'm trying to be more diligent about what I eat and drink lately.
On the running front I've been doing better as well. I recovered well after the marathon and had a few small runs during the week and ended it with a 17 mile run just 6 days after the marathon which put me over 50 for the week. So far this week I've run for 3 straight days at 11, 9, and 5 miles miles tonight. The plan is to run 20 on Saturday and then 10-13 on Sunday for another week in the mid 50's. The best part is my pace is much better than in the past. Tonight was paced at 8:18 while my 2 previous runs were sub 9:30, which I'm finding I can run fairly easy at it was also my pace for my 17 miler last weekend. Last year at this time anything under 9:45 was a struggle and didn't happen very often, so I'm hoping some of this strength and power will help out at RR in about 7 months.
This year I'm also breaking up my long runs from what I did last year and hoping to recover better fo my weekday runs. Last December I had long runs of 31, 35 and 37 miles, which was nice but it also took up most of my Saturdays to finish and left me tired and sore on Sundays. This year I'm going to go with more 20-25 mile runs on Saturday and then back them up with 12-15 on Sunday. I also plan on pushing the pace a little harder on my Saturday runs and see what effect that has on my body. So far everyhting is on schedule so I'll just keep on keeping on and see how it goes.