So, following in the footsteps of @LazarusXero
, I am going to be training for the Tough Mudder race in 2013. I wanted to give myself plenty of training time to cope with any injuries that may occur and shed these extra pounds well before race day. The 2012 race is late in March, so I'm guessing next year's will be at the same time (inb4 12/12/12).
My training plan at this time is C25K with my first race 5K on February 19th. 5K to 10K training with a 10K in June, then working my way up to a half-marathon from there. I'll maintain that distance (or maybe keep going if I'm feeling saucy) and do a half marathon ~September and again in December.
For strength/cross training, I'm doing the 100 pushups program and will begin using the tough mudder training program after that. I imagine I'll be in the gym with some more structured training as well, but I definitely want the whole body exercises offered by the Tough Mudder workout.
For diet: initially, I am going to be going for keto diet (unless someone comes along and tells me otherwise) and have my first 6 days of food ready to cook tomorrow. I plan to use this to help shed the excess weight, which will help with exercising and general health. After I get to something closer to my "ideal" body weight, I'll begin morphing that into either a paleo-ish diet or maybe something like the P90X eating plan. I haven't gotten there yet.
Any thoughts or recommendations are welcome.