sábado, 1 de agosto de 2015

Evening good run

Yesterday I took the day off.

Today I went out to the conservatory at 6:10 p.m. or so, got there in 7:33, then did 5 laps there in 5:58,6:07,5:58,5:48,5:39. The atmosphere was great, great music and a lot of people there. I felt pretty good, but huffing and puffing sometimes. I am glad that I could get this run in since tomorrow I wont be able to run due to the robberies of past Sundays.

I decided to rest on Sundays until the situation improves. When I get off the course tomorrow I ll head to the Casa España club to get into the pool and to have a great time. I ll get back home at night when the thiefs have gone.

I felt good today and I did 6.5k in 38:30 or so. Next week I will run longer since the leg is much better and I can run with perfect form.

After the run, did some pull ups there, at least I could do 1.5 going completely down. I know that soon I ll be able to do 5+ reps.

Have a great Saturday and don´t get drunk LOL!

jueves, 30 de julio de 2015

The good running continues

Today I headed out to the conservatory at 6:30 p.m. without a watch, did 5 laps there at a good easy clip and did not worry about time.6.5k total. Felt good and I am feeling better and better, probably I ll just increase distance because those 6.5k are getting old.

To be honest that route and doing laps in the park is getting old, I am a habit creature but do the same thing over and over again and in the route , same direction, basically same pace is what cause shin splints, so I ll have to vary things up and go to the mirador once in a while. I trained there so much years  and now I only go when I race and I am not racing too much. Dont remember the last time I went there to train in the evening, it has been years!!

All in all, happy to have run and get my run in.

One more thing, the shin bothered me a bit at times today, did not hurt, but I could feel a thing there.

Have a great Thursday!

miércoles, 29 de julio de 2015

Good run

Today I headed out to the conservatory with Virkin, She was going rollerskate and I was going to run, so I headed out to the conservatory in 7:26, feeling very good and strong, was surprised for the faster pace, then did 5 laps in 6:03,6:01,5:58,5:56,5:40. I felt really good today and strong. 2 hours prior the run I did 3 x 10 and 2 x 5 push ups, its easy, but for me its still a big accomplishment, and I want to increase that along with the pull ups. After the run today I tried to do pull ups but after several attempts I could not do even one, but I think that trying to pull up is a big effort.

I want to improve in the upperbody, it seems that its so weak given the lack of pull up ability. Anyway, I am working on it and I am feeling leaner and smoother with my running.

6.5k total in around 38:30.

Have a great night!!

martes, 28 de julio de 2015

Watchless easy run

Today I had to run earlier than usual in the evening, because I am going out at 7:00 p.m. or so, so at 5:30 p.m. I went out to the conservatory and did 4 laps and back home. Today I headed out without a watch and just ran easy.

Went out easy and the pace just came to me naturally, I felt better and better as the run went on and in the blink of an eye the 4 laps were over. I honestly wanted to run more, maybe I ll headed earlier tomorrow so that I can get in more miles, thus burn more calories.

6.5k without a watch and felt great!!

Have a great day everyone!

lunes, 27 de julio de 2015

Back to it

I did not run in the weekend. Saturday I did not plan my run well, so the logistics did not workout. On Sunday the same damn thing as past Sunday happened, I almost get robbed by 4 bastards, getting home I saw 4 young guys that looked like shit and I knew that they were robbers, passed me looking in the same direction as I was heading home, they could not do anything to me in that moment, because I was near two cops, but I said to myself if those 4 bastards turn around I ll run as fast as I can to the cops, at that time I was a little far. When I saw in the far distance that those guys were coming back ,I turned around and ran as fast as I could to the super market where the police men were. A guy that was walking in front of me, as soon as I turned around and started sprinting, He followed me, I was just running hard, they robbed another guy that was in front of my home, but I am sure that they see me running hard and they knew that I knew that they were thiefs. I told the guy running behind me that those guys stole the wallet to my brother past Sunday and we just ran to the police and told them what was happening.

I just entered the super market and bought my dinner in case that I would not go out any more. When I get off the supermarket I saw the two cops , but nothing was changed so  assumming that if they were going to be back, they would not be back right away, I jogged home and my brother was waiting for me in my house´s door,telling me to hurry up since He heared everything during the robbery to the random guy, I told him that I was there and I would have been the victim if I would not have started running very hard. Thanks god I am fine and the robbed guy also was fine, they only stole their cell phone I think. I dont know what the fucking is happening, but this is becoming an habit on Sundays.

I wanted to run in the afternoon, but after that event I decided to not risk anything and to live to run another day, so did not run, maybe Sundays will be my rest days from now on.

Today I went out to the conservatory at 6:30 p.m. feeling very sluggish, got to the conservatory in 7:43, then did 5 laps in 6:01,5:38,5:43,5:44,5:20.
After the first lap a young lady and a yound guy passed me and my competitive juice took care of business and sped up as  well, the effort was much higher than I would have liked and I felt very sluggish and heavy. The more I put the effort, the more the young guy built a gap on me. Oh well, A least it was a good steady state run.

Around 6.5k in 37:30 or so. After that We did pull ups and I did just 1.5, I am very weak at the moment. I need to be in 10+ by December.

Have a great night everyone!!

viernes, 24 de julio de 2015

Weird run

Yesterday I took the day off. Although my shin is 90-95%, its good to give it a break. I ran today at 6:10 p.m., I started at a very easy effort since I felt thirsty eventhough I hydrated properly before going out, but the heat these days is too high. Got to the conservatory in 7:33, was surprised about that, because I was running pretty easy, then started huffing and puffing for no reason and kept that way pretty much the whole run. Eventhough I tried to keep the effort easier each lap for the first 3 laps , each lap was faster so that was good. I did 5 laps in 6:17,6:11,6:07,5:58, then put the hammer down a bit in the last one, I was huffing and puffing hard here for the first 700s, then suddenly my breathing was back to normal and I could increase effort a bit more, hitting the last lap in 5:25. Too slow for the effort that I put in, but you got days like this.

Anyway, completed the 39 mins and called it a day. Its always good to finish a workout and braving when you dont feel your best. Today from the get go I knew that it was going to be a rough run, but I made it.

Around 6.5k total.

Hope you have a great Friday!! Dont drink too much!! Cheers!!

miércoles, 22 de julio de 2015

Fighting with motivation

I almost skip this run. At 6:20 p.m. I was not feeling pretty motivated to run and when I walked to buy my lunch, the shin was bothering me. But close to 7 p.m. I decided that I would go out and do my thing. That was how it worked. I felt really good and light, not zipping a lot of sodas, just a glass, I have decided to decrease the consumption, not quit cold turkey. By the time I am running I am running very light and smooth.

Got to the conservatory in 7:35, then did 5 laps in 6:15,5:59,5:56,5:54, increased effort in the last one and did 5:24. That 5:24 felt harder than it should to be honest. Anyways, I am happy to I beated my motivation issues and got the work done. Too hot today, during the run I was soaked and in the end even more. I did 38:30 or so total.

Around 6.5k, Have a great Humpday everyone!