martes, 18 de marzo de 2014

Back in the blogsphere with a speed workout

I have been out of the blogsphere because this page was giving me some errors and was unable to post any workout. But I am back, This is my first speed workout in like 8 or so months and I am in pretty bad shape in that departament, did a tempo last Friday in only 24:50, hope to get better! My workouts has been posted on dailymile.

I supposed to do 400s in the mirador, but I went to bed pretty late last night because I was not sleepy, on top of that did not fall sleep till 1 a.m., so I decided to take advantage of my last vacation day and sleep in a bit, woke up at 6:50 a.m. and at 8:00 a.m. I headed out to the conservatory warmed up for 17 mins, then stretched a bit, then did 5 x 400s( I dont know if its correct, but effort is the most important here) in 1:35,1:44,1:39,1:41,1:39, with 90 seconds rest, now I understand I ran so bad in the past 5k, I have no speed or speed endurance, these repeats were much slower than last time I did the same route repeats, but oh well! I am working on it and probably that is because the extra pounds, felt like work today and was huffing and puffing the whole workout, I would have liked to do more repeats, but leave it at that since is the first workout of the cycle, its time to get serious again! for cool down did 16:21, wanted to do more but was really thirsty!! The weather was hot!! Have a great day!

miércoles, 4 de diciembre de 2013

Catching up

The blog presented a problem so I could not blog, so I ll update since Friday.

Friday: This morning I woke up at 5:30 with the stomach giving me some problems, I went out to the conservatory and instead of doing 4 circuits, I did just 3, I almost skip the run so being out there enjoying it was a big plus for me, I am glad I did, the weather was just great and although I felt pretty heavy and fat, I could run one more time!! 7+kms watchless!! Have a great Night!

Saturday:This morning I headed out to the mirador with my father to the mirador, it was around 6:10 a.m. that I went out, We started at an easy pace and gradually increase pace throughout the run. I felt great the whole way and the faster pace did not bother me whatsoever, I outsprinted my father with 300s to go. We both run without watches, so We got lost in the moment and enjoyed the easy progression. Have a great day!! I ll do a longer run tomorrow! Effort running is great! 10k untimed.

SUNDAY:This morning was up at 6:20 a.m. and headed out with my father to the mirador. I wanted to do 11k and that was just what I did.I dropped my father within the first km, but I was running at an easy pace, increased the pace a bit as I warmed up, but the pace was always easy. Did 11k faster than He did 10k, He said He was sore and was running easy. The weather was good for the first half of the run but in the back half it was starting to warm up.Felt really strong today!!Had not run that distance or longer for 5 months, I need to ramp up that mileage!! But I am just enjoying what I am doing! 11k without a watch!! Have a great Sunday!

TuesdayYesterday took the day off.

This morning was up extremely early because I had to be early at work, so woke up at 5:10 a.m. and was out at 5:40 a.m. alone to the conservatory that has been opened in full force and I can do normal laps again, I did 6 laps in the conservatory without a watch and I felt better and better as the run went by, had stomach problems in the first 3-4 laps. I felt awesome at the end!! Have a great night!! 8.5k untimed.

Wednesday(Today):This morning was up at 5:10 a.m. had a meeting at 8 a.m., I m off from work,but the meeting had to do with it.Went out with my brother to the conservatory at 5:40 a.m. and I did 6 laps there, my brother did more, the pace was easy, but We pushed sometimes! Fun run! I felt better and stronger as the run went by!Finished feeling strong!! 8.5k watchless!

miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013

Hot morning run

Today I am off from work, so I slept in a bit and went out at 8:30 a.m. to the conservatory to do the untracked route ( same as yesterday). Today it was much warmer and no cool air at all, the enviroment was good but I felt somewhat tired with tired legs and breathing faster than I wanted eventhough the pace was easy for most of the run, I pushed a bit in the last 1.5k. The body told me to do so, so I had to obey:) Have a great day everyone! Bring on consistency!! untracked route without a watch.

martes, 26 de noviembre de 2013

Predawn good run

Yesterday I was very sore so I opted for a rest day.

This morning woke up early at 5:10 a.m.and was out at 5:40 a.m. alone to the conservatory without a watch, did the untracked route, 4 times corner to corner while its closed. I felt really good, sluggish at the beginning ,but then was feeling better and better. Felt great at the end, the pace was kinda slow but I am recovery from the fast 10k I did on Saturday, I hope to be in much better shape in the next month or so, I wont track time though, I am enjoying so much to run by effort and without a watch.The weather was cool and good!! Hope you had a great day!

domingo, 24 de noviembre de 2013

Morning easy run

This morning I was sore from the fast 10k yesterday, so I wanted to do 10k easy today. I went out with my father at 7:00 a.m. to the mirador, I gapped my father in the first 2 kms, He was tired from yesterday´s 10k. I was running easy and kept the same pace for the rest of the run. Felt strong and good out there, just putting in the miles!!10k without a watch. The best thing is to listen to the body! Bring on Consistency!

sábado, 23 de noviembre de 2013

Fast morning run with my father 8( He won)

This morning my father wanted to do a 10k time trial and He carried his watch( he rarely carry it these days) to improve his 52 min 10k from last week, in which He did not run all out. Well I wanted to join him, but I am in pretty bad shape due to my inconsistency, but I am coming back to my 6 days a week running.

As the last 3 months I dont carry a watch, I told my father to not call out splits, I did not want to know. The pace at the beginning was fast, was fast for me so I stayed back and He started to gap me, I hoped him to fall back, but if not, then no biggies its all fun!the gap was around 30-40m , till the 4.5k mark, I finally could join him, but I was not running confortably, the breathing was somewhat labored and the inconsistency was starting to catch up to me , We crosssed the halfway together, but when We turned around He gapped me again for 10m , We kept that way till 7.2k, there I stopped to tie my shoes and to cheat( rest) a bit, was around 15 seconds though, then started running again I was feeling much better, the legs were heavy though! wel He finished  the 10k in 49:53, according to his watch I did 50:46, I was very surprised, I thought I was going to do 53-54 mins, so that was a good time, but since I am not monitoring it anymore in training, I just focused in my feels and let my mind wander a bit during the run. It was fun, but I did suffer a bit, I am not used to that pace anymore because of my inconsistency. I am starting to train consistently again, so I should feel better at a much faster paces later on, but who knows! I am just running how I feel on the day, when I want to push I push, when I dont feel good I run easy. Running should be a joy not a job, when you feel obligated to do something like in the army. Have a great Saturday!!

viernes, 22 de noviembre de 2013

Predawn run

Did not run yesterday, but Yesterday I thought about writing down my goals in my door and one of those goals is to run 6 times per week consistently to get in decent shape, and that started this morning. A lot of people can do it everyday so can I.

I woke up at 5:30 a.m.  and was out at 6 a.m. alone, Went out to the conservatory and did the untracked run, I dont know the time since I dont run with a watch. I felt really good and just let my mind wander this morning, most of the run was in the dark. Felt great when I was done. Running is great!! Tomorrow to the mirador!