martes, 27 de enero de 2015

Evening maintenance run

Yesterday  took the day off to give my shin a bit of rest.

Today headed out to the conservatory at 6:10 p.m. and did 6 laps there, got there in 7:18 which is the fastest that I have gotten there in years, did not feel too confortable to be honest, then proceeded to do 6 laps there , 3 of them with Jose the effort felt a lot faster than the actual splits 5:56,5:46,5:46,5:41,5:48,5:42, Jose ran with me from lap 2 through the 4th. I felt confortably hard, but no acid lactic accumulation, so I think I just felt heavier than I should, the pace was not fast, but I felt like I was moving and had to keep focus. Great!! and I have to run 1 min faster per km on Saturday! I think I am in worse shape than December, We will see on Saturday! To be honest I have not done anything different From December and in fact I trained harder then. Anyways I just want to compete and get back to the racing scene once again. Completed the 45 mins there and talked some with Jose, He had to stop due to a side stitch, but He was more confortable than me maintaining that pace !! The weather was good!!

Have a great Tuesday!

domingo, 25 de enero de 2015

Catching up: Injured??

On Saturday I ran in the evening at 5:50 p.m. did 6 laps there and completed the 45 mins, laps were between 6:15 and 5:45 the last one, kept things easy, but the left shin is bothering me a lot, when I warmed up it went away, but then appeared again with a couple of laps to go, and when I stopped walking it appeared again, it seems that I was hit in the left shin.

Today I headed out at 9:25 a.m. and the leg bothered me just before running, I almost turn back and call it a day walking down the stairs, I decided to give a go, I started limping some, but after a couple of mins the pain goes away and could run normally again, it seems that I can run through it because it tends to improve significantly withing 2 mins of running, if it were the opposite I would just to cut out the running, luckily this is not the case and I am good to go that way, I ran 6 laps to the conservatory, felt very good when I got there in 7:39, but then started feeling very tired despite the slow pace, laps were 6:23,6:17,6:11, 6:07,6:05, then headed home to complete the 7.5k in 46:15, feeling very tired and heavy. As soon as I finished, the left shin bothered me inmediately I stopped, I am stretching it a lot after runs, but I think I ll just continue to run through because like I said it improve once I warm up a bit. The weather was very hot!

I am racing next Saturday and I ll have to keep and eye on that thing, I dont plan to stop the running despite the pain, at worst I ll do 20-30 mins run, but I ll race on Saturday!!

Have a great Sunday!

viernes, 23 de enero de 2015

Nice evening easy run

I again went out with Danilo to the conservatory around 6:30 p.m., got there in 7:40, then did 6 laps and completed the 45 mins as I am doing the last few days. splits per lap were : 6:05,6:03,6:00,5:55,5:44,5:44, the pace felt really good and very under control, it seems that the Strides that I did yesterday paid off since the effort was very easy but the pace remained the same.

The weather was just fine.

The left shin still bothering me, it improved as the run went on, but when I stopped I could feel it, I always have suffered from shin splints, but thats after several sessions of tempo and intervals, but I have not done any of it in a while, so dont know the reason of it to be honest, I have not pushed the pace at all. Anyways, felt really good and feeling that shape is coming back slowly.

Have a great Friday!

jueves, 22 de enero de 2015

Good evening run

Yesterday I took the day off, my left shin was bothering me, I think that it was due to the 7 straight days that I ran, did not recall the last time I did that.

This evening at 6:30 p.m. I headed out with my brother to the conservatory to get there in 7:46, then We I did 6 laps in 6:07,6:07,6:05,6:01,5:48,5:42. Felt really good today, felt better and better as the run went by. After completing the 45 mins I did 4 x 15-20 seconds strides to get the legs turnover a bit. I felt almost smooth on these, the problem was the belly moving from right to left and viceversa, it seem that I need to get rid of the fat if I want to run fast. The chow fang with fried chicken does not help for dinner.

I am feeling really good running and I very motivated, running gives me happiness.You feel great after a run, no gym can give a feeling like that, I ll keep going to the gym, but my priority will always be running. I am a runner at heart!

Have a great night everyone!

martes, 20 de enero de 2015

The running continues

Today I headed out with my brother at 6:30 p.m. to the conservatory and I did 6 laps with him( He did more), there in the 2nd lap Jose joined us and He ran the remaining laps with us. Splits were 6:03,5:59,5:44,5:30,5:21,5:21, then completed the 45 mins. Basically it was a race between the 3 of us, of course I did not red line, but the effort was hard at times, I could recover at the finish though, breathing went back in control. The weather was good and the atmosphere there was awesome!! I have 7 days running in a row, dont remember the last time I did such a thing. Bring on consistency!!

Have a great Tuesday!

lunes, 19 de enero de 2015

Early evening run

Today I eat lunch at 11:40 a.m. because I was running earlier than normal today at 4:30 p.,. since today We resume the Finances course.

I went out with my father and We both felt unconfortable stomach wise,  I got to the conservatory in 7:33 I did 4 laps there  in 6:16,6:17,6:09, 6:04, From the conservatory to home I did it in 6:29.

I start to loosen up after the 3rd lap, not the most pleasant run to be honest, but I felt really good at the end. Finished the 6.5k in 39:19, big negative split today.

Weather was hot!

domingo, 18 de enero de 2015

Good end to the week

Today went out with Danilo at 4:50 p.m. or so to the conservatory and We did 5 laps there and back home, I dropped him in the first 600s and never looked back, I did not run any faster than the other days, He was way slower! laps were 6:22,6:16,6:05,6:05,6:08. then back home in 46:01. My brother did it in 47:09. He is a lot faster than mine, but He ran too slow for me today! He say that if He keep training at that effort, He will destroy me during easy days soon, but I just run how I feel, I dont run too slow on purpose. 5 runs this week! Last two weeks were good weeks of running.

Have a great rest of Sunday!