lunes, 17 de octubre de 2016

Catching up

I rested from Wednesday till Sunday. The reason  was that I got sick by Thursday and as I have said before that  I dont run sick. But on Sunday I was feeling a lot better
( not only from the flu, lol) and out running with my father early. I just did 4 laps in the conservatory and totalled 5.5k or so, I told my father to finish there ( He was doing 7.5k) and We came walking.

I felt good, but wanted to give the body a break and called it a day at 5.5k.

Splits per lap were 6:41,6:24,6:28,6:07. 35:38 total time.

Today I went out running after work, at 7:52 p.m. to be exact. Got to the conservatory in 7:55, then did 6 laps and finished there, laps were 6:21,6:14,6:10,5:56,5:53,5:30 and 90 seconds to finish my 7.5k in 45:35. Was a bit tired at the end, I am not fully recovered, but I felt good none-the-less.

Have a great Monday!

martes, 11 de octubre de 2016

Good progressive run

Today I  left work at 7:05 p.m. and was out running at 8:00 p.m. The plan was to run again at an easy pace, I headed out feeling good and got to the park in 8:01, then did 4 laps to fnish up there and talk a bit with Jose. The splits per lap were 6:28,6:16,5:43,5:11, then ran around 600-700m, so I did in total 5.8k or so in 35 mins. The reason of my 2 faster splits was that another guy that looked like a runner, in fact He was wearing a singlet that said running in Valencia marathon, Valencia is where my brother is at the moment. I felt good so when He passed me, I tried to keep contact and after a bit more than a lap I could pass him, but I can tell you that He was not running hard at all, his economy was very good. I supect He is a good runner.

All in all, felt very good in today`s run and it seems that that weekk did more good than harm. Total time was 35 mins as I said.

Have a great one!

lunes, 10 de octubre de 2016

Catching up

I apologize for the disaster post that I wrote on Thursday, the reason was that my keyboard was not working, and I did my best to pòst, but that was not a success.

The last week was a disaster runningwise, it was a difficult week for me, my brother is gone to Spain for almost 2 years to do his master and that made me sad, I am used to see him everyday and to share a lot with him, We are twins after all. Anyway, I wish him the best, The storm Matthew made running at the beginning of the week almost impossible.

I wanted to run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but when I just could not run because at the time that I planned to run I have visitors here, that is not a big of a excuse since I slept in on both days of the weekend and neglect the running to the evening, but in the evening as I said I had visitors. On Wednesday I went to the gym, but I am still sore from the gym and it was not a very good experience, I started the exercises starving and was nauseous by the time I got home, even when I ate dinner, I still felt bad. I think struggle to get there and to get back home from the gym is more tiring than the gym itself, so I think the gym will have to wait till I do have a car and can get there in 10 mins in the highway.

So I only ran 1 time last week, I felt really bad about it, but this week I will continue my normal training.

Today after work, I went out running at 7:52 p.m. to the conservatory and the plan was to do only 5.5k, so 3 laps in the park and back home, I felt great, surprised myself, I thought that I was going to feel very tired and out ot shape, but I felt fresh and strong. Laps were in 6:23,6:11,6:11, then back home to finish the 5.5k in 34:17.

Felt good and happy to get back to running.I just love running, you just cant compare the feeling from running vs lifting weight, when you lift weights no endorphins there, but when you run, you feel good and good and good, weightlifters will have to forgive me, but I feel much better running than weight lifitng. Of course you should do strength training to supplement your running and to have a more stronger upper body, but I personally dont get the happy endorphins from weightlifting.

Have a great night!

jueves, 6 de octubre de 2016

back at it

satursasy- 7.5k, inxlusing 8 strisws asns 500s or so in 1:42, thw final hom strwtxh, 44:33 totasl timw.

Sunsasy-7.5k wasy in 46:47, 4 runs last wwwk.

no run till tosasy , 35 mins in 5.6k or so.

my kwyboras is fuxkws up.

jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2016

The beauty of running

This post is actually from yesterday`s run. I lef work at 7:10 p.m. feeling very tired and my eyes all over the pace, I literally did not stop working till I left. I even considered the idea of skipping the run, but decided against it. I knew that I would feel better as soon as I started running.

I put my hill runner singlet and headed out at 7:50 p.m. to the conservatory, I started easy, but as I would rest on Thursday ( today) if I felt good I would throw in a surge to stress myself a bit. Got to the conservaory in 7:58, then did 6:24 for my 1st lap in the conservatory, then decided to do one lap fast, but controlled, that lap came in 4:52, decided to continue to another lap to not break the momentum, next lap came in 4:51, heck decided to do a final fast lap, I found that I eased on this one, but came in 4:47, I was very surprised with each lap faster than the last, eventhough I was feeling slower.

When I finished those 3 laps in 14:30 by the way, I was feeling tired and huffing and puffing, but felt strong the whole way and was feeling strong, did 1 lap easy in 6:41, then headed home to finish my 7.5k run in 43:28. Felt very happy and strong on this run, eventhough I worked like crazy today!

Running can be the best antistress!

It seems that I am heading the right direction, but sometimes I feel good and strong at those paces, but other days I am tired at 5:15, weird! but when I am feeling fresh I do better take advantage of those days.

Have a great Thursday!

lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2016

A weekend of drinking that payed off

I am a bit dissapointed with my weekend, I drank on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, rested Thursday and Friday on purpose.

I went to bed at 2 a.m. , I only drink a bit, so went out to run in the morning at 10 a.m., and did 7.5k in 46:42, laps were (7:47 to get there, then 5 laps in 6:25,6:20,6:20,6:17,6:11 and back home in 6:48). I honestly raced the watch at the end to not run over 47 mins, kept things easy, though.

Sunday was a disaster, because I really got drunk on Saturday, and even my run on Sunday was 4:00p.m. and only ran 21:38 for 2 miles. I called it quits, I was feeling like shit and felt like my chest was blocked or something, I did not woke to a hangover, but I just felt like shit.

Ran 5 times this week, but I am not sattisfied with the way the week finished. I was not going to drink yesterday, but someone bought 3 little beers for me, it was going to be rude to reject it, but honestly that was what I wanted to do.

Today after work at 7:05 p.m. I went to run and still felt like crap, but luckily at the end felt much better almost normal, splits today were 8:04 to get tot he park, and then did 6 laps in 6:33,6:25,6:20,6:18,6:08,6:02. 47:40 for 7.5k. As you can see I felt much better at the end.

I have decided to quit alcohol, I am not a good drinker, and everytime I drink, I most of the time screw my next day. Not funny, maybe its time to get back to my sober years, where I felt great and could last years without a drink!

Have a great night!

jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2016

Yesterday`s Steady state run

Yesterday I could escape work early and managed my run. Then I could rest Thursday and Friday and run on the weekend and accomplish my goal of 5 days per week of running.

I started running yesterday at 6:53 p.m. and it was dark already, the plan was to run easy, but if I felt good I would push here or there, I would rest 2 more days after that so why not. Got there (conservatory of course) in 7:55.

The first lap was easy in 6:16, but I had a young guy (that I have encountered several times running there) breathing in my neck so to speak, then I passed a fellow runner Reynaldo to catch another runner, and Reynaldo came with me, and the other guy accelerated too, so We were running in a pack of 4 and I felt excited to run in that pack, it felt like a race and it felt like everybody was talking with our feet, sounds weird but its true! That is the beauty of running, each of us were competing in one way or another with each other, but of course I wanted to keep the effort as easy as possible, but today that pace ( should be very managable) felt like a chore, maybe I was tired or whatever, but maintain pace was a struggle,2nd lap came in 5:38, then halfway the 3rh lap Reynaldo took the lead, I was leading pretty much until that point, then I sat a bit behind Reynaldo and let those guys do the work, but I was not feeling confortable, then in the next lap, the young guy put in a surge and I matched the surge, but then the other guy followed us, but stopped not long after, I never saw Reynaldo again and then I was running with the other guy for a bit, before in the last lap speeding up again and leaving all of them behind, closed the final lap in 5:08, again, felt like shit! Finished the 7.5k in 42:49 or so.

Laps were 6:16,5:38,5:26,5:31,5:28,5:08. I definetely I was so focused in the " competition" that I forgot in which lap each of us changed positions, but the way I described it above, was pretty much the way it happened.

After the run I looked like if I was in the swimming pool, soaking wet! Also I felt somewhat uncoordinated in the legs trying to accomodate the stride running in the group, maybe I run a lot better alone and maybe that is the reason my best times are alone in practice!

Rested today and probably will rest tomorrow to come fresh on Saturday!

Have a great Thursday!