jueves, 21 de mayo de 2015

No runnng till Monday

Well I rested yesterday and took antiflamatory, hoping that the every other day of running could help me, but honestly it did not, I was really hurting yesterday and was limping pretty much everywhere I went, in the evening it felt better because I took two pills of antiflamatory just after eating lunch.

Today is more of the same thing, I am really hurting right now, its strange because when I experienced shin splints in the past it was due to running workouts(Intervals,tempos, reps) for more than 2 months, but now I am not doing anything fast, just running easy pretty much everyday, that was the reason that put me this fat and probably because of the heavy pounding I am applying too much weight on my right shin with each stride. I am improving my diet so that I can really lose weight and improve my running. I even read a book about that that I bought a couple of months ago.

I have decided to not run till Monday to see if that improves, it should, I ll keep taking my antiflamatory, I said that I was going to run through it, but honestly it was not hurting that bad, the past two days have been ridiculous. When I walk I limp, my father only ask , WTF! and encourage me to rest.  Its better to miss a few days of running instead of months limping and trying to get rid of pain even " running".

So see you on Monday, hope that improves dramatically then!!

Have a great Thursday!

martes, 19 de mayo de 2015

Dealing with a minor injury

I say minor because I can run, with pain, but I can run. Yesterday I decided to take it off to give my leg a bit of rest. I thought that with a day of rest it would be much better. To be honest that was not the case, I debated myself prior to today´s run if I should run or not.

I dont want to lose any fitness or momentum so I just ran easy for a short time, I did 3 laps in the conservatory in 6:18,6:13,6:14 and back home to finish in 34:15 for 5.5k. I really felt good out there but I was pretty much limping the whole run, at least I can run.

I ll give myself tomorrow off again to see if it improves, if not, I dont want to rest, I prefer to do minimum 20 mins runs.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

lunes, 18 de mayo de 2015

5k por mil amores Photos

That Hill runner shirt looks nice. What does not look nice is myself being that fat, wow my leg weights more than my entire body I think. A lot of work needs to be done!

domingo, 17 de mayo de 2015

Post race recovery

After the race yesterday and today throughout the day I experienced pain in my right shin, but I decided not to rest, if I have to run 20 min runs I ll, but I wont let my fitness slip like every cycle where I find myself recovering the lost confidence and fitness in the cycle to just recover the shape that I raced in. This time if my 5k pace is 8 min mile, then I ll improve from here and not recover, also even injured I ll keep running short runs till I am completely recovered. That way I ll maintain fitness and recovery with the shortness of the run.

Today at 6:10 p.m. I headed out to the conservatory and did 3 laps there at an easy pace without a watch for 5.5k total. To be honest the shin bothered me but not as bad as I thought. It seems that I really experience pain when I am at home and when I take off my shoes.

Again, I ll run through it even if I do short runs.

I felt really good today and feel better about my race yesterday. Some days you have it , some days you dont. I just have to keep training.

Have a great end of weekend!

sábado, 16 de mayo de 2015

Mil amores 5k race

I am dissapointed with my performance to be honest. I thought that I would be able to run 23:45-24:15 for the 5k. Did not happen, I ended up doing 25:10, my second worst time in my life. I dont know what went wrong, I am training consistently, I am not doing workouts, but I am getting my 50 mins daily so that has to be enough to run faster than that.

Another thing that caught my attention was my slow start. This was one of the worst 5k for me, but was the best in terms of splits, looking at my halves splits it was 12:27 and 12:42 for the second half. For me that is even pacing in a 5k, in my previous 5ks the difference was more than 35 seconds and in the past one was 1:02. Anyway, the most important time in a race is the final time, not the splits so it was a very bad race for me. A friend of mine is telling me that if would have worn a watch I could realize the slow start and speed up, but I deffense myself telling him, that its a body´s matter, I was not confortable running that slow, it felt confortable to maintain for the whole distance, but I was huffing and puffing pretty much the whole race, so looking at a watch to reinforce my slow pace would have killed my race mentally. I ran  without a watch (by effort) and that was the best effort that I could muster today. 25:10 for 34th pace, given the field I could have positioned much higher in the results, but it was what it was! I need to put this behing me and keep moving forward. I need to lose weight, I think that is the biggest problem in my poor running these days.

Another thing that I noted is that for a 5k you have to be sharpened, I was running my best effort, but I did not felt like slowing down, I could keep the pace, the problem was that I could not turn the legs much faster. I can run faster adding some workouts to improve my speed and threshold.

No more analysis! I wore my hillrunner singlet and it was confortable. I have to lose weight so that it fits me better. In photos I look very heavy and fat. We will see in a few days How do I looked during the race, my friends took some photos of me that I ll post soon there.

Thanks for the support everyone!!

viernes, 15 de mayo de 2015

The shaking out continues

Today morning  at 8:15 a.m. I headed out to the conservatory to do an easy run, We runners are stubborn by nature, because given my shin splint it would be better to rest, but I refused. When I am been consistently I hate to run less than 5 times per week, and since I rested twice this week due to the damn shin, I refused to rest. Inmature? maybe, but I ll race tomorrow anyway so whats the deal?

I ran watchless( practicing how I ll race) and just ran very easy, felt great overall, but the right shin was bothering me basically the whole run, at the end it improved a lot but never ceased really.5.5k total untimed. Maybe I am crazy because I want to race tomorrow, but I ll try my best to take antiflamatory and I think I ll be fine( at least for the race). The days post race I dont what will be, but lets take it one day at a time.

Tomorrow at 5 p.m. I ll line in the mil amores 5k wearing my hillrunner singlet and ll run  my best regardless of time, I never wear a watch during  a race so basically I always run my best, eventhough the time is slower than I would have liked.

Have a great Friday!

jueves, 14 de mayo de 2015

Shaking out

Yesterday I took the day off. I wanted to run in the morning but what I thought was my right ankle is my right shin( almost in the ankle) was bothered me a lot so I decided to rest. 

Today I ran in the evening at 6:10 p.m. and did 5 laps in the conservatory , took 2 lap splits and 1 laps split (12:21,11:53,5:56) and completed the 7.5k in 44:57, ran some more to complete 45:10. The shin was bothering me at times today, in some laps the pain was aparent in others I kind of forget about it. I have to keep an eye on that, since I have suffered from shin splits in the past.

This morning I registered in the 5k por mil amored, they did not have the kits ready so I have to go there once again to get it. its not a good idea to race with pain, but sometimes you have to take risks and I dont race too often, its enough for excuses, I ll race on Saturday.

Tomorrow morning it will be an easy run watchless and on Saturday show time!

Have a great Thursday!