jueves, 5 de octubre de 2017

Catching up

Not much to catch up really,

I rested from Saturday to Wednesday, on Wednesday, September 27th,  We had to go to Nickelodeon to play basketball, and We did that, but We did very poorly, did not won a game, played very bad, but had fun. I scored 2 points, but threw around 6 shots, only got 1.

Anyway, the experience was good and had fun with my work mates. I ran that day at 6:00 a.m. and did 3 laps in the conservatory and back,  Ran with a girl that runs frecuently there, the idea was to run easy, but did not want to run alone so sped up a bit and ran with her. 5.5k wachless total.

Thursday rest.

Friday - Ran after work and wore my watch, did 5.5k again, and did 34:47 for the run. Felt stuffed because We had cake  at 5 p.m.

Saturday Off again.

Sunday -  At 7 a.m. headed oout with my father  to the conservatory watchless, the first half was terrible, then started to feel better and feel good at the end. 5.5k watchless!

 I have not run since, but I will run in a few mins.

I have to inform that on Tuesday was my last day at my company, since April I had been contesting to a scolarship for a MBA in Madrid Spain in the college Antonio de Nebrija, and finally I got the scholarship, I signed contract on Monday and I finally got it. I am happy but at the same time, its a new experience for me, I travel to Spain next Saturday October 14, 2017.

The MBA starts on October 23th, 2017 but I have to get used to the schedule (Jet Lag) and get used a bit to the culture.

I dont know how the running will play out there, but I certainly will run there and Will take up Heavy weight lifting!

sábado, 23 de septiembre de 2017

Another late morning run

I slept a lot last night, went to bed before 10 p.m. and was up at 5:30 a.m., then get back to sleep till 7 a.m., I was about to skip the run , but my brother was going to run at 9:00 a.m., so I went with him, I went without a watch and got ahead, but as soon as We entered the conservatory , He was going to do a workout and passed me fast and never looked back, I continued at that easy slow pace and felt too tired, I finished 5.5k in around 36 mins, dont know the exact time.

He did 32:20 and did 3 laps there in 15:50, so He is in better shape than I thought, I think I cant run that at the moment, We will see.

I felt tired and the heat and humidity did not help, felt frustrated, because I do medium workouts and last 3-4 days to recover, no good.

Anyway, run done!

Have a great Saturday!

viernes, 22 de septiembre de 2017

Catching up

Monday was a rest day. I played Volleyball with the ladies that are going to Punta Cana to represent the company that I work for.

I ll be in the company till October 3rd, I ll go to study to Spain for 9 months, so will know a different culture and will know new people, but will never forget my friends from CCI.

Tuesday - I ran easy for 5.5k watchless, to run watchless is a very good idea since I dont pay attention to pace and dont frustrate if the pace is slow, I just run by effort. I was so sore that I ran just easy.

Then 20 mins after finishing my run, I received a call from the sister of my brother`s girlfriend , She told me to pick downstairs something that my brother had sent me, when I went down, and take out a big and heavy suitcase, I told her, hey this luggage is for my house?then my brother appeared, He surprised and is here, so did his girlfriend.

Wednesday I took it off, Maria the hurricane is coming to town, but it was not raining a lot, but I did not play with thge logistics very well, so DNR.

Thursday was a day off from work due to the hurricane so my brother, father and I headed out at 9:00 a.m. to the conservatory to take advantage of the rain pause, I did not wear a watch and followed them along, then my brother started to push, then I went ahed for 1+ laps, then He passed me again, this time agressive and I just stayed behind at a good rythm, with about 1k to go I passed him back and I just kept building the gap, I finished the 7.5k in 45:38., my brother finished in 46:0x. My father ran 1 lap because He had stomach problems, but after He did his thing, He went back to the park, but the pace that We were running at was so hot, that He could not follow, I think that my last 1.2k was sub 8 min miles.

I felt good and the weather was not too bad.

Today after work, I really questioned if I should run, I decided to go ahead at 7:00 p.m., not too many people at the park, people dont have discipline. I just went out without a watch and did 3 laps and back home at an easy effort. It was a boring run, nothing exciting, but you have to face those as well, not every run is a paradise and you got to embrace it. 5.5k watchless.

Have a great night!

domingo, 17 de septiembre de 2017

Finishing up a good week of training

Today I wanted to do intervals, but decided not to when I woke up at 6:30 a.m., I was full from the fried chicken that I ate yesterday and it was a good decision, because when I had 500m into my run I felt the same as the past Sunday, tight calves and quads.

I headed out with my father at 7:30 a.m., but He fell behind since  He went to bed pretty late and woke up very early, I pretty much run from the 500m mark to the finish alone.

I decided to leave the watch at home because the watch is bringing me tension and frustration because timewise every run that I get in I dont like timewise. So I think it was a smart decision, since despite the heat and the tightness, I felt good at the end and felt very liberated, dont know the time, but I ran 5 laps in the conservatory and back home with 2 strides in the last 500m to loosen up a bit. Felt good at the end, 7.5k total.

In the afternoon,  from 3 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. We played basketball and walked a lot there, so burned a ton of calories, which is good to me, because I find myself overweight. THe guys that I played with, can win the 5k , they are young, skinny and their fast twitches are at its top, so they really can pull it off, I have endurance, but I am an expert in jogging, not running at fast paces, those days are behind. Anyway, I ll try my best and see what happens in that 5k race in a couple of weeks.

We play basketball in Punta Cana on Wednesday.

I ran 6 times per week, I am not content with my speed, but I have to be content with my consistency, I just have to keep up the good work and the consistency going!

Have a great Sunday!

sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

Catching up

Thusday morning I had to run early because I had a trip to Punta Cana and I would be at home by 10 p.m., so the only option was to run at 6:00 a.m., I was tired from Wednesday`s night workout, so I only did 5.5k in 36:10.

On Friday evening after work, I headed out to the conservatory and did 5 laps there and back home, never looked at the watch as the majority of the runs. Finished in 48:23 for 7.5k. Felt tired and really did not enjoy this run at all, but you have to get the training in despite how you feel.

This morning at 6:00 a.m. I headed out with my father to the mirador and We did 8k there, and I thought that I was going faster than the actual pace, finished in 50:05  and my father in 50:07, I outsprinted him. First 3k were in 19:04, next 2k in 6:21 and 6:19 and the last 3k in 18:19, I never really pushed the pace, and when I was about to push it I made myself slow down. But anyway, running this slow is frustrating for me, I felt that at that effort I would run sub 48 mins for those 8k, more than 2 mins slower. To be honest any run is a frustration timewise, so I will have to ditch the watch on non workout days so that does not affect me.

However, I am glad with the consistency I have been putting in the last  3 weeks. Tomorrow I want to do a workout, but lets see how the Boxing fight end today,  I ll run anyway in the morning.

Have a great Saturday!

miércoles, 13 de septiembre de 2017

Progressive tempo run

Monday was my planned rest day.

Tuesday I woke up very early to run at 6:00 a.m., Ran to the park, did 5 laps and then back home for 7.5k in 48:51. I thought that I was running faster than that. In the last lap incorporated 4 x 20 secs strides or so, felt good on these. The heat was awful, it was early in the morning, but I got home soaking wet. Took more than 30 mins to get dry so that I could shower. The heat is very nasty these days.

Today I ran after work at 7:00 p.m., I wanted to do something faster than easy pace, a fast workout or a progressive tempo run, I opted for the latter. I went out to the conservatory easy to warm up in 8:25. Then wanted to do 5 laps in less than 6 mins per lap, I was not sure how that would feel because these days I am running slower than 6:30 per km at my easy pace, but I was ready for something faster today, too much easy running wont get you so far.

1st lap came in 5:57, it felt much faster than that, second lap came in 5:47, so my body was finding the rythm , 3rd lap I was getting tired came in 5:38, then tried to keep the effort going till the end, 4th lap came in 5:34, then Jose joined me for my last lap, thanks to him, I was able to not abbort the workout, I was feeling very bad, I even fainted, but tried to keep my composure and when We got to the flats of the last lap I sped up a bit and took advantage of the last downhill to finish the 5th lap in 5:14, Had to stop for a couple of mins, I was spent and was hurting bad in the last lap, but at least I accomplish the purpose of the workout.

All 5th lap in much less than 6 mins, 1 mins faster than my current easy pace so it was almost a tempo run. Then talked a bit with Jose before going home for my 1.2k cool down. Finished the 7.5k in 45:07.

Good workout, but the heat is very very bad, as I type this I am sweating. I hope that this shit goes away quickly!!

Have a great night!

domingo, 10 de septiembre de 2017

Workout failed

Today I wanted to do a 400m repeats workout in the morning, but I moved the run till the evening. Since the park is not measured I wanted to do a progression run  and in the last 1k or so get in some 1 min repeats. That was my plan for the evening run.

At 5:45 p.m. I headed out to the conservatory in 7:23, I wanted to do laps no more than 6 mins per lap, more towards the 5:40s range, I just got to the 10 min mark and I knew that it was not happening, and frustrated I aborted the workout and completed the 5 laps easy, I am an expert in jogging, but at faster paces I am in very bad shape.

The reason I aborted was huffing and puffing and the calves and quads burned out at that slow pace. My splits in the 5 laps were 6:34,6:41,6:37,6:32, 6:28 and back home in 7:16 to finish up the 7.5k in 48:06.

Although I did not accomplish the workout, I at least got my run in and could run 5 times this week, the goal was 6, but Irma the hurricane did not allow to run on Thursday evening, anyway, hope that I can feel better at faster paces in 3 weeks, if not I ll be in a bad position to perform well in the company. However, I am quiting tomorrow , and my last day in the comany is on October 3rd, at least thats the plan.

I am carrying some extra pounds, but I think that limiting my calories a bit, and running 6 times, I ll lose some fat.

Have a great end of the weekend!