miércoles, 25 de marzo de 2015

Watchless Evening Steady state run

I went out running at 6:03 p.m. today without a watch, I went out at a good clip and got to the conservatory at a good clip as well, then I did 6 laps, the pace was not very fast in my opinion, but the effort was medium to hard at times, I just followed an old guy that often pass me and leave in the dust, today I kept with him for one lap,but I think He was waiting for me or warming up, because as soon as another guy came in the picture they both sped up and left me in the dust, I dont know about pace but the legs were heavy and the breathing was fast, I just wanted to finish, I did around 7.3-7.5k, and finished tired( not hands in the knees) but the legs were like trucks. I am very dissapointed with my actual shape and the excess of weight, I run very good at an easy effort, but whenever I try to speed up I become undone. I ll have to practice those fast effort runs more often, if I want to challenge that all guy for more laps with him. I am a bit ashamed, but all in all I am happy that I ran and get my running in. I just ran free.

Have a great night everyone! Maybe I ll rest tomorrow, but maybe not We will see!

martes, 24 de marzo de 2015

Watchless run in the morning sun

Today I headed out running at 8:50 a.m., the hot was shining very hard, but when I went out I felt good and remained that way till about 2-3k, then started feeling a bit flat,I did 5 laps in the conservatory, and in the last lap I included 4 x 100s pick ups, loosened it up a bit and felt better. Anyways, never recovered much between workbouts and in the last km was running pretty easy because I was unable to recovery properly. That is the thing about running by effort/without a watch, you are always paying attention to the body. It seems that worroying for my lap splits made neglect the signals that my body was giving me. I am in bad shape since I am using a lot of time to recovery between fast strides. All in all, glad that I ran again and that I have been consistent.

Need to keep incorporating short fast stuff with slower longer stuff. I am going to run sub 24 mins in 5k On May.

7.5k total watchless.

Have a great day everyone!

lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

Hot watchless morning run

Today I headed out at 8:45 a.m. to the conservatory, it was too hot already at that time. I just went out without the watch and felt tired from the get go, maybe the pick ups that I did yesterday in the last 500s of the run caught up to me. I just run at an easy pace and cruised. After the half way I just felt better, but not great. In this run as I was on survival mode the whole way. I ran watchess and  I will continue that way for some time. I just want to re learn to run by effort. Tracking every lap of the conservatory was driving me crazy. Today the pace was slow, but that was all my body had in store for today, maybe if I would have worn a watch, I would have demotivated myself with the slow pace.7.5k total untimed.

The same applies to racing. I dont wear a watch during races anyway

Have a great start of the week everyone!

domingo, 22 de marzo de 2015

Pure fun watchless run

I have been thinking that I have became too obsessive with lap splits in the conservatory and at the time that I got there, etc. I have decided to train watchless for some time( maybe months) and let the pace come to me instead of myself obsessing to run sub 6 mins laps over there. Today I just went out watchless and ran easy for 5 laps and got back home, felt great and liberated. Running felt like a joy game and I love that!! Have been said that, I am not saying that I ll just train at a turtle pace of the time, in fact, I want to get creative and run pure fartleks and some informal tempos, that should help a lot with my fitness. The weather was very hot, but I enjoyed the run too much to worry about that! Did 7.5k untimed.

If this afternoon´s game finish early, I might go out for another run. I am 192 pounds, so in the last month I have not lost any weight, I have not decreased the intake amount to be honest.

Have a great Sunday everyone!!

viernes, 20 de marzo de 2015

Morning slog with father

Yesterday I took the day "off", I said "off" because when I went to the conservatory to relax, I did 3 laps (3 kms) with a spanish friend, but the pace was much quicker than I would have liked, When I finished the 3rd lap, He was going to do one more lap at an even faster pace, I called it a day, because that was my rest day, not  a day where I could race informally.

This morning at 8:45 a.m. I told my father to run, He was not into it but accepted anyway, We did 5 laps clockwise, I always do laps there counterclockwise, but my father likes to do them clockwise, so I agreed with him today. Got there in 7:33, I was ahead of my father , but soon after, He caught me, laps were 6:28,6:25,6:27,6:06,6:00. In the last couple of laps I was running alone, because my father fell back and I decided to run at my normal pace. I have to admit that I was more tired than I would have liked. Anyway finished the 7.5k in 46:41, my father was around 40 seconds back.  Slower than planned, but much better than a no run.

In regards to Sunday´s race I dont know if I ll race it. You know, with the news of this week, I dont feel too motivated, but if they are registering  this afternoon in the park, I might register. Read somewhere that the Conservatory park (parque iberoamerica) was going to be one of the registering points for the race.

Have a great Friday everyone!

miércoles, 18 de marzo de 2015

Nothing is going to break me

As I said yesterday night I am unemployed, but I decided to really be strong and dont let that affect my goals and dreams, I am not going to lie in bed complaining and being a pussy about it, instead I went out running and try to improve my fitness and health the best that I can, the bank took me a lot of time and I gained significant amount of weight and I want to lose it now. I will work hard looking for a job, but also will take advantage of the free time to focus on myself, my development and improvement.

I dont know what has happened to me but from last year I am much more stronger emotionally, have bigger goals and bigger ambitions, have learned from my past mistakes. To sums things up, I am a much better version of myself in my way of thinking and my ambition. I know that this is an opportunity to find a better job opportunity, or I can make something in the process( some ideas, some entrepeneurship), I ll find a way to do it.

Leaders find a way and losers find an excuse. I am trying to see it as an opportunity instead of a tragedy.  Everything will be fine and I ll be very fine. I just need to be patient.

Into the run. Went out at 8:15 a.m. to the conservatory in 7:20, much faster than I thought, I was feeling heavier, so I slowed down a bit. Did 5 laps in 6:09,6:00,5:55,5:58,5:52 and went back home in 6:29. 7.5k total in 44:17.

I am going to the conservatory this afternoon as well, not sure if I ll run, but I ll just relax and get my mind a little busy, doing what I love the most (exercising).

Have a great day!

martes, 17 de marzo de 2015

Catching up

I rested on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, On Thursday the rest was planned, on Friday life got in the way and Saturday as well.

On Sunday I did a shortie run in the conservatory, 4 laps in 6:04,6:03,5:48,5:48, ,32 mins total run.
4 runs for that week.

Monday felt fresh so went out to the conservatory in 7:20, then did 6 laps in 5:49,5:37,5:37,5:27,5:26,5:, completed 41:10.

Today I recieved a not pleasant news from work, I got off at 7:25p.m. but needed to decompress and to throw away all the tension and anger,got out to the conservatory at 7:55p.m. did 32 something minutes, got there in 7:27, then did 4 laps in 6:17,6:15,6:07,5:57, splits were not important today, I just wanted to run easy and think!

From Today´s on I no longer work in Popular Bank (Banco Popular Dominicano), I am greatful with all the friends that I met there  and the things that I learned there. Its time to move on and start looking for a job right now. God is with me!

I am a bit depressed, but I am amazed with the emotional strength that I have gotten through the past year, that strength will help me to push towards my goals and dreams and start another page in my life.

Have a great night everyone!!

The game is only beginning!!