martes, 22 de agosto de 2017

Getting back to it

A lot of time without posting. I have not been running much, but I am not using the computer a lot, so its a combination of both.

Continuing with my previous post, I ran again when I felt better from the flu which meant that I got back on Saturday of that week, I did 34:13 for 5.5k. Put a harder effort than necessary, but I was basically racing my father  and He finished in 34:17, so He is getting back into shape.

The next time I ran after that was on Friday morning (6:10 a.m.) August 18th, I ran without a watch 5.5k, again racing my father He pushed me more than I should have.  Felt good, but a bit tired at the end.

On Saturday morning (7:00 a.m) I did 5.5k again watchless feeling a lot better but at an easier effort, my father stayed back.

On Sunday morning (7:40 a.m.) I did 5.5k again watchless, feeling good, I went to bed later than planned, but felt good nonetheless, its time to ramp up those 5.5ks.

Rested on Monday.

Today I had scheduled to run with a friend, She runs very early in the morning, so We met at 5:20 a.m. in the mirador, that meant  a 4:40 a.m. wake up. I got out to run at 5:00 a.m. and waited for a couple of mins in the 3k in 19:42 (km 0 of mirador) till my friend came, I did 4.4k with her at 29 mins or so, the effort was very easy, but I had a lot of time without running that " long",  after We said good by, I started again, but ran 1.1k and then did the last 1.9k walking, I could have run it, but since  do have a lot of time without running more than 7.5k, I did not want to risk any injury, I know, it sounds paranoic, but you have prevent injuries. So in total I did 8.5k or so. The weather was so hot that time of the morning, but I got it done, good run. A lot of new people running in the mirador, wow I saw more than 60 runners I should say there, this sport is growing, I do better start training again.

lunes, 7 de agosto de 2017

Catching up

It seems that I am getting into the habit of only posting 1-2 times per week, sorry to make u wait, haha.

This week I only ran 3 times, these days it seems that I am running 3-5 times per week and its a great week. I have come to accept that my lifestyle only afford that, I have to accept that I am not a morning person, and some days I just run in the morning, but some days I am not motivated to do so.

Monday and Tuesday were off.

Wednesday ran in the morning at 6:00 a.m.with my father and ran 34:56 for 5.5k, my father finished in 37:03. I felt flat and thought that I was going a lot faster.

Thursday and Friday did not motivate myself to run in the morning and left work later than planned so  both days became DNR.

On Saturday I ran with my father at 7:45 a.m. to the conservatory, did 5.5k in 34:42, My father finished in 36:23.

On Sunday, I really slept a lot, went to bed at 9:30 p.m. in the night of the Saturday, but when I woke up, waited too long so it heated up and I lost motivation, as I was not going to Bonye this evening, I could affort to run in the evening at 6:10 p.m. I went to the conservatory and 3 laps and back home in 33:58, with a fast last 150m.

I dont know if it was the rain breeze that I faced during the run, or the virus that I have been fighting since Friday, or a combination of both, but after the run I started to get sick and got the flu, now as I type this I am full sick, caughing a lot and skipping runs.

Unfortunately, I wont run till I am healed, that might mean Wednesday or Thursday, so another 3-4 runs per week. Not optimal, but at least I am doing something.

Have a great start to the week!

lunes, 31 de julio de 2017

Change of route

On Saturday -  My father and I ran to the Venezuela street, at the other side of the bridge, so We again faced the big hill, this time I was out of shape, but got it done, I had to jog in place sometimes to wait to my father as I dont know the route very well. Now I do.

I estimate that the total distance was between in 6.6-6.8k or so.  We started this run at 7:10 a.m. and it was already with the heat in full force, We got it done, though!

Sunday - We started at around 7 a.m. just before starting the run, I told my father lets go to guibia beach, I was not into doing laps in the conservatory, so We changed the route once again, 11 mins passed by before We got to Guibia, then my father showed me how He does the sand repeats , We did 1, and I really admire my father that He can do 10 of them, that would take more than 1 hour run. After We completed the 1 loop sand repeat, We kept running in the road till the Hotel Jaragua and back, then I started to build a gap on the way back and finished the run 1:43 ahead of him.
Total time was 37:23, I think it was just over 6k. My father finished in 39:06 or so.

The heat was strong, these days even doing nothing knock you out with this heat, you gotta do what you gotta do, though!

5 runs this week! and I hope that this week I can muster that.

I took the day off today!

Have a great start to the week!

viernes, 28 de julio de 2017

A couple of morning runs

Thursday  -  I ran early in the morning before work, I went out with my father at 6:15 a.m. to the conservatory, and had to do 5.5k because of time. I ended up doing 34:08  and my father did 39:44, He is very out of shape, because He had not run for a month, so I basically did the run solo.

Today - The story repeated, another 5.5k run at 6:10 a.m. in 34:01. My father did 39:06. Again it was basically a solo run. Tomorrow We will change the route a bit and I estimate that We will run 7k or so.

Have a great Friday!

miércoles, 26 de julio de 2017

Catching up

Sunday - I miscounted the laps because I ran with a couple of runners in the conservatory, and I did not look at the watch till the end, when I finished the run that I saw 33:51 in the watch, I only said, what an idiot!! This run was done at 7:00 a.m.

Monday - After work, at 7:00 p.m. I headed out to the conservatory and wanted to do a lap in 5 mins or less, so I started running at an easy pace, did 1 lap easy, but a guy passed me, and I decided to do my fast lap in the 2nd lap, was planning it on my 3rd or 4th lap, ended doing 4:56 for my 2nd lap, and I did not pass the guy, it seems that He also sped up, but soon after that lap I passed him and never looked back, that lap came in 6:02, then a fellow exercise that I have known for a while did my last lap with me, I was totally spent, and it was HOT, I honestly cant remember the last time I sweat that much on a night run ever. Well that lap came in 5:47, I was very tired and jogged my way home. Finished 6.5k in 39:00..

Tuesday was a planned day off.

Today I was going to run at night after work, but got home with a pretty strong headache, so I ll have to run for the remaining days of the week to accomplish my goal of 5 runs this week.

Have a great humpday!

sábado, 22 de julio de 2017

Morning run

Thursday I decided to take the day off, so that I could run Friday, Saturday and Sunday and complete my 5 runs this week.

Yesterday I had the best intentions of running after work, I promise, but it started raining pretty hard so it was not worth it, so a forced day off.

This morning I headed out to the conservatory at 7:40 a.m., later than planned, but I woke up at 6:05 a.m., it seems that I cant no longer sleep past 7 a.m. these days.  I went out to the conservatory feeling good, but that good feeling did not last much, when I got to the conservatory I realize that I had not recovered from my Sunday`s progression tempo, that shows that I am in big very bad shape.

I did 4 laps in the conservatory and get back home, finished 6.5k in 40:15, I took splits, but no point in posting splits on easy runs, I did not look at the watch during the run, just ran whatever felt confortable.

Have a great Saturday!

miércoles, 19 de julio de 2017

Easy watchless run

Today I ran after work, at 7:10 p.m. I headed out to the conservatory without a watch, just wanted to run easy and recover. I felt very tired from the get go, especially after I had to speed up the hill to take advantage of lack of cars in that moment, that acceleration brought my heart rate to its top for a short moment.

After 1 lap in the conservatory, Jose my friend joined me and We ran 3 laps together, I thanked him the company and I got back to home, the only time that I felt decent in this run was in the last mile, felt pretty good in the last 500s of the run. Kept the effort very easy though, and it was very liberating to run just easy without the watch.

It seems that Sunday`s effort took out of me more than expected, or I am in very bad shape that 3 days later I am huffing and puffing.

Did 6.5k today as planned, its time to ramp up this shit!

Have a great Wednesday!