domingo, 22 de abril de 2018

Finishing up a bad week

Yesterday I did not run because I did not run at dawn, and was too tired at night to run. Felt guilty for that. Was doing the final Project with my group yesterday and I could not run at my normal time whihc is late morning. However that will have to change soon.

Today I ran at 10:20 a.m., just one hour after eating breakfast and I felt awful basically the whole run. The best of this run was to see the Madrid maratón runners  on course. Saw several runners running a good pace and was encouraging. Stopped to cheer them at 25 mins. then after 2-3 mins cheering I continued with my run. Halfway in 17:58, back in Guadalupe in 35:59 and finished the run in 38:07. Kept the effort very easy  and I just felt bad today, cant eat like that before running and I am eating a lot lately. Weather was great, no hat, no windbreaker, just t shirt, shorts and watch. Very good weather.

4 runs this week, wanted 5 runs, but its what it is, ll try to squeeze 6 runs next week to level it out!!

Have a great Sunday!

viernes, 20 de abril de 2018

Easy run

:Yesterday I took the day off. I just feared the heat.

Today I ran at  9:30 a.m. the sun was not shining that hard and the weather was very good. I think today was the best day  that  I have run here in Madrid weather wise.

I went out to do my bread and butter route at an easy effort. Halfway point was 17:35, I felt that I was going faster tan that time. I went back in Guadalupe in 34:29, and then did the remaining part of the route finishing up the run in 42:51. Today I felt good, but felt way faster tan the actual time.

Weather was around 15 degrees with a feel  of 19 Celsius, since there was a strong wind I decided to wear my hat, and I dont regret it since I dont feel the need to take it off. wore a dry fit shirt  and felt pretty good.

I am ready for a workout, but mentally I am not motivated for it, maybe because I have been a bit stressed in college, but at least I want to keep the running going as planned. We will see if I get in a simple interval sesión.

Tomorrow I ll try to run early, since We are going to work in our final Project of the master.

Have a great Friday!

miércoles, 18 de abril de 2018

Easy run in Heat

Today I woke as usual at 7:05 a.m., but get back to sleep after eating breakfast. Woke up at 10:30 a.m., that s$%t has to end, I lost 3 hours of my time sleeping, instead of looking for a job or studying.

I went out to run at 11 a.m. and it was in 17 celcius, but the feel was 22. I did not wear my hat nor my windbreaker , I just wore the normal clothes I wore in Santo Domingo: a T shirt, shorts, sneakers and the watch.  This is the first time I let here the hat.

Today I ran easy, but the heat hit me hard, I felt tired before the halfway point, but luckily that improved in the second half, but the sun was shining hard. I will have to run earlier in the day, circa 6-7 a.m.

Did the bread and butter route in 42:33 total time. The halfway Split was 17:28, and the back Split to Guadalupe was 34:20. Yea! the same Split as past Monday and Friday. At the end I felt pretty good. However, as I said the sun was hitting hard.

Have a great Humpay!

lunes, 16 de abril de 2018

Tempo run

I went out to do my tempo run at 12:10 p.m. or so, after applying for a couple of Jobs.  I had 3 dasy running easy so it was time to do something harder today. I warmed up 2 mins, then started running at a confortably hard pace and did the bread and butter route in 29:48. Splits were 15:19 and 14:29. I felt better in the first half, felt hard but well under control. In the second half I started to struggle, especially after the 20 min mark, but I told to myself, " Hey you have been running easy for several days , its time to run hard", so I put the hammer down and kept running hard. After I climbed the big hill, I was very tired and had to slow down for a a minute or so, before I could get back at it again.

In the final stretch I looked at the watch and it said 29:13, so I sped up a bit, not a sprint, but hard,to get under 30 mins, ran 29:48. The pace felt under control but I could feel my quads dealing with lactic acid, which is the purpose of the workout I think.

All in all happy with the effort and the result, 7 seconds faster tan last tempo. Did 2 mins for cool down to wrap up the day in 35 mins.

The weather was a bit hotter tan last time. Good workout nonetheless!

Have  a great start to the week!

domingo, 15 de abril de 2018

Another short easy run

Yesterday I went to bed at  2 a.m.  after shopping all evening long with a female friend. I decided to run easy today. I did my route without the extra km.

Honestly, I felt that I was running faster tan the actual time, halfway was 17:37, back to Guadalupe in 35:01 and 300 more meters in 37:08. I felt tired today, but kept the effort and pace easy. Tomorrow is another day to run. Weather was pleasant.

Finished up the week with 5 runs, which was the goal.

Have a great end to this week!

sábado, 14 de abril de 2018

Easy run

Today I went out running at 12:20 p.m., the plan was to run easy to keep the recovery going. Today I felt tired and did not feel very good, however the effort and pace were easy. Splits were 17:26 and 34:38 back here in Guadalupe, then did the remaining part of the route to finish up in 43:00. The weather was not as cool as previous days, but my stomach nor me did not feel good.

All in all, run done, I dont know if doing a harder sesión tomorrow, or wait the 3 days I have been doing, its obvious that I am not completely recovered, so I might run easy one more day, who knows!

Have a great Saturday!

viernes, 13 de abril de 2018

Easy Recovery Run

Today I headed out to do my run at 10:40 a.m. kept the effort very easy to recovery from yesterday`s fartlek. Just looked at the watch when I got back to Guadalupe in 34:20, then completed the extra 1.2k. First Split was 17:24 and the final time was 42:33. If you look at the time from Monday you will see that the splits and the total time were pretty identical.

I felt pretty good and at times had to hold back on the downhill, the goal is to recover so that I can stress the system again in a couple of days. Weather was cold, around 7-8 degrees, it seems that here the spring has not come entirely.

Good run and felt pretty good!

Have a great Friday!