lunes, 30 de abril de 2012

Nice 8.5k this morning

This morning is a public holiday here so, I slept in a bit and went out for my run at 10:45 a.m., with the street basically for me, I went out to the conservatory anyway to do the same route as yesterday, but today I felt that I was going at the same pace or slower than yesterday, I run with watch on time of day so dont know the time till the run is over, did 48:05, almost 2 mins faster than yesterday, I was surprised!! Just ran easy to get the miles in!! The weather was fine and it started raining hard with around 15 mins till the run was over!! was soaking at the end!! Very nice run, very happy to have run again, leg bothered me a bit at the beginning, then it eased up!! 8.52k in 48:05.

domingo, 29 de abril de 2012

Nice morning run

Yesterday took the day off! Was worried about some classes and skipped the run, but I am transitioning to 5-6 runs per week so no worries. This morning went out at 8:42 a.m. to do 7.5k to the conservatory at an easy pace, the effort was easy, when I was completing the 5 laps I was running with another guy who suggested me to do another lap, since its a good thing to add miles I accepted, and ended doing 8.5k, this is my longest run since my last race on March 25th,so I am heading the right direction, I hope to build the base miles to 40+ per week. The weather was great and I felt pretty good, the shin splints did not bother me at all, it seems that this easy pace training is healing me up!! Happy Sunday! 8.5k total, 49:52. Runs this week: 4 runs, I am getting better!

viernes, 27 de abril de 2012

Things coming around

Yesterday took the day off!! The plan is to run 5 days this week and it will be a big step for my leg. This morning I went out at 10:50 a.m. to do 6.5k, but during my run changed my mind and opted for 7.5k instead, the pace was easy and was 5 laps in the conservatory. Put the watch on time of day and finished the run at an easy pace, did 43:02 for 7.5k. Felt good but a bit out of shape, the form was very good and my leg behaved very well. 7.5k total, 43:02.

miércoles, 25 de abril de 2012

Tuesday run

Sorry I forgot to blog here the Yesterday's run (Tuesday) Yesterday took the day off to not rush things and to let the leg recover. However this week I am planning on 5-6 runs. This morning took it easy and went to the conservatory to run 4 laps there, with 1.2k to finish the conservatory route, found some company, my brother's friend, We slowed the pace a bit but the company made things more fun, did 6.5k total, put the watch on time of day, but took the time for the 6.5k, 38:07. Felt pretty good at the end!! 6.5k total, 38:07.

Nice morning run

This morning I skipped the predawn run once again, but at 11:30 a.m. I decided to go out for my run, was not sure because it was pouring rain since I woke up at 7:30 a.m. and given my leg splints circunstance I was not sure, anyway, I decided to go, why not run if I can? other cant, so motivated and went out glad I did, the weather was excellent, felt very good, although out of shape!! did 6.5k to the conservatory, put the watch on time of day so did 37:58 for the 6.5k, the effort felt very easy and was holding back at times to avoid going faster, I am going to build up the miles slowly and only add intensity (tempos and intervals) 8 weeks out of an important race, of course, when I reach the 40-50 miles per week in the base phase I lll throw ocassionaly a medium tempo or medium workout in there! Happy Humpday! 6.5k,37:58.

domingo, 22 de abril de 2012

Almost noon run

Today I went out almost at noon , so pretty hot there, was only doing 5.5k so no problem at all, still was a difficult run, I am out of shape was huffing and puffing at times, it seems that I have lost a lot of aerobic capacity!! did 5.5k in 31:21, for yesterday's and today's runs put the watch on time of day so running by effort, today I thought that I was going much slower than what I actually did!! Its great to be back to running once again, the plan is to build an aerobic base to 40 miles, then try to do PR in weekly miles and then 8 weeks out of an important race, which I dont know what will be do speed workout( Caleb's advice), more than that and I suffer from shin splints!! Felt good overall today!! want to break some PR's this fall!

sábado, 21 de abril de 2012

Easy morning run

I am back after 8 days off, was planned and not planned, it served as a recovery from my shin splints, did 5.5k to the conservatory very easy, was holding back a lot, the leg did not bother, hopefully its gone, did 31:35 and felt like 33 mins. From now on its to build a good base and only do speed work 8 weeks before an important race, more than that and I get the shin splints!! Happy Saturday and good luck to those who are racing!

viernes, 13 de abril de 2012

Predawn limping run

This morning I went predawn at 5:45 a.m., went out with my brother. Everything was going ok, till the mile point or so, suddenly the cramps and the pain in my left leg was evident , my brother was gapping me and I was pretty much limping the rest of the run, did 6k in 37:21, I supposded to do 7k at much faster pace, but the left shin had other plans, I worked through it and could get to the finish of the run, pretty much limping or at least I felt like it. OK! rest is not a benefit in this case, rested 1 week, about 1 month ago, did not work, rested 6 days till Wednesday, did not seem to work either, it seems that I ll have to take my calf exercises a lot more seriously, We will see how I feel in tomorrow's run!! all in all, felt happy to be out there running in the predawn and see the sunrise, the temps at this time of day is far better than at noon!! Happy Friday!

jueves, 12 de abril de 2012

Hot late morning run

This morning at 11:20 a.m. did the same exact route as yesterday, but felt much more tired and it was hoter today, at last I got my run in!! the weather bothered me a bit today!! need to force myself to run perdawn, the heat is unstandable!!
5.5k total, 31:22.

miércoles, 11 de abril de 2012

Back on the wagon once again

Have been resting for the past 6 days, from Thursday to Sunday was unable to run because I was out the city and did not take my running clothes, Monday and Tuesday was lazyness and injury frustration at the same time.
This morning I did not hear the alarm at 5.15 a.m. but my desire was so big and realized that I love running so much and cant live without it that at 11:39 a.m. with around 37 celsius temps I went out for my 30 min run, put the watch on time of day and did 3 laps to the conservatory and the 5.5k route that get me closer to the 30 mins range, did 30:29 for 5.5k, felt a bit tired but good at the same time. Oh well, I feel incredibly happy to be out there once again, the shin splints did not bother me during the run, but as I type this , its bothering me a bit. Very hot weather but very happy anyway!!
5.5k total, 30:29.

jueves, 5 de abril de 2012

Nice predawn run and change in scenario

Yesterday slept in! felt guily all day! today was up at 5:15 a.m. and was out running at 5:50 a.m., I was set to do 7k run easy, but when I encountered the dogs on the way out with 1.5k in, I decided to go another route on the way back, which was going to be longer, so when I was on the way back, pretty much opted for the first 5km of the hispaniola half marathon, of course did not run 5k extra than planned but run around 1k or so, dont know to be honest, doing that route brought good memories about that half marathon and really pumped me up and was happy to change the scenario a bit, I wish they would do a 10k on the streets some day! so did around 8k( maybe more) in 43:58!! the weather was hot! put the watch on time of day and just ran easy, the leg bothering a bit, I am not limping anymore!!
I am really happy to be out there running, I want to make predawn my absolute routine from now on. Today I am going out the city till Saturday night and I wont take my running shoes with me, so more rest to the leg, on Sunday and next week, I ll try to make up my training and continue with the endless season approach! Happy hollyweek everyone!

martes, 3 de abril de 2012

Mega predawn run

This morning woke up at 4:40 a.m. to run with my brother Danilo, We took off at 4:58 a.m. He was going to do 16.5k but I only would do 7k to test the leg, after 1 mile he dropped me and I could not catch him, I have a stomache bothering me as soon as I woke up, the shin splints did not bother me at all, but I had the cramp of the last time I ran , around the ankle, at least I am better from the shins, it makes sense since in the past month I have not run much due to that. Felt good today and very happy to be out there at that time, I felt awesome in the last 2 kms( of course, that was the time that I finally woke up:D). Weather was very hot! finished the 7k in 42:10 a bit slower than I would wanted, but just put the watch on time of day and cruised along!Happy tuesday!