viernes, 31 de mayo de 2013

Night Tempo run

I was suppossed to run this morning, but I slept in. I ran after work and thought about moving my tempo run to tomorrow since I went out pretty late from work, I did not get out to run till 7:30 p.m. one of the latest run that I have done ever, but I was determined to run no matter what, I still had in mind to do the tempo run (was thinking of 2 x 2 laps in the conservatory), when I warmed up around 15 mins, I went out to do 4k continious tempo run( 4 laps to the conservatory), were in 4:55,4:51,4:55,4:56 for a total of 19:38 for 4k. One of my slowest tempo runs ever, but I felt the effort and it was no easy feat, I could feel the work on every lap. I am out of shape but at least I am working the systems that will improve my fitness. did 2.2k warm up and cool down for a total of 8.5k. The weather was pretty hot even at night!! I was soaking a the end! Have a great night!

jueves, 30 de mayo de 2013

Morning recovery run

Yesterday I took the day off. That was a planned rest. Today is a public holiday so I slept in a bit before my run. At 8:45 a.m. or so I headed to the conservatory without a watch to do a recovery run, since I want to do my first tempo in long months tomorrow. Did 6 laps in the conservatory feeling fresh and strong,although a bit thristy at the end. The weather was cloudy but a bit hot. Happy to have run as always!! 8.5k total untimed.

martes, 28 de mayo de 2013

Afterwork short intervals

Today I had planned to do a light workout to estimulate a bit the system. After work at 6:40 p.m. I went out again to the conservatory and warmed up 17+ mins, then did 6 x 1 mins at a hard effort, with 1 min rest, then the rest was cool down, in total I did 8.5k in 48:27. During the repeats I felt good and with good form, but the breathing was pretty labored by the last one. I was happy with the effort and with the way I felt there. The laps passed by pretty quicky since you focus on the fast portions. Very good short workout. The last 2 days the weather has been pretty good since both are rainy days, fortunately no rain when I went out, a pretty great breeze and fresh air. Have a great Night!

lunes, 27 de mayo de 2013

Awesome after work run

The consistency continue... Today I ran after work since in the morning I slept in. As soon as I got home from work at 6:45 pm. I went out to the conservatory and started pretty easy, I was feeling pretty fresh but not that strong, that changed when I got in the conservatory, I started feeling better and better and I felt effortless and each lap was faster than the last, I felt awesome and added one lap to my planned 5 laps, did 6 laps in 5:54,5.48,5:39,5:45,5:35 and dont know the last one, but I was feeling effortless out there and the legs felt fresh all the way, finished the 8.5k in 48:48. Love days like this when you run faster and faster and the effort is easier each mile!

domingo, 26 de mayo de 2013

Birthday and mother´s day dawn run

This morning was up at 6:20 a.m. and out at 7 a.m. to the conservatory alone. Went out without my watch because I have been feeling tired in the last few days, wanted to get the run in without worrying about times, given my fitness that does not matter much now. I did 5 laps to the conservatory and did a total of 7.5k untimed. Started feeling tired and huffing and puffing when I climbled the hardest hill of the route, that is within the first 500s of most of my runs. At the end felt better and better, wanted to run more, but I am playing it safe since I want to do 6 runs next week. Today I turn 25, wow time goes by fast quickly! Happy birthday to me and my twin brother Danilo. Today is mother´s day also! Happy mother´s day mom I ll always love you and remember you!! Have a great day all!

sábado, 25 de mayo de 2013

Dawn run

Today I was up at 5:30 a.m. and was out alone at 6:05 a.m. went out to the conservatory feeling a bit tired and huffing and puffing, then I felt better and better and did 5 laps in the conservatory 6:04,5:52,5:52,5:43,5:33 and finished the 7.5k @ 43:32, finished feeling pretty good. Glad I woke up to run!! Have a great Saturday!

viernes, 24 de mayo de 2013

Finally running predawn

The past 2 days I left the run for the afternoon, both days did not happen. I kind of go from work a bit tired and lazy. I was determined to run in the morning today because I need to get back to action and beat some old guys there. This morning was up at 5:30 a.m. and was out at 6:00 a.m. was out without a watch to the conservatory, did not feel good during the run, felt fresh, but had no energy. I wanted to do 5 laps in the conservatory,but after 4 I said was enough, was feeling weak there. Did 6.5k total without a watch. Have a great Friday!

martes, 21 de mayo de 2013

Zapping the zero

Yesterday wanted to run in the afternoon after work, but life got in the way, so DNR. Today I could not run in the morning, slept in, in the afternoon after work I went out to the conservatory at 7:00p.m. and did 5 laps there, feeling pretty good and strong, wow I am feeling pretty good during my runs, I dont know if its due to the soda quiting, but I am feeling pretty good and hydrated and full of energy. In the 5th lap did 4 x 100s+ strides, feeling smoooth and fast. Did 7.5k @ 42:47. I do have 17 days soda free, I am feeling pretty good.

domingo, 19 de mayo de 2013

Getting consistent

This morning was up before 7 a.m., but did not get out until just before 8 a.m., I was our to the conservatory and got there in 7:22, there the watch turned off, it seems that the battery does not work any more, then it turned on again, and decided to run timeless till the 4rd lap when I decided to track my pace since I felt that I was running at a decent clip( for me on an easy day), the 4rd and 5th lap were in 5:34 and 5:29 respectively, then got home from the conservatory in 6:05, so did 17:25 for around 2 miles, not bad for an easy day. Felt pretty good and strong, was pretty hot at the end. Day 15 with no coke, I am enjoying this. Yesterday I weighted myself, I am 180 pounds right now, much heavier than 4 years ago, but I want to drop around 15 pounds. The last time I weighted prior to yesterday I was in 181 pounds around 2-3 months ago, We will see if in a month I am lighter due to the sugary drinks cut out!!if not then I still made a great decision in quiting that garbage! Have a great Sunday!

sábado, 18 de mayo de 2013

Great morning run

This morning was up at 5:30 a.m. and was out with my father to the conservatory at 6:00 a.m. We ran in opposite directions, but always were in contact. I did 4 laps there in 6:06,5:54,5:46,5:37. Felt better as the run went by, finished the 6.5 in 37:42, 1 second faster than my last run feeling much more confortable. Definetely its not easy to run after 11 hours of work, today I was pretty rested. Sped up in the last km as the body was telling me to. Wanted to run more but stomach problems made to leave the conservatory earlier than planned! Have a great Saturday!

jueves, 16 de mayo de 2013

¨Easy¨ run after work

Today opted to do a run after work, the girlfriend was going to be at college, so I have the time to run. I went out easy with my repaired ironman watch, and took splits. In the conservatory met Jose who ride with me while I ran, got there in 7:31, did 4 laps in 6:03,5:43,5:49,5:47, and came home in 6:19. I sped up in the last 400s for fun. Did 6.5k in 37:43, was feeling pretty lazy before the run, but I felt great when I finished. Good run and felt good, but at times I lack strengt in the hills, I think that is due to the inconsistency of the past few weeks! Day 13 with no coke or soda!

miércoles, 15 de mayo de 2013

Catching up

Had not run for the past week till yesterday. A combination of lack of water and lazyness ,but I ll never give up and ll never quit, so I am back. Yesterday was off from work and did 3 laps to the conservatory at 4:10 p.m. the laps were in 6:15,5:47 and 5:29, was feeling better and better as the run went by, but I was kind of full stomachwise, but then felt very good, did around 32 mins for the 5.5, clock got crazy when I stopped it at the finish of the run. Felt good. Today slept in and did not run, but tomorrow I ll be back on the horse once again hoping the water supply cooperate for the rest of the weeek. BTW, this is day number 11 of no coke or soda. Feel some cravings sometimes, but I always end up controling it!

lunes, 6 de mayo de 2013

After work run

This afternoon after work I was out running at around 6:45 p.m. I went out to the conservatory and did 5 laps there with Jose, good conversation. Felt good and drank a lot of water throughout the day, but boy it was hot!! the humidity was high!! Day 3 without coke, I am getting ahead!! Felt good but it felt faster than the 44:15 that I did for the 7.5k. Hope that the no coke approach help me to feel and better and to lose some of the excess fat!

domingo, 5 de mayo de 2013

Back on the horse

Last time I ran was on Monday and after that was not water supply to run and wash the clothes, the last 2 days were lazy for me honestly. Today afternoon I took advantage that my girlfriend was on a friend´s house and I got to run at 4:00 pm. the earliest I have run in the p.m. in years so the sun was shining hard and it was too hot, but I hydrated pretty good during the day and did pretty good, did 3 laps to the conservatory and did a total of 5.5k in 31:27 with the watch on time of day, just effort base running, felt surprised with the fast pace given the weather and myself trying to hold back at times. I have decided to quit sodas and coke, did not drink it yesterday nor today, We will see how much that will last! that should help with the weight and the way I feel!! Happy to be back to the running scene!