miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013

Hot morning run

Today I am off from work, so I slept in a bit and went out at 8:30 a.m. to the conservatory to do the untracked route ( same as yesterday). Today it was much warmer and no cool air at all, the enviroment was good but I felt somewhat tired with tired legs and breathing faster than I wanted eventhough the pace was easy for most of the run, I pushed a bit in the last 1.5k. The body told me to do so, so I had to obey:) Have a great day everyone! Bring on consistency!! untracked route without a watch.

martes, 26 de noviembre de 2013

Predawn good run

Yesterday I was very sore so I opted for a rest day.

This morning woke up early at 5:10 a.m.and was out at 5:40 a.m. alone to the conservatory without a watch, did the untracked route, 4 times corner to corner while its closed. I felt really good, sluggish at the beginning ,but then was feeling better and better. Felt great at the end, the pace was kinda slow but I am recovery from the fast 10k I did on Saturday, I hope to be in much better shape in the next month or so, I wont track time though, I am enjoying so much to run by effort and without a watch.The weather was cool and good!! Hope you had a great day!

domingo, 24 de noviembre de 2013

Morning easy run

This morning I was sore from the fast 10k yesterday, so I wanted to do 10k easy today. I went out with my father at 7:00 a.m. to the mirador, I gapped my father in the first 2 kms, He was tired from yesterday´s 10k. I was running easy and kept the same pace for the rest of the run. Felt strong and good out there, just putting in the miles!!10k without a watch. The best thing is to listen to the body! Bring on Consistency!

sábado, 23 de noviembre de 2013

Fast morning run with my father 8( He won)

This morning my father wanted to do a 10k time trial and He carried his watch( he rarely carry it these days) to improve his 52 min 10k from last week, in which He did not run all out. Well I wanted to join him, but I am in pretty bad shape due to my inconsistency, but I am coming back to my 6 days a week running.

As the last 3 months I dont carry a watch, I told my father to not call out splits, I did not want to know. The pace at the beginning was fast, was fast for me so I stayed back and He started to gap me, I hoped him to fall back, but if not, then no biggies its all fun!the gap was around 30-40m , till the 4.5k mark, I finally could join him, but I was not running confortably, the breathing was somewhat labored and the inconsistency was starting to catch up to me , We crosssed the halfway together, but when We turned around He gapped me again for 10m , We kept that way till 7.2k, there I stopped to tie my shoes and to cheat( rest) a bit, was around 15 seconds though, then started running again I was feeling much better, the legs were heavy though! wel He finished  the 10k in 49:53, according to his watch I did 50:46, I was very surprised, I thought I was going to do 53-54 mins, so that was a good time, but since I am not monitoring it anymore in training, I just focused in my feels and let my mind wander a bit during the run. It was fun, but I did suffer a bit, I am not used to that pace anymore because of my inconsistency. I am starting to train consistently again, so I should feel better at a much faster paces later on, but who knows! I am just running how I feel on the day, when I want to push I push, when I dont feel good I run easy. Running should be a joy not a job, when you feel obligated to do something like in the army. Have a great Saturday!!

viernes, 22 de noviembre de 2013

Predawn run

Did not run yesterday, but Yesterday I thought about writing down my goals in my door and one of those goals is to run 6 times per week consistently to get in decent shape, and that started this morning. A lot of people can do it everyday so can I.

I woke up at 5:30 a.m.  and was out at 6 a.m. alone, Went out to the conservatory and did the untracked run, I dont know the time since I dont run with a watch. I felt really good and just let my mind wander this morning, most of the run was in the dark. Felt great when I was done. Running is great!! Tomorrow to the mirador!

miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 2013

First predawn run in a while with my brother

This morning I finally made it and headed out before 6 a.m.  with my brother to the conservatory, I did the untracked route that I have been doing when I head there,4 times corner to corner, Danilo took the time today and We did 52 mins, so I think its more than 8.5k, but dont know and I dont care. I run without a watch now and I feel good doing it.  It was good running with my bro and feeling the nice breeze in the early morning, but I had problems at work, was way too hungry and the day seem so long there, that is my only time though, it I dont do it in the morning, then the run is missed.

domingo, 17 de noviembre de 2013

Coming back

The last run was on Monday, the inability to wake up early to run caused those several days without running.

This morning was up and out with my father to the mirador at 8:00 a.m. the temps were cloudy and there was a light pouring after 3k. We did 8k. With 2.1k or so to go I decided to speed up since I was feeling good, but ran hard for 1k, then had to ease up a bit , before hammering the last 300s again, I am in bad shape since I was breathing hard there, dont know the time since I dont wear a watch, but a lot of work has to be done, my father almost beat me, He is being much more consistent than myself at the moment, I want that to change. Have a great Sunday!!8k untimed to the mirador!

lunes, 11 de noviembre de 2013

Hot morning run

This morning woke up at 7:30 a.m. since I am off from work, then headed out to the conservatory for my run, did the same route as last Wednesday, got the point when the conservatory is closed, then headed back to the other part that the conservatory is closed, did 4 times each side. Dont know the exact distance and as I dont run with a watch anymore , dont know the time either, it was a good run, but I felt tired and the calves are sore from the new shoes, the sun was strong and the heat was too. I battled it  and I won. Great run, maybe around 8-9k total, dont know! Have a great Monday!! Bring on consistency!

domingo, 10 de noviembre de 2013

Good morning 10k

This morning I headed out with my father to the mirador at 7:20 a.m. , I ran 3k together, then He was climbing steps and I just kept going to the 5k mark ( from my house), turned back, then with 3.5k to go I met my father again We ran for a while but then He fell back, Those stairs are very steep and big!, my pace was easy since I was a bit sore in the calves and left hamstring, just enjoyed the feelings, scenary and the run itself, finished feeling pretty strong, in the end my father caught me, but He had to work too hard to do it, I did not accelerate at anypoint in this run, I just ran easy and confortable to complete the 10k. I felt stronger than I thought I would. Have a great Sunday!!

Runs this week: 4 runs, need to increase that!and I will!! Running is a gift and it gives you freedom!No better way to start the day, will have to remember that when I am fighting with the bed on the dark mornings before work!I think it will worth. I also want to run more races next year, just for fun, of course giving my best! but without pressure of time!I am enjoying the running a lot more that way and I think that I can run faster that way, if not, at least I would have enjoyed the running much more! in the end that is whats about!!

sábado, 9 de noviembre de 2013

Back again

No running since Wednesday, pure lazyness to wake up early.

This morning I forced myself to go out at 6:30 a.m. with my father to the mirador, We ran together till 2.5k to go, He pushed the pace everywhere and for me was not an easy feat, but not hard either, finally He gave in and I gapped by 1 min at the end, I dont know for sure because I dont wear a watch. We did 8k today. I am very surprised, after He decreased the excess weight He can keep up with me easy and I dont doubt that He could run sub 50 mins 10k right now, He improved a lot in the last month. I do better start training consistently again or He will kick my butt soon. I felt really good at the end, felt strong also, but He made push the pace more than I would have liked. 8k untimed.

miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2013

Untracked morning run

Yesterday slept in so did not run, I have to avoid that.

Today I am off from work since they owed me a day from last week.  I slept in a bit, but went out to my run at 8:20 a.m. without a watch to the conservatory, the conservatory is being repaired so it has close parts, so I had to run how I could, well I run and run and run, dont know the exact time since I dont wear a watch anymore, and the distance could not be tracked since I was not doing a regular lap out there, I dont care too much, I just know that I got a good amount of running in and the most important thing right now is to get the consistency back. I think I did 50+ mins but dont know for sure. Good run, a bit hot there but glad that I could run!!

lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2013

Nice run

Today is a public holiday here so I was off from work, I woke later than planned, at 8 a.m. and went out running at 8:45 a.m., Was out to the mirador again because the conservatory is closed till December, so flat terrain til December unless I find another hilly route which I might do. Went out without a watch a bit faster than planned, and pushed even more over the first half, I was feelinga bit tired when I hit the halfway point 4.2k, then turned back and eased back somewhat, but then I pushed again and eased again and so on, its good to run free and according to how you feel in the moment, I finished feeling better but tired, did 8.4k total. Too hot there. I ran in my new kick today, the New balance minimus, Ill start using them since the old ones are done!! Have a great Monday folks!!

domingo, 3 de noviembre de 2013

Good morning run

Did not run since Wednesday. I need to get back into things, and seeing my friend Christian High crushing yesterdays marathon, its a good example of inspiration to start training consistently again, He is one of the most consistent runner I have ever seen!! This morning headed out just before 8 a.m. to the mirador and did only 6k to do something, ran at an easy effort without a watch, felt good there!! I am watching the NYC marathon now! Have a great day!