domingo, 31 de marzo de 2013
This morning was up at 7:30 a.m. a little later than planned, was out with my father at 7:50 a.m. to the conservatory, but We took opposite routes, I was doing laps counterclockwise as always and He was doing the laps clockwise. But We see each other twice in each lap, I noticed that from the the 3rd lap on, I spep up significantly, that was when the pace felt loose and the tighness partially went away. I know that this is part of the consistency I am getting and I love the sense of accomplishment that I am getting when I am done, I feel that I am heading the right direction!! 8.5k in 49:24, in the last 500s my father sprinted and I responded, He gappd me by 5 meters, but when I was preparing the change to my last gear, He exploded and I finished 32 seconds ahead of him. Running is one of the best things in life!! Have a great resurection day! Tomorrow I continued my predawn regime!
sábado, 30 de marzo de 2013
No run yesterday since no water supply to shower, was off from work. This morning We had enough water and I went out at 7:30 a.m. No work till Monday so 3.5 days free from work. I went out to the conservatory feeling pretty tight and huffing and puffing early in the run, no reason to, since I rested yesterday, but that happens to me sometimes. Did 6 laps the first half was pretty slow, then I kind of lossened up and in the last 500s I added 2 x 25 seconds strides, was feeling loose on these already. Finished the 8.5k in 49:32, finished pretty good compared to how I started. Have a great Easter!!
jueves, 28 de marzo de 2013
yesterday was off. This morning was up at 5:45 a.m. very sleepy but I did not second thought it and went out with my brother to the conservatory at 6:30 .m., We did 6 laps there, with 3 laps in, He gapped by around 30 meters and I caught in going out the conservatory, then I outkicked him in the last 200s, I did 50:29 for 8.5k so the pace was slow at the beginning. Of course He did not sprint with me, He would hace crushed me if He would lol. Good run, getting back at the predawn wagon.
martes, 26 de marzo de 2013
After 11 hours of my last run, I was awake at 5:15 a.m. I have to work before 8 a.m. , so at 6 a.m. a bit late than I wanted, I went out to the conservatory to do 4 to 6 laps, just did 5 laps at an easy pace and felt pretty good and energized, but the stomach wanted to betreay me, it did not, and I finish the 7.5k in 44:03, feeling strong. Much stronger than yesterday to be honest, probably on tomorrow´s run I wil feel the 2 runs in the 12 hour frame of time. Have a great Tuesday!
lunes, 25 de marzo de 2013
I wanted to run in the predawn today, but went to bed at 1 a.m. so was not convenient to go out early, I dont know why, but I was pretty sleepy at work after noon, first time that that happened to me during work, I was very sleepy, but I was decided to run today no matter what. Got home just before 6:50 p.m. and at 7 pm. went out to the conservatory without a watch, my brother had the watch that I am using lately, the belt of my timex is broken, so I only use it for intervals. I did 6 laps at an easy pace, but the second half was faster than the first, because in the last lap I kind of competed with a guy that passed me with authority and looked fit, it was at an easy effort, never going over the edge. I was very thirsty at the end but I finished the 8.5k feeling pretty good!!
domingo, 24 de marzo de 2013
Rested on Friday and Saturday! Today I was back in the morning, at 8:30 a.m I went out to the conservatory hoping to feel pretty good, but I did not. I felt terrible from the get go, the only time that I felt good was in the 4t lap and there is what I decided to call it a day and return home, I did 4 laps so 6.5k total in 38:39. Ran with the watch on time of day, but I was just barely moving, kind of surprised with the pace,I was a bit faster than walking, anyway, happy to have run 4 times this week, a couple of months without doing that, so I am heading the right direction. Some people inspire me with their hard work and dedication, so I do better imitate them!!
jueves, 21 de marzo de 2013
Today I was off from work and wanted the extra sleep, so I decided to run at 7:00 p.m. , I am liking to run at this time because the sun is gone and the conservatory its full of people and kids, so its exciting and motivating, nor the part that they are in the way with bikes avoiding you to pass. I went out with Jose at 6:55 p.m. He was in the bike, I put the watch on time of day and just ran easy, did 6 laps there, after lap 2 Jose has to feel the tire with air, it was getting empty, so I did 3 laps alone, He joined me again in the last one, I was surprised when I switched the screen to chrono approaching the finish of the run did 48:53 for the 8.5k. I thought that I was in around 50 to 51 mins. Great! it seems that I am coming back!
miércoles, 20 de marzo de 2013
Yesterday was off. Did not get up and in the afternoon I could not. This Evening when I got from work, I had planned to go out running around 7:00 p.m. and that was what I did. Got out alone at 7:05 p.m. to the conservatory, and did 6 laps,I am starting to ramp up, ran with an uknown guy for 2.5 laps and that made the run eaiser, We talked a bit and then He stopped, but He was looking good and was in good shape, then I completed my 6 laps and went back home to do a total of 8.5k in 50:27, was an easy effort, I even put the watch on time of day and just ran at an easy pace. I ll start to do so more often since I am getting back to the routine.
lunes, 18 de marzo de 2013
I ran after work today, yea!! its time to come back and to be an athlete again. At 6:45 p.m. I went out with Jose to the conservatory, He was in the bike and I decided to do 6 laps, I felt very hungry before runnning, but during the run just felt fine. Felt pretty good, but tired and huffing and puffing at times, did 8.5k in 48:39, first half in 24:52, second in 23:47, so negative split. I think that I am running faster than I should at this point, but its difficult to hold back with all those people running there. Happy to have gotten my run in!
domingo, 17 de marzo de 2013
Yesterday was off. This morning was out with the sun shining hard at 10:30 a.m., had planned to do 4 laps to the conservatory and in the last lap do sub 5 mins to see how it felt, got out feeling good and in the 4th lap went out to do the ¨fast¨lap, did 4:35, surprised myself, because I just hoping sub 5, was huffing and puffing of course, but the stride was good and did not feel that fast, a lot of work to do, since that was my old tempo pace. Did 6.5k in 36:44. Glad to have run.
viernes, 15 de marzo de 2013
No running since Moday. Life got in the way when I tried to run at night. This morning I decided to run in the predawn and commited mysef to do it,I was up before 6 a.m. and and out around 6:02 a.m. , my time was limited since I had to be early at work (8 a.m.)so only had time for 5.5k, or 3 laps to the conservatory, I felt pretty good the whole way and loved every step of the way , but the stomach problems that I experienced in the last km, so if I had wanted to run longer the stomach problems would not have allowed me to do so. All in all, a good run and happy to be back, I wanted to run before a full day of hard work, its payday and I work in a bank, so a lot of work!! I left work at 7:15 p.m., but the run its in the bag and that makes me happy!
lunes, 11 de marzo de 2013
No running on Saturday or Sunday. This morning slept in, but decided to run after work, went out later than planned of work, but I was feeling pretty good, not with the big hunger that I generally suffer after leaving work, so I decided to do what I love. Went out to the conservatory at 7:15 p.m. and did 6 laps there, was planning on 4 laps but did 2 extra laps, because my girlfriend told me she would be there, but she did not make it, so after 6 laps went back to home for a total of 8.5k in 48:52, pretty good pace for my condition these days. Also, longest run in over a month!! so heck of a run after a full day of work!! 8.5k 48:52 @5:44 per km pace.
viernes, 8 de marzo de 2013
So 3 runs in 36 hours, pretty good for me these days. This morning was up at 5:45 a.m , finally beated the bed. was out a bit over 6 a.m. to the conservatory to do the same route as yesterday and the day before, but today opted to leave the watch at home, did 4 laps there with a surge to pass a guy that had been ahead of me for a couple of laps, so I dropped Him in my last lap. Felt good and I feel the groove coming!! Love the consistency I am getting! 6.5k watchless.
jueves, 7 de marzo de 2013
Today was off from work, so I had much more time to get my run in. After a good night of sleep I headed out to the conservatory at 9:30 a.m. to do the exact same route as yesterday night. Today was much faster, but I was much more tired and was hotter today. Did 4 laps in the conservatory at an ¨easy¨pace, even the easy pace tires me now. Finished with good form and looking good but I felt tired at the end, that it is what inconsistency will do for you, but the run its in the bag and I feel good about it. 37:09 for the 6.5k @ 5:42 per km pace.
miércoles, 6 de marzo de 2013
Monday and Tuesday off, but my determination to come back is bigger. So after a third failed attempt of running in the predawn I was determined to run after work today. went out earlier than usual, but when I got to my house I was feeling tired and very very hungry, so I debated, then I decided to go out at 6:50 p.m. since running is the cure for everything so to speak. I was not wrong, I felt better and better as the run went on. I did 4 laps to the conservatory and the plan was to only do 3, but started to feel pretty good and the enviroment there is amazing, a lot of people exercising and walking. I did the 6.5 kms in 38:01, feeling pretty good, but the breathing a bit out of place, but I think that that is normal given my incosistency in the last few weeks. Right now, I am feeling pretty good!!
domingo, 3 de marzo de 2013
This morning I finally went out after no running since Monday. Today I went out alone to the conservatory and did 3 laps there at an easy pace, every lap was faster than the last though, 6:10 lap 1, 6:01 lap 2, and the last one was in 5:52, then in the lat 500s I picked up a bit without sprinting, I was just feeling pretty good, finished the 5.5k in 32:34. Felt pretty good overall, I miss the endorphin post runs, I have wanted to get back at it and start chasing PR´S but my inhability to run in the early morning has screwed things up. I need to start running hard again so that I can be skinny and athletic again and kick some butts along the way. Cesar