miércoles, 31 de diciembre de 2014

Last run of 2014

Did not run on Monday and Tuesday, but went to the gym yesterday to hit Biceps and back. Anyway I ll have to run for the rest of the week to accomplish my 5 times per week of running.

This evening I headed out with Danilo at 6;05 p.m. to the conservatory and We could run inside the park but not the regular lap since there was an area that was closed. We ran there till the 39 mins, then We kind of " raced" the last 1.2k( from the conservatory to home), He built a gap on me of about 30 meters, with around 300s to go I could bridge the gap and  outsprinted him, but with around 30m to go He outsprinted me back, it was fun. and I had to walk for several minutes to catch my breath back. I just reflected that going to the gym is fun, but the endorphins you get trough running are much higher and I really love the feeling running gives me, but I am starting to like weight lifting too. But I always ll be a runner.

5:59 for the last 1.2k, 44:59 total. A great run to end the year.

Have a great year and a great dinner with the family and friends!! I ll post about thoughts of 2014.

domingo, 28 de diciembre de 2014

Fun evening running with the brother

Today I skipped the run in the morning since when I woke up the sun was shining pretty hard and was not very motivated , but had in mind to run in the evening and that was what I did, I convinced my brother to run with me since He did not feel like running because He did squats and the legs are very SORE, He said ouch! when He stands up or sit down.

Anyway! We got to the conservatory at 5:20 p.m. in 7:41, then did 4 laps outside the conservatory in 7:44,7:41,7:36, then He kind of sped up and I responded, 3rd lap in 7:10, then headed back home and I did that 1.2k in 6:06 , I outsprinted my brother, weird thing but He said that He could not run any faster due to the squats soreness!! I enjoyed this run, felt really good and peacefully after the run. The weather was great also, the only problem was the overcrowd entering and getting out the conservatory.

Total time was 44:01, I feel confident becuase in the week off I did not lose any fitness at all, I just need to keep running consistently and the times should come down. Next year is going to be good runingwise for me!!

Have a great Sunday!

sábado, 27 de diciembre de 2014

1 week off

Well after the race I jsut very sore, I have read several times that after a goal race you have to rest 1 week of no running, I did just that but that was not on purpose, in fact my plan was to continue the training normally, but the very sore legs and the inability to wake up early to run got me, no excuses, I was back at it early this morning. At 5:30 a.m. I woke up and was out to the conservatory and did 4 easy laps in 6:34,6:22,6:15,6:14 to finish the 6.6k or so in 41:06. A bit slow but I am pretty happy to get back at it.

Another thing is that I started going to the gym on Tuesday, went yesterday and going again tomorrow morning, so the running and 3 times per week of gym work, should improve my weight and my figure :) I felt really good in today's and enjoyed it a lot.

Strength training is good, but I just love to run and could never replace running with weight training, running is just special and much more difficult mentally, thus more satisfing when you accomplish your goals. Anyways, a combination of the 2 will get me in pretty good shape.

Have a great Saturday all!

domingo, 21 de diciembre de 2014

Christmas 5k Photos!

                             I just passed the halfway in this photos, I was very tired at the time :)

           To be honest this is the coolest photos that I have ever seen of myself in my running life, I was digging very deep here, just about 300s to go.

sábado, 20 de diciembre de 2014


Twenty four oh freakingg oneee!! that was my time in today´s Christmas 5k. To be honest I wanted to run sub 24 mins, but I thought that I would do that at the drop of a hat!! just did not happen and I ended up missing my goal, anyway,, I ran watchless and just raced and ran by effort, I let it out every onze of energy that I had for the day. According to the results I did the first half much faster than the first, 11:29 the first half and 12:32 the second half.

I was in a good position in the halfway, but then when I turned around , people starting passing me right and left and I could not do anything about it. I tried to run with a woman but She dropped me little by little, the last 600s were a struggle. My friend Jose that was cheering , gave me words of encouragement but I just very spent, I just could maintain the position in the home stretch, I could not move any faster, I gave my by effort and I am satisfied with that. I need to train much harder if I want to see the times going down.

At least I improved my time of last 5k by 43 seconds which is a step in the right direction. I need to keep training consistently and I am confident that the times will go down. Its good to race watchless since you only race and dont worry about going too fast or too slow, you just run and thats it!!

Have a great Saturday!!

viernes, 19 de diciembre de 2014

Shaking out

Wednesday and Thursday were off, just could not run at night those days.

Today I just wanted to run very easy because I am racing the christmas 5k tomorrow.  I went out to the conservatory at 7:30 p.m. and did 3 laps outside the conservatory and back home in 39:17. The pace was very slow, just getting the blood flow. The weather was awesome and the conservatory was just crowded today because of the " LIGHTS PARK".  No big deal I just was cruising easy.

Have a grat night folks!! Tomorrow I ll do my best!

martes, 16 de diciembre de 2014

Watchless meditation run

Yesterday I took the day off as usual.

Today I got home earlier than usual so I went to my run earlier than usual also. At 6:45 p.m. I headed out to the conservatory watchless, and I ran 4 laps outside conservatory at an easy pace and I honestly can say that I felt really good. But honestly I have to say that I have not feeling very well since yesterday for reasons that I dont want to discuss in this blog, this is only for running blogging only :) The whole run was basically thinking about that and meditating about life in general, I need that run to be honest. so around almost 8k watchless.

The weather was awesome and I felt really good physically.

domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2014

Capping off the week

Today I woke up a bit later than planned, was up at 7:30 a.m. after a long night in the club, drank a lot of soda and I thought that I was going to feel good in the run. As soon as I started up, I felt like shit and was pissed off because I did 6 laps in the conservatory very slow and feeling like crap( thats why I race without a watch) laps were in 6:24,6:18,6:14,6:09,6:10,6:01, then back home to finish the 8.5k in 52:30, first  half in 26:58, second half in 25:32 or so. Definetely happy to have run, but pissed off because of the way I felt according to the splits. At this point I should be running a lot faster with much less effort. I ll race on Saturday Christmas 5k, I have not done any speed work, but will run my best. I hope to do sub 24 mins which is mediocre to my oldself, but faster than my last race, I should improve a lot by next year, if I mantain this consistency of course.

5 runs again this week, but runs generally short. No more complaints!!:) Have a great evening!!

sábado, 13 de diciembre de 2014

Predawn run

Today woke up really early at 5:15 a.m. and was out at 6:00 a.m. to the mirador and did 8k, the first lap was 24:19, second half in 22:08, the last 3k were in 16:16. Felt better in the second half and very loose, the first lap was like waking up from sleeping, all in all happy that I have run in the morning since in the afternoon/evening I was going to be in the swimming pool and could not run in the evening, so predawn it was. I did 8k in 46:27, closed really fast and the weather was pretty good.

I am training consistently but despite of that, people keep telling that I am fat or getting fatter, I dont have an idea right now of my actual weight, but maybe I have not decreased weight a lot.

Have a great Saturday night!!

viernes, 12 de diciembre de 2014

Very crowded night run

After work today I headed out to the conservatory at 7:05 p.m. and did 4 laps outside the conservatory at an easy pace, I did not surge or accelerate today, I just wanted to take it easy. I got to the conservatory in 7:54, then did 4 laps outside in 8:03,7:52,7:45,7:38. Then did 7 mins flat to finish in 46:13. I felt really confortable and good. But the park was very crowded and I pissed off a couple of times since I had to dodge a lot of people and cars, especially in the first 3 laps. However, I am glad that I can run consistently. Weather was just fine!

Have a great day!

jueves, 11 de diciembre de 2014

The running continues

Yesterday took the day off due to the finances course in the evening. Today after work I got dressed and I headed to the conservatory and did the 4 old laps that I have been doing outside of the conservatory. I felt really good today and finished pretty hard, the hardes that I have run in a while.

Got there in 7:43, then did 4 laps in 7:48,7:35,7:25,7:13, then increaded the effort a bit and in the last 300s I really increaded effort and finished the run in 43:31, from the conservatory to home did 5:44, much faster than the last 6:09 I did on Tuesday.The first half was in 23:07, the second half in 20:24 a lot faster.

I am running good and pretty much consistently but I am just doing almost all my runs pregressive and that would take me in no man´s land since I am not taxing the body as if I were doing workouts, anyway, its good to play with the watch a little bit, but its easy to get caught into that!! The weather was great and the park was very crowded, I had to dodge people and cars several times.

Have a great night everyone!! the running continues straight till Sunday!

martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014

Zapping the zero

Yesterday I took the day off, I was a bit sore in the calf from Sunday in the swimming pool.

Today I went out to the conservatory after work (7:05 p.m.) and did 4 laps outside the conservatory in 7:51,7:40,7:36,7:20, then from the conservatory I run a bit harder in 6:09, the last 300-400s were fast. I felt really good in the second half, not so good in the first half. first half was 23:22, second half was in 21:10. The weather was awesome and I finished the run in 44:32. I have been running 5 times per week consistently and feeling better and better, anyway I dont have time to prepare well for the 5k on 20th, but definetely next year I ll be in very good shape.

Have a great day!

domingo, 7 de diciembre de 2014

Cutting the run short

This morning slept in a bit more and headed out to the conservatory at almost 9:00 a.m. I was planning to do 8.5k, the first 2 laps were difficult as I was very tight and the outside area of the calved were bothering so much, then it kind of loosened up and started to feel a lot better, then the right sock get down a lot so my achilles were brushing with the shoe, felt totally unconfortable, after the 3rd lap I tried to fix it, but then started bothering right away, so I decided to cut it short and get home. I would rather to cut the run short instead of hurting my achilles with a huge blister and has to stop my training for days, I think it was a good decision. Total time was 34:39, I was pissed off because I was starting to feel so much better and loose, anyway! Always happy that I can run!!

Have a great night!

sábado, 6 de diciembre de 2014

Early morning run with father

I am off from work today and I headed out to the conservatory at 7:15 a.m. with my father, so 12 hours after my last run. I was tired from yesterday, but felt strong and good nonetheless. I did 6 laps inside the conservatory, normal laps since the conservatory as I have said is repaired again, but since I am running at night is not possible to run inside due to the crowd that its in there at night, now that is up the LIGHTS PARK.  the laps were 6:08,6:02,6:00,5:55,5:52,5:48.Then jogged easy for around 2 mins to wait for my father so We could got home together, I encouraged him a lot since He was tired , but with 200s to go I just sprinted all out , and did not feel that fat. I felt somewhat smooth and felt like I have hope lol! I am confident that I ll get back to the shape that I was, its a matter of time.

8.5k total in 49:59 (26;00,23:59).

Tonight I ll watch a night 5-10k race in the mirador at 8:05 p.m. In 2 weeks I ll have mine. Anyway, the plans are long term and I dont want to rush things, I want to be in great shape  next year.

Have a great Saturday!!

viernes, 5 de diciembre de 2014

Great night run

So today after work and getting home at 7:13 p.m. I got changed and headed out to the conservatory at 7:25 p.m. which is a bit late for me and did 4 laps outside of the conservatory, but this time I knew that I was going to have a great run, I felt very strong from the get go.  I got to the conservatory in 7:35, then did 4 laps outside the conservatory in 7:33,7:18,7:12,6:40, I crushed yesterday's time for more than 2 mins. I did 43:16 today jogging the last 1.2k, I felt strong the whole way and very good. The weather cooperated also. The park is getting more crowded since there were more people getting in and out the park, I had to dodge a few people there. I definetly am getting in good shape.

Have a great Friday everyone!!

jueves, 4 de diciembre de 2014

Progressive run

Yesterday the course was suspended and I thought about running, but something was being repaired in the bank so I had to stay there till 9:10 p.m. so no running.

Today I ran in the evening at 7:15 p.m., I could leave work earlier than yesterday, anyway today I ´.-was committed to run at 10 pm if that were the time that I would get here. So I headed out the conservatory in 7:52, then did 4  laps outside the conservatory as lately with splits: 7:59,7:40,7:34,7:16, felt very tight in the first 15-20 mins, then loosened it up and then felt pretty good and smooth, got home in 45:21. halfway in 23:34 or so, so a huge negative split.

I am glad about how my training is going, I have been very consistent in the last weeks but I need to ramp up the mileage and do a longer run, anyway I am very happy to run . The weather was pretty good the only problem was the rain before the run, that makes me feel like sh###$t in the first third of the run.

Have a great night!!

martes, 2 de diciembre de 2014

Zero zapper

As I said in my last post I rested yeseterday.

Today I just woke up early but because I had to be at 7:30 a.m. at work, I could not run in the morning, but luckily in the evening at 7:05 p.m. I was out to the conservatory to do 4 laps outside the conservatory watchless, becasue my brother was using my watch again, no biggies!! I just cruised and felt pretty good after the first 15 mins, I think I did around 45 mins total, with negative split, because the pace was faster for sure in the second half. The weather was very good, and could have my way there since the " lights park" is not that crowded just yet, but in the next few days I expect it to fill much more, so predawn running is the best option.

Another thing is that I have been running 5 times per week for the past 6 weeks or so, people say to me that I am getting fat or " are you fatter" or " are you getting fat" all that kind of stop, it seems that I am eating more than I should, but at least I am feeling better and better on runs.

Have a great rest of night! I absolutely love running, I am new again, and today was hectic at work, I just work a lot!

lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2014

Catching up

I managed to run on the weekend, I could run through the flu, that is good since in the past when I was sick I would skip the run, but since this time around the symptons were above the shoulders, the running did not cause any problem.

On Saturday evening I went to the conservatory and did 4 laps outside the conservatory and took the splits 7:53,7:44,7:40,7:38. I felt full in the stomach in the first couple of laps, then felt great and finished the run in 45:35, negative split for more than a minute.

On Sunday  at 5:45 p.m. I headed out to the conservatory to do the exact route as the day before, this time it was watchless since my brother was using my watch. Felt good and better as the run went by,

The weather is fresh and I am looking forward to every run.

Today I took the day off and will continue at it tomorrow, I ll have to run in the predawn most of the time since the park that I run in, will be very busy at night with a lot of people visiting the "lights park".

5 days a week of running once again, I really like the consistency in the past 6 weeks, the weight has not come down but I can feel the running improving.

In regards to my brother´s race on Friday, He did decent,He finished 12th overall, the guys that won simply are running sub 20 mins, and my brother is not in that kind of shape recently, but I applaud his effort and it was a fun race to watch.

Have a great night everyone!