jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2015

Last run of 2015

I did not run Tuesday and Wednesday, low motivation, but that low motivation has to come to an end, because I ll get back into shape, maybe I wont get to my fastest times this  upcoming year, but eventually I will.  I dont pretend to race if I am not in shape, nor in a decent weight.

I see great things coming next year, 2014 and 2015 were not very good years in my book, and 2015 was even worse, I have to be greatful that I am healthy and can walk, breath, smile and be greatful for all the people that encouraged me and were with me in the happy times as in the difficult times.

I hope that those difficult times stop for a bit in 2016 and I can get a bit forward in life, this past year I was very stuck in my professional and running life(I trained very consistently, in fact , this year is one of my most consistent years in the running departament, but I just jogged along and seldom did something fast), in the personal life I am always learning new things and try to be better everyday.

I have understood that everything comes with dedication, and if things dont show up in one moment, if you keep putting effort into it, success is inevitably. 

I see myself succeeding and moving forward! I had enough of "stuckness". 

As for the today`s run, I ran with my brother this morning at 8:30 a.m. wanted to run earlier, but got to bed late watching a baseball game, my team lost! We got to the conservatory in 7:57, did 5 laps in 6:24,6:22,6:31,6:20,6:05, back in 6:49 for 47:02 in 7.5k. The run was very slow, but I think given my recent performance that is probably my actual easy pace, so no biggies. The weather was a bit hot and I enjoyed my brothers company!

Have a great new year eve! and Enjoy with the family!

lunes, 28 de diciembre de 2015

Zapping the zero

I did not run in the morning so that meant to be creative to run in the evening, the only thing that made sense today was to run at 4-5 p.m. in the conservatory, since after 6 p.m. the light park is up and the crowd is unmanagable to run.

I got out with my brother to the conservatory at 4:30 p.m., I dont remember the last time I ran that early in the afternoon. I ate lunch at 1 p.m. and I was feeling it throughout my run, but I ran decent despite my stomach feeling full.

We did get to the conservatory in 7:24, then did 5 laps in the conservatory and my splits were 6:07,5:51,5:52,5:45,5:20 and back home in 6:45, for a total of 43:38 for 7.5k. My brother was 10 secs back.

I tried to drop him a few times to no avail, He is in much better shape than me. To be honest I did not feel fairly confortable today, basically I raced the watch to not get over 6 mins after the 1st lap.

Happy to have gotten my run in. The weather was a bit hot!


Have a great day!

domingo, 27 de diciembre de 2015

Easy tiring morning run

Yesterday I did not run, so I suppose this is going to be a 4 runs week.

Today at 10:00 a.m. ( We woke up at 9 am), my brother and I went out to the conservatory, but  Danilo took off early and I catched him just before the conservatory, but He took off again and never looked back, each lap the gap was bigger and each lap I was pushing a bit more. I was running without a watch because my brother had the watch, but He did not start the watch properly, so I dont know my total time.

I did 3 laps in the conservatory and back for a total of 5.5k. I felt tired and I felt good at times and like crap other times, but overall could finish in one piece.

This was a down week of training, and I ll start my normal runs tomorrow.

Have a great Sunday!

viernes, 25 de diciembre de 2015

Catching up

Merry Christmas to all of you!!

On Wednesday I tried to run but just made it 2 laps to the 400s dirt track in the baseball stadium before calling it a day! About an hour before running, I just felt weak and aweful, as if I would get sick, it was a smart decision.

On Thursday I took the day off, so I think that those 2 days were my days off of the week, so today evening I was back to business.

At 5:30 p.m. I went out with my brother to do  modofied route, 1k out and back to the Altagracia mini market and back (2k), then head to the conservatory front door and back (4.5k), and complete the 5k, I completed the 30:21, which was bout 5.2k.

I felt good overall, but a bit bloated, but as the run went on , felt better and better. Honestly, I wanted to run a bit more, but the conservatory its full of people watching the light and running there is a nightmare, thanks goodness, I suggested my brother to do the modified route, since I knew from previous years that in days like these is almost impossible to run in the conservatory , even outside the conservatory.

Anyway, happy to have run and to have not gotten sick, I felt very good again!! Hope you have a great Christmas day!!

5.2k or so @30:21.

martes, 22 de diciembre de 2015

Easy progressive run

Today at 6:45 p.m. my brother Dan, Alexis and I went to the baseball stadium to do a few miles (or too much laps!!). I did 20 laps without a watch, but Danilo had my watch and I would ask him the time once in a while, until He sped up and let me in the dust of course. The first 3k were in (6:24,6:11,6:02) 18:36 or so, then at 6k I asked the time and I had 35:51, Alexis was behind, but He did a heck of a job, because He was running with me in the 5k.

The last 2k I sped up a bit to run sub 47 mins, of course I did not push the pace until the last 400s, that my brother suggested to do sub 2 mins, so I gradually increased pace so with 100s to go I was hufffing and puffing. The last 2k were in 10:48 doing the math, I finished the 8k in 46:39, so mission accomplished.

The run was unconfortable today because the lights in the stadium were turned off, and the terrain is irregular in some areas, so that made a bit unconfortable the footing.

Overall felt good and felt very strong!!


Have a great Tuesday!

lunes, 21 de diciembre de 2015

Christmas 5k photos

Easy evening run

Yesterday took the day off.

Today I experienced some DOMS, but not like in the past, maybe I did not ran hard at all. Today I went at 6:10 p.m. with my brother to the Baseball stadium, did 20 laps or 8 kms. I was not sure how many laps I would do, but I felt good and did my normal run.

Splits per km were 6:29,6:12,6:00,11:43 in 2k,5:54,5:42,5:16 for a total of 47:19 for 8k. First half in 24:35. In the last lap I sped up and some fast guys were doing 1k repeats in the dirt track so when the fastest guy passed I tried to follow him for 200s, mission accomplished, then ran easy till finishing the run.

Felt really good today, and I did not drink coke today, snacks on yogurt and an apple, but not coke and I felt good out there.

I made a promise to myself that if I dont hit 170 pounds or less I wont race. We will see how that plays out! I have read a lot about nutrition, so its very possible, and ditching sugar and too much fat are keys to that quest!!

Have a great Monday!

sábado, 19 de diciembre de 2015

Christmas 5k race

Today I " raced" the Christmas 5k. I said " raced" because to be honest it was a confortably hard effort all the way, I know that I am in much faster shape. I ran 25:54 or so, my name does not appear in the race results, but I crossed the line in 25:58 minus 4 secs or so that took me to run over the starting mat.

I dont feel too dissapointed, because I pretty much ran the same as the last time, but I felt much better the whole way and I know that I can even run sub 25 mins, I did several light workouts that indicated that, but because my fear of getting out of my confort zone and get in the pain cave, I paid the price with a sub par performance.

Another key factor is my weight, I woke this morning and my weight was 197 pounds, I am just too heavy, I am not eating that much, but I am drinking more coke than not, and its affecting me obviously, the overall calories that I am consuming through beverages are insane.

All in all, the good part is that my confidence was good today, I did not feel too pressured during the day, felt like I was going to train to be honest, I think that I attribute that to the workouts that I did that made me sure about what I was capable of. In my last race, the fastest that I ran was in the last 1k of a couple of easy runs and I was very afraid and clueless of I was capable of.

Knowing that I am capable of running a certain time, that makes me confident and ready to roll. To be honest I am enjoying running a lot more running 5 times per week, because I can get the most of my workouts and have 2 rest days per week. As I said earlier I am not professional, so no point in obsessing to drop 1-2 seconds of a time.

Probably next week I ll do a time trial in the mirador to make sure I can run at least sub 25:30, probably these days racing  watchless (I always race without a watch) is not helping a whole lot, because my competitive fire is decreasing and maybe if I had worn a watch I could focus better in MY goal,also today when I saw that if I did not increase my pace with around 100s to go, I would get over 26 mins, ( if I did accelerate with 100s to go, why I did not accelerate before in the race, maybe the watch is a motivator in some way, it could be your best friend or just worst enemy) but who knows! maybe if I checked the watch and saw that I was running so slow I would get frustrated well before finishing the race. Although today I was frustrated with all those old guys around me well before the finish!

At the end of the way, the fitness is there and if I keep running 5 times per week and incorporating workouts and medium long runs, I ll eventually get better. Couple that with a decrease in weight and I am good to go!

On to the next one!

Edited... I appeared in the results in 25.53 first half in 12.31, second half in 13.22. I thought that I was going faster in the first half, but it seems that is my fitness, at least I did not get worse from my last race, I ran the exact time, and it is the first time that I run the identical time in 2 different races.

viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2015

Shaking out

Yesterday I took the day off.

Today at 6:30 p.m. I went once again to the baseball stadium and wanted to do 16 laps or 4 miles. I wanted to run easy, but not so slowly that it affects my form and my sanity, instead, I ran at my normal pace, and I was surprised with how good I felt, splits per km were 6:18,6:03,6:00,5:53:5:49, then did 4 x 100s strides feeling pretty good and smooth and that km did it in 5:18, then did 1 more lap easy to cool down.

Total time was 37:52 for 4 miles, so about the same pace as Wednesday and felt awesome!!

I hope to feel that great tomorrow in the 5k race.

Have a great Friday!

miércoles, 16 de diciembre de 2015

Easy run with 8 strides

Today I ran with Juan at 7:00 p.m. in the baseball stadium once again, I did not know if I should do a workout, a workout today wont help at all for Saturday`s race, except with the confidence, but fitness wise it would not matter if I just ran easy or run fast.

I played it safe and did 20 laps there which is 8 kms, and in the last 2k incorporated 8 x 100s strides, I normally do 4 strides, but since I did not do a workout 8 was fine.

I felt really good today because I only drank 1 glass of coke with lunch and dont drink for the rest of the day, so I arrive to my run feeling light and smooth, so that translated to a faster time and feeling much better.

I took splits every 2k, I did not want to obsess with each 1k, I have enough with all those laps that I have to run to complete a 8k run.

2k splits were: 12:29,11:50 (24:20 halfway),11:40,11:13 (including 8 strides), for a total of 47:13 for 8k. Those strides really helped to bring the average pace down, those last 2k were fast compared to how easy the recovery jog was between strides.

Overall, I felt very good and fresh.

Tomorrow I ll rest, Friday an easy shake out and Saturday I ll race the Christmas 5k, which I plan to at least run faster than the 25:53 of last time.

Have a great Night!

martes, 15 de diciembre de 2015

Low motivation

This week in particular I have been facing low motivation to run, but luckily I force myself to get out the door.

That was the case today since at 6:30 p.m. I was unsure of running, but then sitting in the coach I told myself that I had to run whatever distance I could, but I needed to force myself out, I wont lose weight skipping runs, so I decided to go out.

I went out with my brother at 7:00 p.m. to the 400s dirt track in the baseball stadium, I wanted to do the same as yesterday( 8k or 20 laps), I felt like crap from the get go because I ate 6 slices of pizza at 2 something pm, and that was in my stomach at 7 p.m., I want to improve my diet and I will, but a friend came visiting and ordered a pizza, I have to eat that so that  she does not offend, but to be honest I wanted to eat pizza too :), but after reading a lot about nutrition and learing a thing or two, I know that I can improve in that departament, that was the biggest motivation today, I need to keep going forward and I ll accomplish my goals.

Ok! into the run! I did 15 laps or 6k, wanted to complete the 8k, but my stomach felt like s"$%t and I was feeling pretty heavy, but the splits were almost identical than yesterday splits per km for 6k were 6:30,6:11,6:05,6:02,5:53,5:52 for a total of 36:37 for 6k.

I wanted to go on, but as I said, was feeling  abit bad and was sick of doing laps and laps over there!!

No excuses, tomorrow I gotta do my 8k run plus some strides or maybe a mini workout, the important thing is to go out and run!!

Weather was hot!!

Have a great night!

lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2015

Easy evening run with Alexis

This evening at 6:30 p.m.  I headed out to the Baseball stadium with my friend Alexis and did 20 laps there ( Alexis did 10 laps to complete 4k), I did 8k.

I started the run feeling pretty heavy because all the coke that I have consumed today, yeah, I need to stop that crap, Hit the 4k in 24:52, then loosened up the second half and started to do sub 6 mins kms. Finished the 8k in 48:18, so a nice negative split.  Second half was in the 23:30s range. It does not matter much, I was just running easy and recovering from yesterday`s 10k.

Did not have a lot of motivation today, but got out there and got the job done, life is not color of roses, sometimes what you love is not going to be very motivating, but you have to do what you have to do, that is how you get better in all areas of life!!

Weather was very hot, sometims I thought that I were in a sauna!!


Have a great night!

domingo, 13 de diciembre de 2015

Morning 10k

Yesterday I slept in and did not run, well, I should have run yesterday, because last night I could not drink even a little beer because I wanted to run 10k today, not that I drink a lot, I dont even remember the last time I drank, maybe 3-4 months ago.

This morning woke early at 6:40 a.m. and headed out the door with my father at 7:30 a.m. to the mirador, I wanted to do 10k+ including some 400s there in the mirador, but when I went out that I felt that tight and tired, dont know why, because I rested yesterday.

I went out the first 3k feeling not fairly confortable in 17:47, the next 2k in 5:48,5:42 to cross the halfway in 29:18 (5 seconds slower than last time but more unconfortable), the next 2k in 5:46 and 5:42, then the last 3k (mirador to home) in 15:49, it contains a big downhill, that is the reason why I can run so fast compared to the other splits.

Finished in 56:36, a bit over 70 secs slower than last time, luckily, I felt better in the second half than in the first half, in the first half I felt very tight and out of breath sometimes, but could recover in the second half, I did not push as hard as last time in the last 3k, but I pushed a little bit.

Today I felt very fat and heavy compared to last time where I just ran smoothly and felt like flying at times. The 400s did not happen, did not worth it to do a workout feeling like that and I wont get any benefits since the 5k race is on Saturday.

10k@56:36 (29:18,27:18).

5 runs this week as planned.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2015

Easy run + strides

Yesterday I took the day off. As I said earlier I am running 5 times per week, but increased intensity.

This morning I went out to the conservatory at 7:30 a.m. and did 5 laps and back. Got there in 7:40, then the 5 laps were in 6:37,6:15,6:12,6:11 and 5:45 incorporating 4 x 100s strides. I dont know if I did the strides to loosen up, or to see a sub 6 mins in my watch:)

I felt a bit tight and tired in the first 15 mins, but I thought I was going faster for sure, but the effort was easy enough so that I could recover but fast enough to get the adaptations. Maybe my actual natural easy pace right now is 6:10-6:15 per lap as I did in the second through the 4th lap. Got home in 6:56 and finished the 7.5k in 45:56.

Again, it was slow, but I was tight and a bit tired eventhough I yesterday.

Have a great Friday!

miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2015

Some Flash Night 5k photos

                                         My friend and I saluting the cam.

                                         My friend Juan nailing it!

Evening mini tempo run

This evening at 7:40 p.m. or so, Juan, my brother Danilo and I went out to the 400s baseball stadium in front of my house, since at night the lights park( the conservatory) its in full force at night so its virtually impossible to run inside, the only way is to run outside of the park and its not very attractive, but I ll do several laps outside soon for sure, its hard to do laps on  and on in a 400s loop.

I warmed up 6:30(1k), then did 3k " fast", I wanted to improve my 14:59 of last week when I did that during the last 3k of my 10k. I thought that it was going to be easy, but the terrain got the best of me and I could only muster a 15:28 or so for 3k, 4k in 21:58 including the warm up. Not bad, that is a bit faster than my last 5k race, but the effort was way harder than I thought.

After those 22 mins, I continued running easy to complete 48 mins what I think is 8 kms. I felt good, but man I just could not get under 2:03 per lap, I was stuck at that pace, and the effort was high enough.

A good mini tempo run I think, that terrain is not the best to run hard, because the footing is slow, anyway, I ll try to incorporate a bit more faster running this week.

Tomorrow ll be a rest day! 8k total for the day soaking wet at the end!! December, what december!!, it feels like summer, the heat was so high IMO!

Have a great day!

Catching up

Had not have the opportunity to post because of a problem in the internet connection, but here I am.

On Saturday night at 8:05 p.m., I ran with a friend the Flash Night run to help her in her first 5k race, I was very surprised and happy or her, it was a success in my book. I thought that We were going to run 32-34 mins or so, but We did 30:30 and were on sub 30 min pace in the first 3k, but then She hit the wall, She ran great nonetheless.

My friend Juan called 1 hour before the race to confirm if I was going to the race, I told him yes, and since He had not gone to the gym that day, He decided to run with us.

In the first 400s She went out too fast and as soon as I catched her ( We did not go out together, because the race staff did not allow me to enter the corral without a bib so I had to wait in the sidelines, watching 1000s  people and trying to spot her, oh well!!) I told her to slow down that We were going too fast (25 min 5k), We passed the 1st km in 5:48, and they were running pretty well, I always asked them if they were good and if they could sustain the pace, I threw some words of encouragement as well.

The second km was in 6:12 (12:00 for 2k), after that I tried speed up a bit, I really wanted that sub 30 mins, We hit the 3k mark in 17:57, I tried to keep the pressure so that They could run sub 30 mins, after that Juan found another gear and put the hammer down and did not look back, I stayed behind with my friend, with about 800s to go She stopped for a walk, but I told her to jog very easy, but not stop, I really did a great job in that regard, in the last 400s She stopped again, but I did the same thing, and She finished strong.

She finished the 5k in 30:30 which is a great time for her in her first 5k, I suspect She can run faster, because She told me she was not sore the day after the race.

On Sunday I took the day off.

Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. I went to the conservatory and ran pretty slowly because I was very tight, did not why, but I could not move, 7.5k in 47:23 (5 laps in the conservatory in 6:41,6:30,6:23,6:15,5:48), did 4 strides in the last lap, hence the fast lap. Felt much better at the end.

Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. did the same thing, but this time without a watch, but according to my body and effort it was much faster than yesterday, still in the easy range., so 7.5k total watchless.

I ll run tonight, and I want to do something a bit faster, since I ll rest tomorrow.

See you tonight!

sábado, 5 de diciembre de 2015

Perspective... RIP Pablo

I generally dont write subjects outside of running, but I think what I am going to write deserves a post in itself.

Today I was running some errands and receive a call of a friend telling me if I know the news of what happened in the same bank I worked for, the same place, "Plaza hache". I told her that no, I did not even watch the news, then She told me that a security man had commited suicide, then I told her that I would call a friend from the bank to make sure about the news and to confirm what I already suspected.

Yeah, it was my friend Pablo, but how do I knew it, you might ask? He was a very kind man, and We teased each other a lot eventhough He was 63 years old, We were really good friends. We always told each other like it is while I was there, He considered me a great person and He was very sad the day We said good bye, when I stopped working for the bank. I considered him a great person too and We respected each other alot eventhough We treated each other like young guys.

I realized and could see through him, He was a very lonely guy, and sometimes He was serious as it something worried him, We all have problems, but I could see a big sadness in him eventhough He smiled a lot and a lot people loved him.

Little I knew that the las time We shook hands and hug each other was going to be the last time We see each other, I wanted to see him in another circunstances of life, but  was not the case.

Maybe I should have called him more often to say hello and to tease each other, I did not and I wont have that opportunity once again, but  I am sure that whereever He is, He has the same respect and admiration for me as I have it for him.

I ll always remember Pablo for his positive vibe and the respect that We had for each other that made our friendship there unbreakable forever.

My advice is to pay attention to the details and call friends when you have a lot without talking to them, if you see them sad, try to help them or offer a ear to listen!! Sometimes that will save a life, sometimes not.

RIP Pablo! You ll be missed!! Condolences to the family!

I ll run tonight in the name of him, I am not going to race, but will run every step dedicated to him!!

I sometimes complain a lot about life, but I ll be more greatful now, you dont know who is in a worse situation. Life is perspective!!

Run number 1: Morning easy run

Today I woke up at 7:00 a.m. to do my own run this morning, I headed out to the conservatory with my father at 7:50 a.m. and I did 5 normal laps and back home. I think I have been lied, all of this 1.5 months I believed that I have been running faster than my normal easy pace, but today I realized that was not the case, but that is not a problem at all, since on my workouts or tempo runs I have been improving nicely, and as I have said before, splits on easy runs dont matter much, but for the pace of mind I thought I was running faster:)

Laps in the conservatory were 6:24,6:15,6:07,6:02,5:42. And from the conservatory to home 6:40. So the last 1.2k were a bit faster than the last lap in the park, but who cares! Botton line, is that today I felt tired and I had to push a bit to do that 5:40. It would be interesting, what can I do on tempo runs doing normal laps, We will find out soon!

Total was 7.5k in 45:34, the last 2.5k helped to bring the average pace down.

So run no.1 done and Tonight at 8:00 p.m. I ll be my friend`s rabbit in her first race ever! Should be fun!!

Have  a great morning!

viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2015

Easy morning run

Yesterday was off.

Today at 7:30 a.m. I headed out to the conservatory  at an easy pace, felt tired, but then I remembered that I did a fartlek on Wednesday night so that made more sense.

I got to the conservatory in 7:40, then did 3 laps corner to corner in 10:18,10:05,9:51. Then ran 1 more min, and headed back home to run 7.5k+ in 46:23.

I felt good by the end and the weather was a bit hot. Tomorrow I ll run twice because in the morning I ll do my normal run, and at night, I ll run with a friend her  1st 5k in the Flash night run 5k. I ll run with her in her first race ever and I ll add mileage to my training so a win /win situation.

I ll have to be very careful since I have a lot of years without running twice in one day (without the long hours of sleep).

It should be a good experience, I wanted to run that race hard, but Ill save that energy for the Christmas 5k, 2 weeks from tomorrow.

Have a great day!

miércoles, 2 de diciembre de 2015

Evening Mini fartlek

Today I wanted to do something fast and headed out to the conservatory at 7:05 p.m. with Juan got there in 8:40, the traffic was just awful, I was running very easy to prepare myself to the fast running,did 1 lap corner to corner in 11:10 to warm up and at around 23 mins I started my 1 min repeats, I just did 5 x 1 min repeats, wanted to do more, but I was just spent, the humidity was crazy, and I was huffing and puffing a lot, then ran around 15 more mins and I decided to do a longer/slower repeat in the last 2:30 or so to finish up the run, this time the effort was more controlled but still hard, because I was not too content with the 1 min repeats.

I did 4 laps corner to corner, but I only was aware of the time in the first one in 11:10 and in the last one 9:53, thanks to the last 2.5 mins acceleration.

I wanted to warm up faster, but I was fucked up and nervious of the workout ahead, and honestly running that slow did not help too much to the fast running, but after the first interval my turnover could get used to that pace.

All in all, a good workout, around 7-8 mins total of fast running, which is decent.

Total time was round 50:40, which I think was around 8k. But fast portion was the key today not overall time.

Weather was just awful, I was sweating in the first 5 mins of starting the run!!

Have a great Humpday!

martes, 1 de diciembre de 2015

Humid evening run

As I said this morning, I ran in the evening today at 6:30 p.m. I headed out to the conservatory with my brother and I did 4 laps corner to corner and ran some more to complete the 48 mins, or at my judgement, 8k.

My brother struggle to keep that pace eventhough the pace was very easy, I got to the conservatory in 7:47, I thought that I was going faster, then did 4 laps corner to corner in 10:06,9:55,9:47,9:37. My brother stopped just after 30 mins, He was very tired, He said. I continued on to complete the 48 mins, feeling good overall, but hey! within 15 mins of running I was sweating like a pig and I finished the run as if I would have just jumped in a pool. The humidity was just crazy, nothing compared to yesterday or Sunday, that might explain the slower splits given the effort. Anyway, splits does not matter in easy runs, I want to do something fast tomorrow, so I was holding back today.

We will see how it goes!

8k+ in 48 mins.

Have a great day!

Yesterday`s easy run

This post is from yesterday`s run, I could not post yesterday so here it goes.

The whole day had been very rainy so I was not sure of my running happening,  I was actually was not afraid of the rain, I was afraid of all the holes in the street on my way to the park, thats what caused my ankle spring earlier this month. Now imagine that without seeing the holes under big paddles of rain, not fun.

Luckily, it stopped raining after 5 p.m and as a female friend of mine came to run with my father and me, my father bailed the run, but I decided to get my run in, so my friend and I headed out to the conservatory at 5:30 p.m., but I told her that after the big hill, after the 500-600s I would run at my normal pace, I kind of did that, but  I did not increase pace  a whole lot.

I got to the conservatory over 8 mins, and then did 3 laps corner to corner, my friend opted for another route, my splits were 10:21,9:55,11:04. After half of the first lap I was running at my normal easy pace until the last half of the last lap, when I told my friend to run with me so We could get out of the conservatory together to home, since it was pouring, the plan was to finish there and to come walking from there. Since it was raining, I decided to run home, so I slowed down to meet her pace and We continued on to finish the run in 50:40 for 7.5k or a bit more for me.

The pace was very easy, but I felt really good, and also I wanted to play it safe because on Sunday I would have pushed the pace and did not want to hurry things up. I am getting in shape but its a process and I dont want to fuck things up!

Today the day started very cloudy, but right now the sun is strong, hope that it continues that way till my run this evening, today`s run is going to be faster but still easy, because I want to do a workout tomorrow!!

Hope you have a great start to the week!