domingo, 31 de julio de 2016

Rainy Sunday evening run

Today I ran in the evening at 6:10 p.m. or so, the plan was to run easy for 7.5k as I normally do. I went out with my brother at an easy pace and got to the conservatory in 7:40 with a bit of a rain. Then did 6:21 for the 1st lap, then I decided to accelerate the curves little by little to gain on my brother as He always complain that I run too slow, then I went ahead and the second lap came in 5:52, then did the same for the 3rd lap in 5:40, the same in the 4th with a split of 5:36, then accelerate overall in the last lap to do 5:17 feeling pretty good. I took advantage of the last 1.2k from the conservatory to home and did 5:51, really increased pace in the last 400-500s, but I felt really good and strong. Finished in 42:50 for 7.5k.

Overall, the weather was very good and the humidity was not too present so that made the running easy, also I really took advantage of the segment conservatory-home which is flat and a big downhill. I felt really good today and starting to feel better about my fitness. It seems that those tempos are working, gotta start throwing some intervals in the mix again!

Have a great night!

sábado, 30 de julio de 2016

Easy recovery run

Yesterday I took the day off as lately I am resting on Fridays, that is because I like to run Saturday mornings and I am just tired having run the evening before a morning run, of course that was not true in my last race where I just did that, but it was more of a suffle than a normal run.

Today I headed out to run at 8:20 a.m. with the sun shining hard. I went out to the conservatory without looking at my watch, I was just running easy by effort. The pace felt very easy, but I felt tired and very sluggish and the heat was high on top of that.

All in all I completed my 5 laps in the conservatory and back home, with splits of 7:53 to get there, then 5 laps in 6:29,6:25,6:19,6:11,6:15, then back home in 7:09 to finish up  the 7.5k in 47:17. Felt much slower than that, but I felt tired from the tempo, although not sore.

Another run in the books!

Have a great afternoon!

jueves, 28 de julio de 2016

Watchless tempo run

Yesterday I took the day off.

Today left work early at last, I left at 5:48 p.m. , I was generally leaving 1 hour or more later, those days are not gone, I was lucky today.

I was running before 7 p.m. and did not run with a watch because my brother took it to his run. As I have been running easy the whole week (outside the strides that I did on Tuesday), I decided to run faster today and do some kind of tempo progression running enterely by effort. I asked my friend Jose who did the " my home to the conservatory" segment with me, to take the time and the laps.

So as soon as We entered the park, I started to accelerate and in the second lap or so I was at tempo effort already, I decided to do 5 laps at that effor, the last 2 were a struggle but the pace was managable. the 6th lap was easy, I wanted to do a couple of strides there, but I was tired and decided to do that as a cool down. Afer the 6th lap did almost 2 mins. Total time was 43:29, but my friend stopped the watch way later than I usually stop it, so take to that time around 30 seconds.

Anyway, that does not matter in the grand scheme of things, because what matters is effort and the effort was spot on today. It seems that my body just dial into that pace very quickly.

Splits according to the cellphone of my friend were 10:58 for the first 2 laps, He must have missed me in the first lap, 5:13,5:15,5:16,6:28 + 1:47 to complete the 43:29.

I felt free running watchless, such as I feel in races. Need to do more of those watchless running, but wait a minute! I am doing my tempo runs without looking at it during the run, so its the same, maybe!but you get a sense of freedom when in each passing lap you dont have to press a button:)

Have a great Thursday!

martes, 26 de julio de 2016

Night easy running + 5 strides

Today I did my run earlier than yesterday, ok, not that early! at 7:52 p.m. I got out off my house to the conservatory feeling tired from work today and that reflected a lot after my run, was thirsty and exhausted, not because of the running, but because of the day in general.

I never looked at the watch and did 6 laps and 90 secs to finish the run there in 46:58. The plan today was to run easy and I was thinking of skipping the strides since rained hard today and the road was a bit wet, but I decided to do them in the last lap and to vary a bit the location where I start the second strider.

Splits were 8:02 to get to the park,6:22,6:19,6:18,6:14,6:16,5:36. The last lap was that fast because the strides that I did. I felt good on the srides, but felt sluggish and slow, again, I felt tired even before the run. I am happy I just got it done! Weather was very humid and total time was 46:58 for 7.5k or so.

Tomorrow is a rest day for me, ha! as if leaving work at 7 p.m. is rest, ha, well at least from running I rest!

Have a great Tuesday!

lunes, 25 de julio de 2016

Catching up a couple of runs

On Sunday evening I went out to run easy to the conservatory. I headed out at 6:30 p.m. I never looked at the watch till the end of the run, ran easy for 5 laps, then did the last lap hard. As hard as I could without losing my form and not going to crazy, but definetely working, I think I would not get down sub 4 mins in a lap (1k) right now, I always tend to flirt with the 4:30s and today's last lap was no exception.

Got there in 7:47, then did 6 laps in 6:22,6:21,6:13,6:22,6:23,4:31. Then did 90 more secs. Total time for 7.5k was 45:48 or so.

Today I had to run at 9:00 p.m. once more, I continue leaving work late, I wa tired and hungry before leaving, but I had to run.

Got out easy to the conservatory, did 5 laps and back home feeling good. Once you start running you feel good although the humidity these days is very high, so I was sweating early in the run. Got there in 8:09, then 5 laps in 6:30,6:25,6:23,6:20,6:15. Then 7:09 to get back home to finish up in 47:51 for 7.5k.

I thought that I was running faster for sure, but I have to put the palm on my back, not a lot of people go out running after 10+ hours of work. I must be crazy, or I really like to run!

Have a great Monday night!

sábado, 23 de julio de 2016

Morning easy run

Today I went out running at 8:20 a.m. as last Saturday, I wanted to run with company like the past Saturday, but I had to run alone this time around, ha, I always run alone so not too much of a problem.

I went out to the conservatory and ran easy. The sun was shining hard and the heat and humidity strong, the effort felt really easy, but I was generally tired, I think that is because I have been stressed with work lately.

Never looked at the watch, ran 5 laps to the conservatory and back home for a total of 7.5k. Splits looked like this: 7:56 to get to the conservatory, then 5 laps in 6:20,6:14,6:12,6:15,6:11, then 7:09 to finish up the 7.5k run in 46:53.

I thought that I was going slower to be honest, but it seems that fast pace on Thursday helped to get the turnover a bit faster. As I post this I realize that I did not feel any soreness from that progressive run, I mus have been improving.

Have a great Saturday night!

viernes, 22 de julio de 2016

Thursday late night progressive tempo

Yesterday it was another 9:05 p.m. run, its good to find out a new time for running, you have to explore new ways to get your running in, and even more when you are leaving work way too late.

Yesterday I had planned to run somewhat fast, because I was going to rest today (Friday) again, that is the schedule that is working for me the last few weeks, and taking advantage of the weekends.

So I headed out without having eaten dinner and that worked well, not side stitch today. I ran easy till the conservatory, then I said to myself that I wanted to do all laps sub 6 mins, not that hard, but a little faster than my normal easy pace and if I felt good I would increase pace.

I felt good and the splits were like this 6:03,5:52,5:44,5:23,5:10, then got off the conservatory and did the last 1.2k in 6:11, did not sprint, but finished at a strong pace. Did 7.5k total in 42:54. That was a good progressive run and I finished feeling strong and not huffing and puffing like most tempo runs. Either I am getting better or I felt better at the end because I eased into it . Either way, I am happy with this run, given the late start and the fact that I have been very stressed by work.

The running helps and when something is important to you, you will find a way!

Heat was strong also, I was sweating very much!

What is your excuse??

Have a great Friday!

martes, 19 de julio de 2016

Easy running

Today I left work at 6:40 p.m. and was out running at 7:30 p.m., later than I would have liked, but I have to get my training in. These past days have been crazy at work and the stress continues, luckily I have the running that helps me decompress a bit and relieve stress, the best stress reliever in my book.

I was a bit sore from Sunday so I took it easy, but as I am resting tomorrow, I sped up a bit in the last couple of laps, not a lot , but just enough to get sub 6 mins laps, so you can say it was steady state last couple of laps.

I felt good today, a bit tired at times, but generally good, the heat was awful and was soaking wet at the end.

I only looked at the watch post run, but the splits were 8:01 to get to the conservatory, 6 laps in 6:24,6:17,6:09,6:13,5:54,5:40. The last 2 laps were with a gatorade bottle in my hand, big mistake, I should have waited till the end of the run, I only took a little zip, I basically downed it post run. Finish up with 90 secs to finish my 7.5k run in 46:28.

Have a great night!

lunes, 18 de julio de 2016

Trying something new: Late night run

Today I tried a couple of new things, not because I wanted to, but sometimes you got to do what you can with the time given, so lets get start!

A friend called me when I was leaving work that He was close to my house and He would come visit me, I did not want to miss the run, so in the back of my mind I said to myself that I would run today no matter what, yea sounds obsessive, but I fee/felt very motivated with my running these days and I am enjoying it very much.

Another thing that I tried  was when I got here with my friend We both ate dinner , I ate a couple of chesse sandwiches, I never eat before my runs or at least that close to it, I ate those sandwiches 1 hour before I started running.

Sometimes you have to take risks to test some other methods, but in my book, those pre workouts before running does not apply too much, my stomach cant sit food very well so close to my running time, maybe for weightlifting is different because is not that continious as running.

I started running at 9:02 p.m. today, the latest I have gone out running in my almost 14 years of running, felt weird at the beginning, but then felt natural and the park was very peaceful.

Soon into the run I could feel those sandwiches in my stomach and I experienced a side stitch for a short amount of time, then I felt good, but then again experienced disconfort in my stomach, of course I was very hungry when I got home, I would not have waited till 10 p.m. to eat dinner, at 8 p.m I was ready to eat dinner and that is what I did.The best part of the run was the last lap in the conservatory where I could finally got into a groove and felt really good, the same on my way home, before that, it was just a caracter builder, from lap 2-4 I felt like crap, felt low in energy, but then as I said , things started to improve nicely, the good thing is that I never gave up and continued to do my planned run.

The run consisted in 5 laps to the conservatory and back to total 7.5k of running. Never looked at the watch and just kept the effort easy. Ran 1 lap with a friend of my friend Jose, We chatted a bit, but He only lasted one lap and I was all alone once again.

Splits were 7:54 to the to the conservatory, 5 laps in 6:29,6:33,6:31,6:26,6:21 and 7:03 to get home. As I said I felt really good at the end, maybe that was the time when I made the digestion, lol

7.5k in 47:54, Happy to have gotten my run in, no matter at what time!

It was nice to run at that time, it would be good to do a workout in the park at that time, not too much people, not people to dodge or dogs to dodge, you can get into a great groove during hard workouts at that time, of course, the sooner you get the run during the day the better. However, We dont always succeed at that, and We got to find an alternative, as long as you are running, time of day does not matter much, training put in is what really matters.

Have a great night!

domingo, 17 de julio de 2016

Tempo run + strides

Today I was unsure about doing my tempo run, even when I went out running, the plan was to run one lap at tempo effort, then one lap easy, repeat the process till 5-7 laps or so, but when I did my first lap easy that my tempo run started I decided to do a continous tempo run, felt good for the first couple of laps then got tired, by the end of the 3rd lap I was tired, I dont know if it was mental because I have been doing only 3k tempos. Decided to do 1 more lap at whatever pace following the same effort, of course when I got to the flat part I sped up a bit, but I was huffing and puffing too much, and wanted to keep myself under control.

So did 4k tempo, then did 1 lap easy, and then decided to do another lap doing 4 strides, then on the way home, in the last 500s decided to throw a couple of more strides, so it was a good day of training! 9.5k total in 54:58 and the run flew by mentally because I changed things up and dont followed the same pace for the whole run.

Splits were 7:59 to get to the park, then did 1 lap easy in 6:31, then 4 laps at tempo effort in 5:20,5:18,5:14,5:07, then 1 lap easy in 6:39, then 1 lap doing 4 strides in 5:24, I got surprised with that one because I almost equalled the tempo run pace and this lap doing strides felt easy, I just sped up for 100m, then jogged for another 100m before repeating the process once again, then I kept an easy pace till home, but moving the legs, since I wanted to make this day a quality day, in the last 500m as I said I threw I couple of 100m strides to total 6  x 100m strides to learn to run fast when tired and to practice my raw speed.

To be honest I thought that the tempo effort was faster today, but at the end of the day a tempo is a pace confortably hard and the pace for last week was faster than I should, so today it was more accurate, but I find that I finish the tempo effort more tired than I should given the slower pace, no biggies, thats what my body had for today and I felt really good at the end, very strong.

Note: I did not look at the watch during the run, I just run by effort, and look at the watch post run when I am at home, I am getting into the habit in doing that because following a precise pace for a tempo run its not optimal, you should run tempos off effort and easy runs for that matter!

It was a very productive weekend, a couple of 9.5k runs and one of them with quality thrown in! tomorrow its going to be very easy.

Have a great rest of Sunday!

sábado, 16 de julio de 2016

Morning hot run with good company

Today I was not sure if I was going to run in the morning or if I would procrastinate till the afternoon, I had something to do in the evening, so that afternoon could get complicated. So I grew a pair and headed out at 8:20 a.m. to the conservatory with the sun shining hard.

Within the first 5 mins I was sweating already I knew that its going to be a long day, I never looked at the watch, I considered to do a tempo run, but the way I was feeling in the first couple of laps and how hard the heat was, I skipped that, and opted to do the run completely easy.

when I had 2 laps and something I saw a woman and I wanted to catch her to run with somebody for a bit, its hard to run alone in that heat, it took me more than 1 lap to catch her, when I was approaching I recognized the woman, its a very athletic woman that I have seen for more than a year in the park running, and She runs at a good pace, so that would be a good fit. I had run with her in the past, but only for a short period and She did not even remember me, I even knew her name.

Anyway, When I caught her I went ahead just a bit, but waited for her and then She ran nex to me, until She took off her earphones and asked, How many laps do you do? and I responded and We started talking briefly, I did not talk much because I realized She was struggling sometimes. I was only doing 5 laps, but I had something to do, and it was to help her finish her run, She was in her 1st lap or so when We met, so that was a good opportunity to add more mileage myself and to help her/motivate her to complete her run.

I dont coach anymore for lack of time decided to quit, but I am good at motivating others at running.

Ok! Back to the run! I worried when She had  a bit more than a lap to go and She was huffing and puffing and sometimes decreased the pace just too much, I just tried to encourage her the best that I could, but I did not over do it.

Luckily in the last lap She kind of recovered and even finished with a sprint, She has a very good  sprint ability, and it was very fun to run with her, I hope that We can meet again in the future, not easy to run alone in those conditions, and its always good to meet new people through running, I have met amazing people through this lovely sport!

After the sprint I just shook her hand and told her " good job" She said " thanks you too", I never told my name,  then I just turned and completed my 7th lap and headed home to complete 9.5k in 59:23.

Splits were: 7:47 to get to the park, then 7 laps in 6:23,6:17,6:05,6:17,6:02,6:34,6:07, then back home in 7:23 for a total of 59:23 for 9.5k.

As you can see, the splits were over the play, but that is the style of the gal, She would speed up and then 300s later She would decrease pace.

It was a good run all around, and that is why I love running, you could motivate each other, even strangers, when you are there clicking the miles, they are no longer strangers, they are part of your team, that is the beauty of running!

Of course, the tiredness went away, but my focus changed from being the tired to being the motivator, helper!

Have a great Saturday!

jueves, 14 de julio de 2016

Easy run with 6 strides

Yesterday was a day off. Today I went out running at 7:15 p.m. or so without  a watch because my brother took it to his run, yeah! I wanted to do a fast lap or 2, but wanted to track it so played by feel. When I went out I felt like crap for the first 20 mins, was feeling full, but after those 20 mins I started to feel better and better up to the point of in the last lap + my usual 90 seconds, did 6 strides, totaling around 7.8k.

I felt really good on the strides, very relaxed, smooth and fast. Would love to feel like that on intervals, but what can you do!!

Felt awesome at the end, and its amazing how a run can start awful and improve to greatness by the end.

Tomorrow is going to be another day off, before running a tempo on the weekend and maybe  a longer run. I want to lose more weight, because I am eating a lot of junk lately, and see my belly getting a bit bigger, so dont want to lose all the progress that I have made.

7.8k without a watch, feeling great at the end. Weather was hot!

Have a great Thursday and Friday!

martes, 12 de julio de 2016

Night easy run

Today I was not sure if I was going to get my run in, because I left work somewhat late, at 6:52 p.m. then bought groceries quickly, and I got out to my run at 7:45 p.m., I did not want to lose my run, so I left work I decided that I would get my run in no matter what, and thats how that worked.

I went out easy to the conservatory , and got there in 7:56, then did 6 laps that mentally were long, but phisically I felt fine, first lap in 6:25, worked my way down to 5:55 in the last lap. Not bad after 2 whopper combos at lunch time.

Felt good and the weather was not as nasty as yesterday, did 7.5k in 47:15 or so. Happy to have run one more time, today it was a stressful day at work, and those stressful days will continue! but I am prepared for that and the running is my outlet so that I can beat whatever is thrown my way!

Have a great night folks!

lunes, 11 de julio de 2016

Evening Easy run

Today after work, at 7:10 p.m. I went out to the conservatory at an easy pace and did 7 laps there. The plan was to run my normal 6 + 90 secs, but when I was about to finish a friend of mine caught me and I decided to do one more lap. I was soaked to the bone at the end, the humidity and heat was awful, wow! That did not impact my pace I guess!

I finished the 8.5k in 53:10 or so, laps were 6:25 the slowest ( the 1st one) and the last one was 5:55( the fastest), the others were 6:09-6:14 range. I felt good, but a bit tired at times, and the weather was I said was awful, but felt strong overall.

It was good to run more than normal, even if it was just 1k , but  if I want to improve performance I got to start running longer, this is an aerobic sport after all, but in the conservatory is not that easy to increase distance!

Have a great start to the week!

domingo, 10 de julio de 2016

Mini tempo run to finish up the week

Today I headed running at 6:10 p.m., the plan was to do another 3k tempo run, but I have to increase those to 5k once again, enough for 3k.

I headed out to the conservatory easy , then did 1 more easy lap to complete my warm up, then did 3k at tempo effort, which I think it was harder than I should have, then did 1 more easy lap, and headed back home to finish 7.5k in 44:28. Did 2 x 100s strides in the last 500m to loosen up the legs, since they were heavy and somewhat uncoordinated on the way home!

Splits were 8:08 to get to the conservatory, 1 easy lap in 6:39, then 3laps at tempo effort in 5:05,5:08,4:58, then 1 easy lap to cool down in 6:48, back home in 7:04. I felt good, but was huffing and puffing more than necessary, and I can see why, the pace was faster than I normally do in this terrain, I think I should run longer instead of faster, but I am not looking at the watch during the run, so it was purely by effort, I need to go out slower and do the tempo longer. Anyway, I am happy because without forcing the pace, I am running faster, eventhough my easy pace is so slow sometimes, it does not seem to hinder my faster paces.

Good workout in, a bit tired at the end, but feeling strong. 5 runs this week, and feeling really good despite the workload at work and the stress that I am getting from it, its not affecting my running though!

Have a great Sunday!

sábado, 9 de julio de 2016

Very easy run

Today I headed out to run later than planned, I went out running at 7:10 p.m. or so, a bit later for a Saturday, but I knew that there ( in the conservatory) were going to be people and a lot of kids, thats how it played out.

I went out easy and was feeling a bit full in the stomach for the first 20 mins, after that I felt pretty good, but kept the pace very easy though. I want to do some tempo tomorrow. However, at the end of the run when I looked at my watch, I was surprised with the time, I honestly thought that I was going faster, but hey, effort is what really matters and I felt really good and easy.

7.5k total in 48:29, with 5 laps in the park from 6:34 the slowest lap to 6:25 the fastest, nothing to be surprised about. Weather was a bit hot, but managable.

Happy to have run and very greatful!

Have a great Saturday!

jueves, 7 de julio de 2016

Easy run with fast finish after long day at work

Today it was intense at work, so I leave at 6:40 p.m. , so that means no time to relax between work and my run, I find it a good thing,no time to consider the run or not. So as soon as I got home at 7:15 p.m. I got dressed and headed out.

The plan today was to run easy, but I felt so good, that I needed to do at least 1k fast and thats what I did, the last km at interval pace, huffing and puffing , but without losing my form.

Got there in 8:06, then 6 laps in 6:11,6:04,6:09,6:12,6:11,4:32. The pace reflected how fresh I felt, I always start around 15 seconds slower per lap, I have to admit that another runner had a gap on me of 10m and I sped up to match him so that I did not run alone, then basically waited for him for 2 laps before I never see him again, He stopped or something. I was holding back because on Saturdays I do my tempo runs, and I only have 1.5 days till Saturday.

But in the other hand, I thought that I felt so good and I rested yesterday and probably will rest tomorrow so what the heck, with 1 lap to go I really increased the pace and after that lap I continued at that pace/effort for 100m more , before slowing down to a jog to finish the 7.5k in 45:20, of course I always say 7.5k, but I think its a bit more, but who cares.

7.5k in the books, feeling very good although very stressful day at work, and probably the sressful days will continue, but as I have said before, that does not have to do with your running, you might have a very heavy day at work, but your run might be the opposite. The opposite scenario is also true, ha.

Have a great Thursday!

martes, 5 de julio de 2016

Easy watchless evening rainy run

Today after work I was unsure if I was going to be able to run because the whole had been raining and even on my way home from work just minutes before my run it started raining hard, so I was considering to run or not.

I took a short nap, and at 7:20 p.m. I headed out because it was not raining, so why not get out and run some. I went out to the conservatory watchless at an easy pace and did 5 laps, then came back home and completed the 7.5k.

The achilles bothered me some today, not too much, but it was present. That thing dissapear in the last couple of laps and I felt the best during those laps. I finally could get into a groove, because the first few laps, although I did not feel bad, I was not feeling great either, but luckily that changed in the last 2 laps.

Good and easy run, another run in the books!!7.5total!

Have a great rainy Tuesday!

lunes, 4 de julio de 2016

Zapping the zero

Yesterday I ran in the evening, around 6:15 p.m. Went out to the conservatory and did 5 laps easy for a total of .5k finishing here at home. Total time was 47:28 and laps were 6:28 down to 6:19, very relaxed and fresh despite doing a tempo run the the day before. I really did not feel sore, as opposed to last week where I felt very sore the day after the tempo, and the tempo was slower. This week I felt normal the day after and much more fresh. Felt good and happy to have run.

Today after work I went out at 6:50 pm. to the conservatory to do another easy run, did 6 laps and 90 seconds to finish there and to complete the 7.5k. total time was 46:20 or so. Laps were 6:29,6:26,6:18,6:18,6:08,4:59. Yeah that 4:59 surprised me, but I wanted to do strides or something fast but not too taxing in the last lap, just before the last lap, a very fast runner that always passes me like I am walking, passed me and I tried to follow him, just could follow him for 200-300, then I gave up, I did not want to turn this into a workout. Ran easy for 100m, then accelerated again for 200s or so, decreased speed again, and then accelerated again, but a much more controlled and sustained pace, then did 90 secs very easy after that lap. I did not look at the watch, I just see splits post run, and I was somewhat suprised to have run sub 5 mins in the last lap, given the segment where I ran very slow, maybe in the fast segmens I really pushed.

As I type this, I dont feel any soreness, so I hope it continues that way, since I want to to a workout on Wednesday. Felt good today, but since I started I was having problems in my right achilles, that felt a bit unconfortable at times. I hope its nothing to worry about!

Have a great start to the week!

domingo, 3 de julio de 2016

Why I deleted my message apps

A lot of people look at me in a weird manner when I say to them that I dont have a whatsapp account, everybody have that applicacion these days and abnormal are people that dont have that app.

I had whatsapp, but when I changed my cellphone in May or so of 2015, I did not download it and have not had whatsapp since then, and I have survived. I told people that if they wanted to comunicate they could put a SMS or call me. I have not had a facebook account either for more than a year.

This year, on February, a friend of mine took my phone and istalled whatsapp and hangouts, I deleted whatsapp, but keep the hang out installed and found that application interesting, as no everybody has that application, I could keep some privacy there.

Then, on March or April I gave the telegram a try( also a great app), its much faster than whatsapp, and you can send videos and messages voices, it was way cheaper than SMS, and more practical of course.

But something strange happened and today , this morning to be exact I made sure to eliminate the google hang outs and the telegram for good, those apps can be very useful if used correctly. I certainly was not using them that correctly and I was losing more than I was earning from them.

I am not saying that technology is bad, but the use that WE give to it is often wrong, heck when I was whatsapp free and did not have any message app, I looked at couples, families, friends, random people together but at 1000 miles apart because they were together but so focused on that little screen, that made me sick.

I was against that, but when I downloaded the telegram and hang outs, I was becoming that kind of person, I dont have internet on my cellphone, (so at work hours did not have access to it), I do have on my house and as soon as I came home, I started chatting and small talk on those apps, neglecting a lot of aspects of my life, luckily, the running was not one of them.

But heck, in the last few weeks I was realizing that the cellphone was controlling me and I was losing precious time because on weekends I spended a lot on those applications, neglecting other projects or hobbies, for example, I bought a book for weight lifting, I have not finished the damn book, other people would say that its a lack of time, I would say is my own responsability because I opted to waste my time instead of taking advantage of it. Would I have use the time to my advantage I would have finished that 300+ pages book a long time ago, I only have read 100 pages.

Another reason is that I was getting paranoic, such as a lot of whatsapp users, when you chat with a person you care, and that person, see your message but that person wont respond to you, you get paranoic, you say " hey, u see the message, but I have not gotten a reply", maybe that person is busy, did not actually saw the message or ignored you, but you upfront assume that that person ignored your message and you lose precious time thinking about that shit.

Another reason, you think you are connecting with people, but you actually arent, of course you can shoot a sexual message( for flirt purposes to your partner, etc) here and there and its good, but for the most part text messages is not really connecting in my book.

You see a lot of people chatting the whole day and are very social virtually, but when you see them interacting in a real world, those people are actually boring and get bored without technollogy, you look that they get impatient, when they are sitting there doing nothing. I got sick of it, and I was being an hypocrit living like those I often critize.

Therefore, I decided to eliminate those apps, I already feel free and dont want an app to control me, that mysterious feeling is gone, with that technology you can know where is everyone at every moment, is that healthy in a relationship? maybe it is, but in my book it is not and you have to live by your own truth and principles.

I felt much more free when I did not have those apps, I did not get paranoic thinking about if x person received, ignored, read my message or not, when you dont have those apps around you cant really get worried about that, and thinking that shit, I assumed I needed to get a life and start investing my time in better things and more productive things.

Maybe I ll get judged because of that,but I dont care, you have to live your truth and dont alwaws follow the pack. When real values, real relationships were built in the past, none of those apps were up, so its certainly possible to create unforgetabble experiences without them.

Again, a lot of those apps have a lot of advantages, but I dont give a good use and on a personal note it cause me more harm than good, for that reason, whatsapp, telegram, hangouts, facebook, you are out for good!

I did not intend to post this, but decided to since its a problem is affecting society believe or not! see you in my next run post!

Saturday morning tempo

It seems that I forgot to post yesterday. Its rare in me, but I posponed the post till I forget completely about it.

Yesterday morning, later than planned though, around 8:20 a.m. I went out by my own,, my father in in the USA till August 8th, so those weekend morning runs I ll have to do them alone.

I went out to the conservatory easy, and ran 1 lap easy, I had planned another 3k at tempo effort, 1 lap easy to finish and back home for a total of 7.5k.

The heat was very strong and it was not easy to tolerate that heat, but I ran faster than last week eventhough it was hot as hell. Never looked at the watch till after run, but I took splits which were 8:00 to get to the conservatory, 6:36 first lap easy, 3 laps(3k) in 5:13,5:14,5:03, around 16 or secs faster than last week, and I dont signs of soreness today, as opposed to last week that I felt very sore on Sunday, today I am normal and I am looking forward to my easy run in the evening. 6:42 for the last lap easy and finished the 7.5k in 44:37.

To be honest when I stopped the heart rate was at 1000 bpm, but the heat had a lot to do with it, felt good, felt decent, but a lot of work need to be done, I want to do my tempo runs in sub 25 mins for the 5k (sub 5 min per lap/km).

Stay tuned for today`s  evening run post!

Have a great Sunday!