martes, 27 de junio de 2017

Catching Up

I have been running, but not how I want.

Past week I did 4 runs starting on Thursday.

Thursday- I did 34:48 for 5.5k at 6:00 a.m., Felt good.

Friday -  I did 33:09 in 5.5k at 6:00 a.m. Felt good again.

Saturday - Ran with my father at 7:00 a.m., and I did 5.5k once again in 32:47, my father and I were head to head, but with 100s to go I took off and built 16 seconds or so on Him.

Sunday - If I remember correctly, I think I was in the 33:40s range for 5.5k. Another 7 a.m. run.

That week finished at 4 runs for me.

Monday  - Rest.

Today I woke up at 5:30 a.m. after 8+ hours of sleep. Went out with my father at 6:07 a.m. to the conservatory, and We did 5.5k in 33:47 (myself) and 33:54 ( himself), I outsprinted him, I was ahead for the basically the whole run, but He caught me with about 150m to go, then I finished in a sprint, like I am doing in the last few runs, I built 7 seconds on him. Felt good.

Have a great Start to the week!

domingo, 18 de junio de 2017

Finishing up the week

On Thursday We had a public holiday here, so I could run past 7:00 a.m. in the morning. We my father and I decided to run with a couple of friends in " El parque del este", so I planned on doing 2 laps there which is 8k. We started the run pretty slow, then I find myself ahead and was building a gap I encouraged them to go at my pace, but they stayed behind, so that meant to run alone.

I was not feeling very good because the prior day I would just push a little bit for my current fitness.  The first lap came in 24:30 and I was tired, but faced the 2nd half, 1k in the second lap I caught another woman runner, as soon as I put myself next to her, She sped up to kept the pace with me, then We introduced ourselves and encouraged each other, the heat was very strong there. She helped me a lot and made the kms go easier and faster, when I had around 1.8k to go, my father joined us( He when He completed the 4k lap He started running in the opposite direction than me, so We could then meet at some point), then Claudia turned around and I finished the last km with my father. Finished the 8k in 48:12.

Splits per km were: 6:22,5:58,6:22,5:47,6:01,5:57,6:07,5:36. I think that some splits were offs, some long, some short, because my effort did not change as much with each passing lap, but the times suggest otherwise.

Finished very tired, but glad I made it.

On Friday, I woke up to run in the morning when suddently starting raining heavy, I bagged the run.

Yesterday, I went out by myself to the conservatory and did 5.5k in 34:27, the heat is still sucking, but I battled it out and get the run done. This run wsa done at 7:05 a.m.

Today I woke up at 6:30 a.m., but the sun was shining in full force. I almost skip the run, but then decided to do it, sometimes you are not going to be motivated, but you have to do it anyway. Decided to leave the watch at home this time and ran without a watch. Went to the conservatory, did 3 laps and back home, felt good, but unconfortable because of the heat.

And again I am feeling the pounds, even an old guy that I had time without seeind there in the park, when He saw me He asked me what happened and stared at me, like if I was an allien, yea I have put around 30 pounds since 2010. I just laughed, but in the back of my mind, I know what I have to do to be lean and to increase my performance, but isntead keep eating like a pig. 5.5k untimed.

4 runs this week. Not great, but not a disaster either.

Have a great end of the week!

miércoles, 14 de junio de 2017

Midweek catch up

On Sunday I did 5.5k watchless with my father, I finished a couple of mins ahead of him, but I kept the effort very easy, except when I started the run that from the get go I started fast till around 500-600s, then ran easy the rest of the way. The next day I could feel the DOMS.

Monday and Tuesday were rest day. I definately have to start getting my runs in the morning.

Today I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and was out with my father at 6:07 a.m., He did work today, I ran before work, as soon as I started I felt good and strong, knew that it was going to be a good day. Took my splits but never looked at them, except when I finished my run.

Did 5.5k in 31:53, was a bit surprised with the pace, and with the way I felt today. Got to the park in 7:28, then did 3 laps in 6:11,5:48,5:37. Eventhough I ran progressely faster each lap, an old women that had a good pace built a gap on every lap, She was running in the opposite direction, I mean, I was clockwise and She was counterclockwise, She was fast.

Anyway, did the final 1.2k in 6:19, accelerated the last 100m + fast. Finished strong and was ready to takle work. As I write this, I am pretty tired and left work at 8:00 p.m. feeling good, but tiredness is catching up now.

Have a great Humpday!

sábado, 10 de junio de 2017

1 min repeats

Yesterday I took the day off, running in the weekend I would complete my 5 runs this week.

This morning my father and I went to the conservatory at 7:00 a.m., and I started the run feeling flat, I thought that today`s run it was going to be a struggle, but after the big hill in the first 500m, I first pretty good and passed my father, the heat was striking strong and I kept the pace and would postpone my mini workout for tomorrow, but after the first lap in 6:20, I decided to do 5 x 1 mins, because my body was asking for  a change of pace, so I started the mini workout, completed my 5 x 1 mins with 1 mins easy in between, the next 2 laps came in 5:17 and 5:29, then headed home for the cool down finishing in 32:41 for 5.5k.

I felt really good at the end, but the heat was very strong. My father came a bit later in 35:50, He said that the heat was very bad and He could barely run.

Tomorrow will be another easy run before the match between Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal in the Roland Garros French Open. It should be an interesting match.

Have a great Saturday folks!

jueves, 8 de junio de 2017

Catching up

On Tuesday after work around 7:50 p.m., I headed out to do 7.5k. It was time to be back to my normal amount of kms. I was pissed off, so this time around I was not allow nobody passing me, and if somebody passed me it was going to be a hard battle.

I was running normally when in my last lap I passed a guy and He wanted to sit behind me, in the uphill I did a big surge, if He wanted to sit He would have to make a good effort, I left him in the dust. Did that  lap (km) in 5:18, after just speeding up at the halfway point of the lap. I finished the 7.5k in 45:34.

On Wednesday I took the day off.

On Thursday I was up at 4:05 a.m. and could not get back to sleep, so chatted a bit with my brother who is in Spain, and at 5:35 a.m. I headed out to the conservatory , never looked at the watch and ran 5.5k so that I dont miss my run at night. I have to adopt this morning routine since I am leaving work late, and I am hungry and low motivation at that time of the night to run, so the morning running would suits my current lifestyle better, and I would miss less sessions as well.

I saw my splits after today`s run and they were 8:01 to get to the conservatory and 3 laps in 6:22,6:18,6:20 and back in 7:03 to home to finish up 5.5k in 34:41.

Tomorrow I was going to take the day off, but I think I ll do another short run, to keep the consistency going, I have rested too much in the last few weeks.

Felt good, but had GI problems so I had to cut the run short.

Have a great Thursday!

martes, 6 de junio de 2017

Zappin the zero

Today I left work at 7pm and got out eunning almost at 8 pm..i thought that the weather would be ok..but it Just felt like a sauna..I was sweating a lot Just before the 800m mark.

I got to the conservatory in 7:44..then did 3 papa in 6:19,6:21,6:17..rhen back home in 6:31 to finish in 33:45 for 5.5k.i sped ip the last 300 and finish hard.

Felt good..but that heat was very unconfortable.

domingo, 4 de junio de 2017

Catching up

Not a lot of running to catch up.

Thursday May 25th, I ran 7.5k in 45:42. I kind of raced the run , because I was chasing a guy, and when I finally caught him, He sped up again, and I had nothing to respond, that wass my last lap, so I did not have another change, I lost I guess. its was at a controlled pace though, not racing.

Then did not run till Tuesday of this week. Did 5.5k in 34:13 at 7:50 p.m. , feeling pretty good.

Then Thursday did 33:51 for the same route and distance at almost 8 p.m. I leaving work late these days.

Saturday did another 5.5k in 33:43, feeling good.

Today did 5.5k  in 32:42, got the park in 7:38, then did 3 laps in 6:16,6:02,5:54, then back home in 6:25, pushed a bit in the last 500s and sprinted the last 100s.  Felt really good, it seems that the last night beer`s helped, eventhough I did not ate dinner. So the fueling discussion is very individidual.

4 runs this week, not optimal, but these days I have been very stressful with work and personal decisions. Running helps me to relieve stress, though, I have come to the realization, that with my current lifestyle is difficult to train seriously for a race, I enjoy my runs , but I dread racing. Anyway, sooner or later I ll have to come back to it.

Have a great Sunday!