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Training Report - 3rd week

The third week is done. 9 more to go till race day.

The coldest week so far. After Tuesday’s run the temperatures drop and I got what I think it was a early case of Christmas blues, for some reason I wasn’t able to run for a couples of days which left me with a busy weekend ahead.

On Friday I decided to caught up with the training schedule and got the 2 miles plus the strides that were scheduled for Wednesday and from then Saturday and Sunday I got bussy logging 6 and 10 miles respectively.

Interesting enough I have been doing the Sunday’s long run with 2 days of rest but since this week I was a “runcastrinator” I did it with no rest day at all, The legs felt great, even better than with the 2-day rest. Don’t know why, but I going to do the same this weekend and see how it goes as far as the long run.

Besides, catching up with the training schedule, this week was great, the 10 miler were done at 9:01 per mile, which put me very close to my pace goal, so I’m pretty pleased with that.

See you all in the road, keep on running

With how many days of rest do you do your long run?

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My fortune cookie knows all about running 

My fortune cookie knows all about running 

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Dodge Latin Music Miami Beach ½ Marathon

I’ve been looking forward to do one of this Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon series event unfortunately for me, they were all far away from home.

That changed today… bring it on Miami

Event info here

See you in Miami Bitch 

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Week 3 - Preview

It looks like week No: 3 is going to be a cold one for Fl standards, The highest temp. tomorrow is going to be in the upper 40’s and for the next few days is going to be lower than that.

F**K you cold weather. 

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Training Report - 2nd week

The second week is done. 10 more to go till race day.

Another week of 20+ miles. It was easier than the last week, but it got cold, freezing cold a couple of days. I hate cold, or I should say I hate running in freezing cold weather. But I got through it and I’m thinking about it as a pre-winter training. Florida’s winter isn’t as cold as in some other places, but for a South American like me it is COLD. So let’s see how cold it gets in January!!. Note to myself: WINTER GLOVES!

This week’s sessions weren’t very different from the previous week, but not by much, the amount of miles were pretty much the same. Last Sunday’s long run I had some energy/nutrition problems by the end of the run and I think this week got better, way better. Today it was the first day ever that I eat something before running. I felt pretty good and and my fear of GI’s issues were conquered.

The pace is still off but not by much, I think that with the amount of speed-work that I’m doing it should get better in the next 10 weeks.

Signing off for now

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ME AND RUNNING DON ALWAYS SEE EYE TO EYE.
Some days it hurts more than others. But it doesn’t mean I don’t do it. I deal with it and I keep running because not everything that is good for you always feels good for you.
EVERY DAY IS THE DAY

ME AND RUNNING DON ALWAYS SEE EYE TO EYE.

Some days it hurts more than others. But it doesn’t mean I don’t do it. I deal with it and I keep running because not everything that is good for you always feels good for you.

EVERY DAY IS THE DAY

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It’s pretty simple… just get out and RUN

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One more reason to run!
As you contemplate eating that second helping at the next holiday party, consider this: A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine looked at a group of 1.46 million white, nonsmokers between the ages of 19 and 84 over a 10 year period. They found a disturbing correlation between Body Mass Index (weight in kilograms divided by height—in meters—squared) and likelihood of death. People with a BMI between 20 and 24.9 were the least likely to have died within the 10 year period. Here is how much a higher BMI increased chances of death within 10 years.
SOURCE “Body-Mass Index and Mortality among 1.46 Million White Adults.”
A collaboration between GOOD and Greg Hubacek
Via: GOOD

One more reason to run!

As you contemplate eating that second helping at the next holiday party, consider this: A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine looked at a group of 1.46 million white, nonsmokers between the ages of 19 and 84 over a 10 year period. They found a disturbing correlation between Body Mass Index (weight in kilograms divided by height—in meters—squared) and likelihood of death. People with a BMI between 20 and 24.9 were the least likely to have died within the 10 year period. Here is how much a higher BMI increased chances of death within 10 years.

SOURCE “Body-Mass Index and Mortality among 1.46 Million White Adults.”

A collaboration between GOOD and Greg Hubacek

Via: GOOD

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CW-X Compression Socks

2nd post tonight… I’m in a roll.

About 3 months ago I bought a pair of CW-X Compression Socks to help me out on the recovery process after long runs. They work great, I usually use them after a long run and overnight, and by the next morning there is no pain.

So, today and because of the freezing cold temps outside I finally got to wear them for an actual run. The results… AMAZING!!! So far, I did a 2 miles run and 4X800 at tempo effort (all out) and 4 hours after the run I’m feeling pretty good. No sore calf or anything at all, I could actually go for another a run right now.

After watching a lot of professional and non-professional triathletes wearing compression socks at the 70.3 Ironman Championship in Clearwater I was wondering if they work. Well they do.

I’m looking forward put more runs into them now that I know they work pretty good. Bring on the cold weather!

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On the cold side…

Week #2 of training begins on the cold side.

The temperature tonight at the start of the scheduled 5 miles was 40º and the end was close to 35º

The amount of things that I wore today wasn’t normal:

1 s/s t-shirt

1 l/s t-shirt

1 jacket

2 tights

Compression socks

1 beannie hat

I didn’t find the gloves but were a MOST at the beginning, not so much at the end

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