June 30, 2013. Training June is Over… Here we go July!

HI!

I’m so happy to finish this training June, but everything don’t stop here, let me tell you. I finish this month reaching my goal of run a 5k = 3.1 miles. That’s amazing, it feel so good when you have a goal and you made it thru. I also this month I did 16 runs to a total of 30.14 miles.
Today was a sucessful and nice run for finish this amazing training month.

Down below 2 photos!! (the images included in this post they are both from my Nike + running app profile).

Distance: 3.11 mi

Time: 39.07

Pace: 12’34″/mi

Calories burn: 369

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C.P.

June 28,2013. Please Help Me with my new running shoes!!

Hi Everyone!

I’m in the hunt for new running shoes.

>>Please Comment down below with your favorite running shoes!!!!!!<<

I always used Nike, but this time I want to explore and trying something new. That may be change my performance and gave me a new experience when I’m out running.

My running shoes:

  • Nike Lunarglide 2: I used them for a few runs but now I only use them when I’m doing my workout at home or to going to a game.
  • Nike training Nike Free fit 2: My actual running shoes. I like this kind a sneakers because the fit on my feet are amazing. the only thing that worry me is that the sole is slim and when I run more than 2.00 miles my feet start to getting numb in the front part. I don’t know! If the slim sole that helps me to grab the pavement well, is affecting me for not having a good cushioning at the moment my feet impact the pavement.

What brand?

(Saucony, Mizuno, Asics (I already try them), Brooks, New Balance or Nike)

>>Please Comment down below with your favorite running shoes!!!!!!<<

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C.P.

June 25, 2013. Not Enough!

Hi!

Today the weather in my area during the morning was raining like crazy. In the afternoon the lovely sun came out raising the temperature. Until the night that finally got to a good temperature. So decided to run but this time at the gym because was almost 8:00pm. I start running in the treadmill. I was doing fine since the treadmill stop. I almost fell. I didn’t expect that.

When I check my phone to verify the distance I was only in 0.39mi in 3:56min. I try to start again I set the treadmill and ran for few minutes so I check my phone again and the app stay on 0.39mi but this time was 6:58min. I was like “what the hell” is happening. So I decided to run in the pavement since the treadmill and the app don’t work well together. And I want a record in my profile. So I get out of the gym and start running I was so happy because it feel so good and I run 1.07mi in 12:38min / pace 11’46″/mi.

Also when I get home I did some workout too, (5 pushups & 25 sit up ‘military style’).
This image is just for the pavement run because the treadmill run was a fail.

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(this image is a screenshot from my Nike + running profile)

 

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C.P.

June 24, 2013. The race today felt great!!

Hi!

Today was a good day. The race today felt great. My mood is happy so I think it influenced.

I notice since I modify the day I don’t run, I feel like my body has more resistance. So I do workout at home, with my 2/ 10pound weights.

What I do?

  • Basic stretch
  • 25 sit ups (military style)
  • 5 push up
  • 30sec plank
  • 3 sets – 10pounds weight – 15 repetitions (biceps and triceps)
  • 3 sets of 20 repetitions (squats)
  • 2 sets of 20 repetitions (Donkey kick) per leg
  • 2 sets of 20 rept. (Front lunges)
  • 2 sets of 20 rept. (Side lunges)
  • 20 rept. (Hip Brigde)
  • 20 rept. (Overhead arm clap)

Now for Today June 24, 2013. #RUN

  • Distance: 2.00miles
  • Time: 23:53min
  • Pace: 11’54″/mi
  • Calories burn 249
  • Temp: 73 degrees F.

Let me tell you today I feel like a winner. I’m so happy that was felt good to run today. While running the wind felt like a good helper to my breathing, and in no time I had a problem with it. A good news for today’s run is that I do not stop at any time to take a few steps, and that’s Amazing!

Note: Today I finally pass to orange level on my Nike + running app.

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(This image is a edited screenshot from my Nike + running profile)

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C.P.

June 20, 2013. My knee is bothering me!

Hi!

Today I was supposed to run 2.50miles during in the run my knee start to inconvenience. I keep trying to reach my goal. Today was not that day and I need to learn pay attention to my body when enough is enough. I run 1.95mi, in the middle of the run my amore notice that I’m not in his way and he returned to find me. He ask me “Are you Okay?” and my answer was “My knee” I almost in tears for a moment because I felt frustrated.He is my magic, he is helping me. So he told me “If you need to stop, then stop…Don’t push to hard”. I was like; no I don’t want to but my body was telling me something; so I stop.

Background info: (Check here “About”) I was in the volleyball team in my university, maybe my knee is bother me because  of many falls, bumps and rolls to the floor as part of the game and training.

If the knee still hurting me, I’m going to visit the doctor.

June 20,2013

Miles: 1.95mi

Time: 25:01min 

Pace: 12’49″/mi

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C.P.

June 17, 2013. A little bit more…

Hi!
Today was like every single Monday in my life. I was tired, I don’t want to do anything beside stay in bed all day. But I have a training plan so I can not skip the days.
Today I ran with company, my amore!
He told me “You need to push a little bit harder today”. I was like “oh yeah” because I love challenges.
So we change our usual route to extend the run .50mi more.
And I did it!!! Run 2.50miles!!!
I was feeling very sore. I reaches the point that it did not feel my feet and I felt exhausted but I keep running and I culminate what I started.

2.50miles – pace: 12’30”/mi – 31:17min.

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 (photo is a screenshot from my Nike plus profile)

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C.P.