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« on: June 17, 2018, 02:50:01 am »
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Those who know me from irc know ive been concentrating on boxing for years.  Recently decided to stop focusing on that for many reasons not really worth explaining on here.  Maybe in the future but who knows.   So I decided to keep running to stay active, fit sane and to have something to do since most stuff seems pointless to me now.  Here goes my mostly running(atleast for the time being) log.  My first immediate goal is to get sub 20 minutes in a 5k race.  Years ago in my first 5k i hit my current PR of 21:22.  This year I started running in a few 5ks again and my closest to that was 21:35.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 02:57:16 am »
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Sat June 18 2018

easy 6 mile run  took 1 hour 2 minutes.  ran in the hot part of the day(hot and humid in southeast texas) and I have been eating and drinking way more junk than i need to be in the past few days so i was drenched in sweat.  My calves hurt more than usual for this type of run which is weird because I wasn't trying to go fast..... not sure why....
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 03:33:14 am »
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Those who know me from irc know ive been concentrating on boxing for years.  Recently decided to stop focusing on that for many reasons not really worth explaining on here.  Maybe in the future but who knows.   So I decided to keep running to stay active, fit sane and to have something to do since most stuff seems pointless to me now.  Here goes my mostly running log.  My first immediate goal is to get sub 20 minutes in a 5k race.  Years ago in my first 5k i hit my current PR of 21:22.  This year I started running in a few 5ks again and my closest to that was 21:35.

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 10:12:02 am »
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Sunday June 17 2018
1 mile warmup
4 X 400s @ 1:35 1:40 1:40 an 1:40
2.5 mile jog

spent the night at my parents house in my hometown orange tx.  stayed up watched boxing and afterward my mind was restless as it is on most nights plus ima night person anyways. didnt get much sleep.  AM workout plan was to try 12 400s with a target of 1:40 for each one.  Never did something like that before so wasnt sure how hard it would be.  The track i wanted to goto is usually secluded and i wanted to be the only person there as I'm not a people person.  Unexpectedly there was a guy there and that kinda annoyed me.  after 4 400s i didnt really wanna keep pushing it (although it wasnt all that hard but it probably would have been toward the end) and resting 1 min in between and mentally i just wanted to get a run in and go back home. so i just ended up jogging 2.5 miles and calling it quits.
today and yesterday my calves have been feeling it more than usual than when ive done similar runs and boxing workouts. not sure whats up with that

 hanging out with my dad for a few hours then i gotta drive back home and work a shift tonight. Might go for a run after my shift

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 03:28:44 pm »
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5.1 mile easy stroll in 58 minutes in the rain. tropical disturbance in gulf has it pretty much raining at any given time next few days. Was really wet and sloppy feeling afterwards. Just glad my phone still works i was running with it in my pocket at a few points lol.

shooting for 40 miles this week at some point soon i will start hitting up gym for weights so i wont get weak or maybe just calisthenics because the people at the gym get on my nerves
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 09:56:08 pm »
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yo!!

glad you're getting more into this running stuff, it should be good for you, like it is more. really helps squeeze the poison out of the brain sponge. The longer you run, the more it melts away - at least in my experience. Takes a while to get that fit, but once you do, it's amazing what ~2+ hours can do to your brain. I mean it helps even 30-60 minutes, but it really gets impressive @ 2-3 hours. You can start out a run angry, annoyed, depressed, etc .. and finish only trying to survive. By that time, everything is gone. Everything is clear. It's beautiful. :ninja: :ibrunning:

if you stay consistent this summer, should destroy your previous PR's in the fall and even more so in the winter.

also, rain runs ftw.

Like i've said a ton of times, keep a training journal, if not here, somewhere. Glad to see you journaling again on here, but if you stop, keep journaling somewhere, even if it's just in a notebook. As it grows, you can go back and learn from it, but you also become in tune with it, and it really helps you improve more efficiently.

Finally, keep easing in to it. No need to rush it. Keep the majority of your runs enjoyable & relaxed, with 1 or 2 speed sessions a week at most. The more you train at "enjoyable pace", the easier it is to build the overall mileage & get out the door every day. If every day you are dreading a speed session etc, it becomes very difficult. Based on the way you're training now, it's pretty good.

The best advice i've heard in a while, is from Fernando Cabada. They asked him what would be the #1 piece of advice to those dedicated runners out there, he literally said: "be gentle with yourself". Took him a long time to figure that out, and he's one of those .` mhm folks, so his advice really clicked w/ me.

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 03:30:23 am »
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yo!!

glad you're getting more into this running stuff, it should be good for you, like it is more. really helps squeeze the poison out of the brain sponge. The longer you run, the more it melts away - at least in my experience. Takes a while to get that fit, but once you do, it's amazing what ~2+ hours can do to your brain. I mean it helps even 30-60 minutes, but it really gets impressive @ 2-3 hours. You can start out a run angry, annoyed, depressed, etc .. and finish only trying to survive. By that time, everything is gone. Everything is clear. It's beautiful. :ninja: :ibrunning:

if you stay consistent this summer, should destroy your previous PR's in the fall and even more so in the winter.

also, rain runs ftw.

Like i've said a ton of times, keep a training journal, if not here, somewhere. Glad to see you journaling again on here, but if you stop, keep journaling somewhere, even if it's just in a notebook. As it grows, you can go back and learn from it, but you also become in tune with it, and it really helps you improve more efficiently.

Finally, keep easing in to it. No need to rush it. Keep the majority of your runs enjoyable & relaxed, with 1 or 2 speed sessions a week at most. The more you train at "enjoyable pace", the easier it is to build the overall mileage & get out the door every day. If every day you are dreading a speed session etc, it becomes very difficult. Based on the way you're training now, it's pretty good.

The best advice i've heard in a while, is from Fernando Cabada. They asked him what would be the #1 piece of advice to those dedicated runners out there, he literally said: "be gentle with yourself". Took him a long time to figure that out, and he's one of those .` mhm folks, so his advice really clicked w/ me.

peace!

thanks mijo!! I dont think i will have to worry about overdoing it as running/conditioning has usually been my least favorite part of the sports training ive done over the years.  But I HAVE to train for something competitive in my free time or my mind will go insane in idle time because I've constantly trained almost my whole life.  Plus on my easy runs i feel way better afterward.  Even after I try for hard runs I dread it in between sets and before the run but afterward if i push myself and hit or get near my target mentally i feel good and accomplished.  still considering doing bjj as a hobby since its combat sport but thats probably only if i move back near orange because they have a 10th planet bjj near there and i dont want to train in the gi which most of the places near me now are for the gi.  Regardless I will still keep running for healthy living mijo!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 03:31:37 am »
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Tuesday June 19th
Unintentional rest day
its been raining all day and I just couldnt get myself up and out of bed until it was time to get ready for work
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 03:37:28 am »
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Wednesday June 20th
Post shift run
got start around 12:45 AM
its been raining off and on all day so i had planned on hitting up the gym i have a membership at and running on treadmill for an hour.  It stopped raining when I was off of work so I "made a run for it" from my house to my usual stroll route to try to beat the rain.


slow run 7.6 miles in 1 hour and 25 minutes

The initial plan when I decided to go this route was the exact run I did for 7.6 miles but midway through the run I decided I was going to try for an extra mile for total of 8.5 miles because eventually i want to start going 10 miles even if its slow.  When I hit 7 miles it started pouring down raining again so i just finished up my way home and ran the route I initially had in mind at the beginning of the run.  It felt good to run not sure if its the actual act of running itself or the sense of accomplishment afterward knowing i wasnt sedentary like i was the rest of the day on tues.

I may do some other training today if I feel up to it if so I will just edit this post.
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2018, 09:38:57 pm »
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yo!!

glad you're getting more into this running stuff, it should be good for you, like it is more. really helps squeeze the poison out of the brain sponge. The longer you run, the more it melts away - at least in my experience. Takes a while to get that fit, but once you do, it's amazing what ~2+ hours can do to your brain. I mean it helps even 30-60 minutes, but it really gets impressive @ 2-3 hours. You can start out a run angry, annoyed, depressed, etc .. and finish only trying to survive. By that time, everything is gone. Everything is clear. It's beautiful. :ninja: :ibrunning:

if you stay consistent this summer, should destroy your previous PR's in the fall and even more so in the winter.

also, rain runs ftw.

Like i've said a ton of times, keep a training journal, if not here, somewhere. Glad to see you journaling again on here, but if you stop, keep journaling somewhere, even if it's just in a notebook. As it grows, you can go back and learn from it, but you also become in tune with it, and it really helps you improve more efficiently.

Finally, keep easing in to it. No need to rush it. Keep the majority of your runs enjoyable & relaxed, with 1 or 2 speed sessions a week at most. The more you train at "enjoyable pace", the easier it is to build the overall mileage & get out the door every day. If every day you are dreading a speed session etc, it becomes very difficult. Based on the way you're training now, it's pretty good.

The best advice i've heard in a while, is from Fernando Cabada. They asked him what would be the #1 piece of advice to those dedicated runners out there, he literally said: "be gentle with yourself". Took him a long time to figure that out, and he's one of those .` mhm folks, so his advice really clicked w/ me.

peace!

thanks mijo!! I dont think i will have to worry about overdoing it as running/conditioning has usually been my least favorite part of the sports training ive done over the years.  But I HAVE to train for something competitive in my free time or my mind will go insane in idle time because I've constantly trained almost my whole life.  Plus on my easy runs i feel way better afterward.  Even after I try for hard runs I dread it in between sets and before the run but afterward if i push myself and hit or get near my target mentally i feel good and accomplished.  still considering doing bjj as a hobby since its combat sport but thats probably only if i move back near orange because they have a 10th planet bjj near there and i dont want to train in the gi which most of the places near me now are for the gi.  Regardless I will still keep running for healthy living mijo!

nice. easy runs ftw. you can run MOSTLY easy and then race hard, it's a style used by some elites as well, so do what's most enjoyable. just hit the speed once in a while or race 1-2x/month. racing is a bit more fun jaja.

be careful with BJJ mijo, blast always getting his knee/ankle cranked in that sport, seems dangerous.

ya gi BJJ seems less fun, has an entire technical side to it, just for the gi itself. I wouldn't want to learn "gi moves (offense/defense)".

pc!

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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2018, 04:32:21 am »
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Thursday June 21 2018 started @ 2:02 AM
5.1 mile slow trot in 57 mins

12:39PM jog to track warmup then rest 5 mins to make sure legs are fresh

mile for time @ 6:33

then rest and jog home for a total of 4 miles as per strava.

Wanted to beat 6:30 I feel like i should have pushed it a little harder but I had a few distractions including my bluetooth headset i wore for the first time it fit kinda loose during the mile for time at one point.  Overall glad I finally "tried to run fast" finally this week.  Gotta do better next time  :ibrunning: :ibrunning: :ibrunning:

At some point i remember timing i was close to 6 flat not recent or anything though.  I think I gotta beat 6 to have a shot at sub 20 5k because mile pace for that is 6:25
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2018, 11:54:29 am »
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Fri June 22 2018
9:21 AM start
6.39 miles in 1 hour and 8 mins
initially planned running further but got bored tired and hot and wimped out
still better than nothing 8)
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2018, 11:45:13 am »
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sat june 23 9:20 AM start
6.09 miles in 1 hour 2 minutes

crossed paths with some of the boxers that i used to train with who were running this morning made me sad lol

felt good to get a run in tho.... been eating too much lately tho gotta get that under control... i bought a lot of fruit granola bars cereal milkbetc but i been gorging out on it
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2018, 11:03:42 am »
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sun june 24
2.8 mile jog walk .2 miles to equal 3 miles total of 33 mins

was gonna run  6 to equal 40 miles this week but i ate rightbeforei ran so cut it short at 3 to finish at 37.3 miles
gotta eat better and push it more to be more motivated but this was my first full week of journaling this running stuff so its something to build off of.  want to run as much or hopefully more next week maybe even lift a little. also at some point gonna try to time in the mile again
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2018, 03:24:31 pm »
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mon june 25 2018
1:08 PM start
5.15 miles in 53 minutes

was lazy and procrastinated til it got hot but it felt good once i got up and moving
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