Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday 21- Friday 25

Minimal CCSF Track 35 min. run at faster than usual speed. Felt great, energetic and strong. Is amazing how your body communicates what it wants/needs at a given time, we just need to pay close attention. Even the uncomfortable coldness i usually feel at night was non existent once i began running.

I feel that my week workout schedule is working well (based on two weeks of similar workouts). Minimal runs (35-50min) 3 days a week and two (1 loop) Montara Trail runs in the week is great for now. Having Saturday and Sunday off from running is working well by allowing my body to take in the week's work and also regenerate. At this point the weekend off could be a great time to do some stretching or simple exercises at CCSF Track. I cannot do another full month of yoga this year due to my trip to mexico this holiday so a class on sat. or sun. could work well. Although i miss the weekend long runs at the mountains, is also great to have the weekend  to do other things.
Tuesday: Off,
Thursday: Off
Friday: Off

Little workout activity the week of Thanksgiving. Family celebrations and Homework have made it impossible to focus on running. For the moment i can expect to be inactive until late this week.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Continuing Making Peace with Pain

Continuing my Making Peace with Pain poem post, i want to share this post my friend posted on FB:

When you get into a tight place and everything is against you, till it seams as though you cannot hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

~Harriet Beecher Stowe

Monday 14- Friday 18

Off, worn out today.
One loop Montara Trail run today. Not intending i shaved a couple minutes from my last run on my ascent to the north peak. Felt great!
CCSF Track minimal shoe run tonight after class was great. 45 minute run and 15 minute stretch afterward. Hardly felt any knee discomfort. Great night.
Off, busy day.
Morning Montara Trail run with Eric and his friend. I ran a lap and a bit more. Total of about 8 miles going average speed to the peak and increasing speed at about mile 5.5. I felt a little tired at first but got into the a good pace and ended up being a fun strong run. Eric's friend, who was running with me, wen't off track at mile 6. I had to look for him for a bout 20 minutes.

This week has been great because of the combined work i've been doing on the CCSF Track with minimal shoes and the Trail running at Montara Trails. I feel stronger at each of the two and my conditioning is improving every time. As evidence is the drop in time on both the uphill climbs and descents. Recovery is quick and there is hardly any soreness the next morning and the following.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Making Peace with Pain

Pain, i will no longer resist you
I will no longer avoid or hide from you
You will no longer be an unwanted stranger in this house
You are welcome here any time

Here i am, no longer vulnerable
I will take you not like a remedy
I will take you not like a disease
I will take you not like a ticket to liberty
I will simply take your company for the road ahead.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Monday 7-Friday 11

Little activity this week after b-day celebrations and catching a cold.


Nice 50 min. track minimal shoe run at CCSF Track. Felt knee discomfort at the beginning and got better towards the end. It must have been from standing for too long during Karla's b-day celebration this past weekend. 

Tuesday: Sick
Wednesday: Sick
Thursday: Sick
Morning 5 mile barefoot run from the beach near GG Park to Ocean beach with Eric and his friend. Felt strong, no problems considering the inactive week. Still felt a bit sick early in the morning but i made an effort to go.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday 1-Friday 4

OFF, exam prep
OFF, exam prep
Night run to the Mission 7 mile fast pace (below 8 min miles). I have never had such a fast run in many years. After my exam tonight i felt like flying and decided to let myself go. Felt great.

Had an ok day at yoga with my cousin Fher. He was exited about the new experience up until he was in the studio looking for an excuse to flee. Eventually he came in and was able to get out of there alive. I on the other hand spent the 90 minutes making sure Fher had a good experience and sacrificed my routine. His first day doing yoga is better than my whatever day.
OFF, Karla's b-day prep