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Setmana 2: Disciplina! | Week #2: Discipline!

Bé, en aquesta entrada seré breu, ja que no hi ha molta cosa a dir. Entre unes coses i d’altres, no he pogut fer tots els entrenaments establerts per la segona setmana i això m’emprenya molt. Però MOLT! Perquè la primera culpable he estat jo. No he estat parada, he entrenat, però no tots els dies que tocava.

Aquesta setmana vull ser més disciplinada, no fallar en els entrenaments. La setmana propera tinc la primera cursa i necessito veure millores.

No vull crear mala sang de mi mateixa, i a més, penedir-se de coses passades no porta a enlloc, així que aquesta setmana toca ser més ferma i complir amb les expectatives.

Aquesta setmana entrenaré 4 dies: Dimarts, dijous, dissabte i diumenge. La idea és fer 35km repartits en diferents dies i amb entrenaments diferents; carreres contínues, fartleks i pujades.

A part, aquesta setmana toca preparar a fons l’examen d’anglès de divendres, i entrenar m’ajudarà a equilibrar i a desconnectar del nerviosisme que m’agafa la setmana d’examen. (sempre em passa igual…)

Aprofito l’entrada per explicar que ahir diumenge i aprofitant els actes solidaris que es van realitzar per tota Catalunya per la Marató de TV3, vaig fer la meva primera immersió aquàtica (en piscina, sí,… per immersió). L’acte va tenir lloc al Club Natació Terrassa (del qual soc sòcia), i la immersió la gestionava l’escola el Dofí Blau de Sabadell. Va ser una experiència genial, i no descarto l’opció de tornar-hi, però aquest cop al mar… que ha de ser moltíssim més maco! Quan tingui les fotografies, li dedicaré un post, ja que val la pena i em fa molta il·lusió compartir amb vosaltres aquesta experiència.

Doncs au… a concentrar-se que aquesta setmana se m’ha girat feina! 😛

Salut, bons àpats i kms!

*** English Version ***

Well, I’ll be brief in this post because there isn’t too much to say. I wasn’t able to do all the trainings I had to do and that pisses me off a lot! A LOT! I know that it has been my fault. I’ve trained but not enough. 

This week I have to be more disciplined, i can’t fail. Next week I’ll run another race and I need to see some improvement.

I need to be more optimistic and positive, I can’t feel sorry about it during weeks (it’s not worthy) so this week I’m gonna be firmer and meet with expectations.

I’m going to run 4 times this week: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, reaching a total of 35km with different workouts.

In addition, I have an English exam on Friday. Going out to run will help me a lot to forget my exam and being more relaxed.

And, finally, I’d like to explain you that last Sunday, I did my 1st dive water (in a swimming pool, but it was my first one!) It was a great experience! When my colleagues send me some pictures, I’ll post them here.

Soooo, this week is going to be busy then… let’s go! 

lots of health, good meals and miles! 

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Setmana 1: Completada! | Week #1: Done!

Doncs sí, la primera setmana d’entrenament per la Mitja Marató de Barcelona, ha estat completada amb éxit. He seguit l’entrenament (amb un parell de variacions) i estic satisfeta. Crec que ha sigut un bon començament! Així que com avui tinc dia de descans, us explico una mica com ha anat. Well, the 1st week of training for the Barcelona’s Half-marathon has been done successfully. I have followed the plan (with some variation) and I’m satisfied. It has been a perfect beginning! I’m gonna explain you how my week was!  🙂

Les setmanes anteriors, havia fet més aviat poc, mals i pocs entrenaments, i això ho he notat, però estic satisfeta amb els resultats. Espero veure resultats en breu. Sense pressa, però sense pausa. Reconec que de vegades la “dieta” m’ha jugat males passades, com per exemple, menjar massa abans d’un entrenament i sentir-me pesada durant tota la carrera. Nens i nenes, això no ho feu mai. Quina sensació més horrible!! Però bé, dels errors aprenem i ja et puc ben dir, que no ho tornaré a fer. 😛 Last weeks I haven’t trained enough and badly, and I have realized it, but I’m proud of the results. I hope I can see some improvements shortly. Slowly but steady. I have to admit that sometime food played a dirty trick on me, p.e. eat a lot before a run and feel bloated during the workout. Don’t do it lol What a f****** feeling! 

Aquesta setmana he fet un total de 34km. Potser alguns pensareu que no és res, però per mi es un bon resultat que espero anar millorant dia rere dia. Els entrenaments de velocitat i les pujades han sigut durs però necessaris. La meva ciutat està plena de pujades, així que ja estic una mica acostumada, tot i així he anat a buscar d’altres i així anar alternant. Diumenge vaig acabar amb les cames fetes pols però, ja ho diuen “sarna con gusto no pica”, i aquest mal era molt satisfactori. És aquell tipus de mal que t’agrada sentir; ja que és símptoma del treball ben fet. This week I have run an amount of 34km. Maybe some of you think that is a little amount of kms, but for me it’s a good results that I hope to improve it day by day. Fartleks and climbs were hard but needed. My legs were sore on Sunday, but it was a nice hurt, you know? This kind of pain you feel when you’ve done a good job.

Bé, aquesta setmana torno a la carrega, amb un entrenament força semblant! Així que aniré penjant al bloc qualsevol novetat! Well, this week I’m back on the attack with a similar workout. So, I’m gonna update the blog with news during the week!

Salut i kms! All the best and kms! 

Sentiments contradictoris / Opposing feelings

Bon dia!

La veritat és que estic força sorpresa, doncs últimament estic escrivint força al bloc. Potser és per l’entrenament que tot just acabo de començar, però tinc la necessitat de deixar plasmat tot el que passa pel meu cap.

Ahir vespre, vaig fer el primer entrenament que podríem dir que entrava dins de planning. Res de l’altre món. 50′ de carrera a R1.

Sensacions contradictòries. Per una banda em vaig trobar molt millor corrents (us recordo que els meus últims entrenaments van ser escasos i a part vaig agafar alguns kilos, i això passa factura…) Però bé, al que anàvem. Em vaig notar molt millor. Gens de cansament, bona respiració, de fet hagués continuat corrent, però l’entrenament marcava 50′ i això vaig fer. Llavors, quin és aquest sentiment contradictori?? Encara soc molt lenta!! Tot i que em trobava bé, tenia la sensació que no podia anar més ràpid. No sé si és la falta de moviment d’aquests últims dies o que, però anava lenta.  Odio enormement la sensació aquesta de saber que pots fer més, però no ho fas. Espero que quan torni a agafar un estat de forma òptim això canviï. 

També, estic fent canvis en l’alimentació. Estic “intentant” menjar més carbohidrats saludables, ja que últimament eren inexistents a la meva dieta (tret dels que obtenim a la fruita i la verdura).

Us avanço que vull fer un post dedicat a l’alimentació vegana i l’esport, però d’ això ja parlaré més endavant… 🙂

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Good morning!

I’m very surprised; I’m updating my blog more than I used to do.  Maybe is for my new challenge, for the training I have just started,… but, the truth is that I need to share all the thoughts are running in my head, like a therapy. 

Yesterday evening I did my first workout for the half marathon. Nothing fancy. 50 minutes of running with a normal pace. I had some contradictory feelings. On one hand I was better while I was running (remember that my last workouts were limited and I gained some weight, and that takes its toll). Anyway, I felt much better. No fatigue, good breathing, in fact I could have continued my the workout, but I did what the planning said. So what is this contradictory feeling? I’m a turtle! 😦 OMFG! Although I felt good, I couldn’t go faster. I’m not sure if because the lack of movement in the last few days or what, but I’m a slow runner (at least for now). I hate this feeling when you know that you can do more, but you don’t. I (really, really) hope that when I’ll be in top shape this changes.

Furthermore, I’m changing some changes in my diet. I’m “trying” to eat more “good carbohydrates”, as were nonexistent lately in my diet (except we get from fruits and vegetables).

I advance you that I wanna do a post dedicated to vegan diet and sport, but I’ll talk later…

Tomorrow! Only one day left!

Yes, only one day left… finally, the ley day is closer! Tomorrow I’ll run the Cursa de la Mercè’13.

I’m very, very excited and nervous! Not too much to say. In fact, I don’t know what to say. When a key day arrive, I’m a speechless girl. Today, I’m going to try to visualize the itinerary and I’ll go to the runner fair in order to get my number and the t-shirt.

At the end of the race and when I get home, I’ll write my thoughts here, as always.

WISH ME, LUCK!!

Run | Cursa Festa Major Sabadell 2013

Hello! 

As I said in my last post, today it could be a good day, and it was! 🙂 This morning some races took place near my town and a few weeks ago I decided to enroll on a 7K race to prepare the race will run next week.

It had no reason to be nervous. It was just a prep race“, I told myself … But this morning, before the race, I was nervous. All races are important. And it was. 🙂

Once the shot rang out, took me almost 2 minutes to start running and during this time I tried to visualize the entire race. I knew well the route and it was a plus for me. I started running at a very good pace, just how I had been training days ago. The first 3.5 K were down and I carried it very well. The last few miles were uphill. I went down the pace a bit, but trying not to lose time. Every second was important. Gradually, were spending the last kms and when I realized I had come to the last meters. I did a little sprint and finished the race.
I could not believe what I saw on the watch! I improved my mark on almost 5 minutes!

Another step in my own run. I am getting my goals and this makes my motivation is at the highest level.

Here, I share with you a picture I took at the end of the race. You can see my smile … my smile says: I got it!

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And now is the time to focus on the next race.  Only 7 days and I can not wait!

See you soon!! 🙂

New stuff for running and more km!

Hi folks!

Today I’m very excited ’cause just got new stuff for running. In case you didn’t know, i’m a part of the Spanish Veggie Runners (www.veggierunners.es) and today my new t-shirt has arrived! I can’t wait for the next race to wear it for the first time! 🙂

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Only 22 days to go for the next race. “La Cursa de la Mercè” (10K) will be celebrated on the 15th September in Barcelona and I’m very excited. I hope that I’ll be able to improve my mark and these days I’m training for this goal. The week before that race, I’m going to run another one with less km (7K). It will be a hard training in order to see my results in short races.

This morning, I ran 8K and I’m happy due to I have noticed some improvements (breathing, paces,…). Let’s see!

And you, have you worked out today? what will be your next race?