Monday, March 24, 2014

Running for fitness and Family Active Fun day

Week 12 was supposed to be a week to make up for running.  Weekday runs were doing great, with the plan to do LSD on an work-free Friday and a brick run on Sunday.  Those plans did not materialize!  Well the bike was a sure thing though. 
A good way to run (for fitness)
I was suffering a week of sinus pains that really made it hard for me to do anything.  Yet I still pushed through to do my morning runs because I was already up.

Dr. Rizal at the background
Going back to Friday, I knew the moment I woke up that it would be a bad day for a run.  Since the runner in me was strong in overcoming those reason-to-stay-in-bed excuses, I pushed on.  So I ate a bit to fuel me up for the long run, put on my gears and went on.  The sun was up and I forgot to bring my cap, I pushed on.

It’s common for me to have that 1-mile dragging moment, but it was up till kilometer 3 that I was breathing and feeling heavy.  So I went back, tried to run and shake it off until the kilometer 4, jogged until kilometer 5 and eventually just walked from there home.  That Friday run was a disaster. Really didn’t know what happened to me that day.  Anyway, I got back home and did my usual chores.  I considered it as one of those days where you just can’t force it.

Come Saturday, we agreed to do a family active fun day at Rizal Park.  I didn’t expect to do any runs here.

We jogged a bit in the Grand Stand, through Rizal Park into the dancing fountains and up to the playground.  Playground was still closed and we had 20 minutes of waiting time.  Good thing Charlie was enjoying the outdoors and didn’t have any problems with the waiting.  So the wife gave me the go-signal to run, which I did a 3k.  Again, the first few km was dragging, but got the groove as I was going along.  However, I noticed heavy breathing once again as I was going for 5:30 pace.  And I stopped as we were out of time, and had to go to the playground.  30 minutes into it, Charlie got hungry and we ate at Jollibee.

The morning active fun day we had beats LSD anytime!  With the current fitness level that I have, I feel like I would rather do our active fun day rather than to work on improving my running again.  It may sound bad, but I will still run, and will never stop running.  Maybe not competitively, but for health and fitness.

going through Rizal Park

my little runner

this pic had a lot of likes in FB

Recovery time (for them; for me, I couldn't)

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