Body signs

I´m not sure what´s going on right now. My 2k session yesterday was far from being my best session. This is the second consecutive time I didn´t have the strength to do the last rep. Three weeks before I had a good reason. I was working a lot and didn´t have time to rest or sleep properly. But yesterday, apparently, everything was fine.

I didn´t run the day before, slept well and woke up decided to finish the session. ButBody  for some reason I was feeling heavy and not matter what I tried I couldn´t keep the pace during the 4th rep and didn´t have the energy for another one.

Maybe it´s because I spent some time without doing any speed work in the morning. Maybe it´s just my body telling me to take a break soon. I don´t know. Let´s see the how things go the next days.

May 5th – 5x2k @ 4:20/km – day 03

Rep Time AHR RHR MinHR
1 08:37 177 157 136
2 08:43 177 ? 146
3 08:40 175 170 155
4 08:55 174 174 156
Tot 34:55 176 167

AHR: average heart rate, RHR: average rest heart rate

Running loose

After the 8K race last Saturday, I stayed at my fiancée´s house and forgot my HR monitor there. So this morning I ran without knowing my bpm, only by the feeling. It was a nice run. Not worried at all and only checking my pace every km.

Looks like winter is coming. This morning was the coldest day of the year. And it´s been a terrible fight getting out of bed every day. I´m definetely not a morning person!

Print from my mobile screen

My week looks like this:

Sub 45min – week 01

May 3rd – 1h easy – day 01

May 4th – 1h easy – day 02

May 5th – 5x2k @ 4:20 – day 03

May 6th – Off – day 04

May 7th – 2h long run – day 05

May 8th – 1h easy – day 06

May 9th – 1h easy – day 07

8K race result

How amazing is to race on a track where a few hours before racing cars were there at 300km/h? This is what I did last Saturday night. The Formula Indy was racing here in Sao Paulo and a 8K (8,2k) pedestrian race was organized after the Saturday´s practice. I raced it in 34:58.

I went there alone. None of my friends would race there, so it was time to make new friends . I arrived 1 hour before the start. I entered the track and found a place to wait while waiting for the start. There I met two guys. Both would try do it in 40min (Ademar and Jean). Great chat before the race.

The race started almost on time (3 min late) and I went for it. It was a good feeling to be running on the same track the Indy cars were before. The first lap was fine. Tried to keep the 4:15/km pace and was able to do it. What I didn´t know was the race had a “longer” km. The last km of the lap was 1,1km, and when I crossed I noticed that, I just could´t be 30s slower!

I lost a little of my focus and made a terrible mistake of going slower during the 5th and 6th km. When I realized that, I speed up and finished the 7th in 4:05 and the 8th in 4:10. Total of 34:59, 4:16/km pace and 1s behind my goal. But I´m really happy with that.

Apr 30th – 8K race
Night Race
Temp:21C

Km|Time|AHR
1|04:10|167
2|04:16|182
3|04:15|181
4|04:45|184 (1,1k)
5|04:25|185
6|04:28|186
7|04:05|187
8|04:35|189 (1,1k)
Tot|34:59|183 (8,2k)

I met with those new friends and both could do it. We shared our thoughts after the race and said goodbye happy with our achievments.

It was a great day.

Ps: By the way, if it was a 10k race with this 4:16/km pace, it would be my PR.