Last month, I was able to log a good mileage of more than 200 kms. I intend to do more this month. I was really looking forward to it. However, my work schedule last month is graveyard. I can run after work. I can still run before going to work or in the afternoon. This month, with the change of schedule from graveyard to midshift, I can only do as much…for one big reason –
LACK OF SLEEP.
Funny as it may seem, but it is the main reason. It is already the 10th of April and my mileage should have been at 100 kms. Sad to say, I am still below 60 kms, and the run is not daily.
Anyways, we can only accept how things are the way they develop.
It’s still not the end of the world.
Leave the best of the future in the hands of the Lord! 🙂
Yours truly is a father of 3, and a husband to my one and only.
I work from 8am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays.
The kids finish schooling at 5:45pm to 6pm.
I can only leave after 5pm when all work is done.
This is also the little time I have to run – at the best speed I can.
When in my running gear, I always take the stairs from 28th Floor to the Ground before my run. That means my running time would always be between 5:15pm to 5:50pm. This also means that on the dot, I need to be in the school gate or vicinity where the kids will see me. 🙂
To sum it up, 5:15pm to 5:50pm means:
35 to 40 minutes (at best) of running
3.5Kms to 5Kms (at most)
20Kms (at best) only for 4 days (in this window)
The only possible solution to ante-up the mileage is to do doubles – but that is easier said than done. It means sacrificing time cutting my short sleep.
Of course, I am wiling to do that. I just go with the feel. If I can’t get up on an alarm – it’s not something I push. Body says – SLEEP.
Occasionally, I walk to work and climb up via the stairs to 28th Floor. It’s a good work-out for me.
That’s how it is now.
I am glad I still manage to race. 🙂
Anyways, Saturdays and Sundays may not be that FREE – but it is flexible so far. From NO RUN to Short Run. LOLS.
@7:15am, breakfast of Luncheon Meat, Rice and 2 eggs + a cup of Nescafe 3-in-1
@10:30am, merienda of Baked Macaroni with Dinner Roll + Iced Tea
@12:45pm, lunch of Sinigang na Liempo with Rice + a cup of Nescafe ChocoLatte
@3:30pm, merienda of Pansit with Puto + Orange Juice
@5:10pm, a cup of Nescafe ChocoLatte
@7:15pm, dinner of Crunchy Shanghai with Rice + Coke @ Wendy's
May 17, 2013 NO RUN!
@7:55am, a cup of Nescafe 3-in-1 + Raisin Walnut Bread
@9:45am, Tinolang Chicken with Rice
@10:35am, a cup of Nescafe 3-in-1
@1:10pm, Green Tea Bun and 500ml of water
May 18, 2013 NO RUN!
May 19, 2013 Tanay Daraitan Trail! 16.2K
Consumed a bottle of Cobra, 1 500ml Gatorade, and 1 500ml water for the whole trek from start to end. 🙂
@5:25am, 100 hip rotations in 3 minutes 18 seconds
@5:29am, 100 side to side twists in 2 minutes 20 seconds.
@5:36pm, the funniest 4:1 3.22K run in 29 minutes 46 seconds, the shortest deliberately slow run too. I fought the urge to overtake elderly walkers – and I did sweat a lot.
I started drinking immediately after 10 minutes from start…and again after the next 5 minutes. My training is a no drink run up to 10K. 😛 and even up to my thirst threshold of 15K – depending on the pace and location of the run.
A few minutes past 30 minutes, my kids arrived with my wife. We walked and strolled along Baywalk.
April 9, 2013 TUESDAY.
▲ The Plan 🙂
▼ The actual:
@4:59am, we started running from Stop & Shop Sta. Mesa. We stopped for a C.R. break at Jollibee Philcoa for the 9.27K run in 1:16:33.
@6:21am, we proceeded to UP Oblation for the next 1.11K in 00:09:30.
@6:33am, I am already on my way back to PhilCoA to get a ride home. It was a 1.18K run in 00:08:04.
Consumed a small bottle of Gatorade, 500ml of water, and 1 Smart Cobra.
Gear: Orange F50 Racer, Nike Shorts, adidas Tops, Nike Socks, and Hydration Back Pack.
Total Distance and Time: 11.56K in 01:34:07.
@8:29am, 20 vertical leg crunch in 33 seconds
@8:31am, 100 side to side twists in 1 minute 31 seconds
@8:34am, 20 side to side bends in 49 seconds
@8:38am, 100 ups in 1 minute 35 seconds
@8:40am, 100 side to side twists in 2 minutes 3 seconds