I can tell from experience that it sucks when hard work doesn’t pay off. It is even more frustrating when you train harder, but seem to get slower. As you might have guessed, training intensity has been too high far too often for me. I felt fast during training, but when races came I was […]
If we could train and not accumulate fatigue that would be the best, right? Unfortunately, every hard effort taxes our physical and mental reserves and requires some time to recover from. Racing, time trials or even fast-paced workout can leave our bodies tired and sore for a while. Even though it usually follows with a […]
As much as we all would like to be Olympic champions, there is a big difference between athletes who consistently improve and get stronger or faster (or both) and those who struggle and see little or no results despite hard efforts. Ironically, that difference is post-workout recovery.
Running in NYC is hardly comparable to anything. In fact, if I would need to explain what New York City is to a teenager, I would say it looks exactly like their messy room. Well, maybe a messy room with an awesome skyline view.
I wanted to run a marathon for as long as I can remember. I used to train professionally in kayaking and even though I ran occasionally (mostly in Autumn), I couldn’t allow myself to take on the whole marathon journey. I would have to substitute my time in the boat with running (plus the added […]
It was 6:00 am on a cold Sunday morning in early October – I was up from bed and very excited. It was time to do it – time to run this thing. Somewhere between New Years’s resolutions and reading the history of Ancient Greece in my spare time – you know, what we all […]
I’m in Moldova this weekend for my friends’ wedding. Even though I took my running gear with me, there are quite a lot of hills here which are definitely good for leg strength. However, probably not a good idea with only 1 week to go before the marathon. I knew I wouldn’t have much time […]
Today marks 10 weeks to go before the marathon day. It’s also the week where I tried to evaluate the work done and find any flaws I might have. Overall, I would say I’m somewhere where I expected myself to be around this time, yet it’s hard to predict how my body will react to […]
One more week of solid training is done and what a week it was. It’s good to be back into intense training regime and be outside even more often. Also, it’s good to be running on the sand for a change – that made it easier on the joints.