Monday, June 27, 2011
Today, I made some experimenting with my running. I talked to one of my colleagues who also loves to run, and got some tips she likes.
So, I started with a fast pace uphill, to loose my breath at the beginning.
I run 2 km uphill keeping my normal pace, 6 min/km, then a 20 sec break.
Then I continued uphill this pace for another 1K, then horizontal, for 7K.
However, for the last 1K, I increased my speed to 5-4 min/km. I was amazed how much energy still I have stored in my body.
Then I had a rest, walking vigorously for 1K, 10 min.
Then I made an as-fast-as-I-can run for 1K.
My heart rate reached the maximum, 180 bpm in 2 minutes, and stayed at this maximum for the rest 2min 30sec. My average speed was 4.4 min/km for this track.
Then I felt tired.
But in a new way.
I loved this tiredness.
And I couldn't breath enough. It was great to experience these limits of my body.
Still Gleisdorf. I love these surroundings. The more I explore here, the more I love it.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Thursday was a bank holiday in Austria, I took Friday off, and with the weekend together, I have spent 4 days for myself. To have a rest, catch up with friends in e-mail, watch movies, sleep, walk around, run, and relax.
I travelled so much lately, and there's quite a bit of travel ahead, this 4 days stands here like a silent island of recreation.
I loved it.
I think I'll do this more often in the future - took some days off just to spend the time for myself.
Now, I am well rested, my energy level is restored, and I am ready for an energetic Monday to kick off the new week.
My camera lost charge before I could take photos, so here's one from before. There is the solar tree, but in the background, Sparkasse.
I thought it would be a nice spark related observation, but I realized, there's more in the word.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
My daily exercise was 7K running.
I went to run at night, somehow it happened late.
I like to run at night.
It's so calm, silent, and now the warm summer night is something I truly enjoy.
It feels like the exercise cleans my body, and flushes trough my mind and cleans everything. The same feelings stay, but the activity transforms them in a way that it feels so good afterwards.
I hear you saying endorphins - it's more like I enjoy the exercise now, and moving my body with whatever exercise feels good, and somehow mobilizes the energy in me.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Day of rest.
I see my body needs it.
However, I am switched.
I prefer those days, when I can run, or do some other intensive exercise. These resting days feel like I miss something.
I feel this urge in my body to move, to go, to explore, to be outside.
I was in Graz today, and made many walks, 16659 steps.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I remember how was it on 26th April, when I first went out to run.
3K, and I was quite exhausted, and really had to force my body to move forward.
Yesterday I ran 9K, and today I only did 4K, a distance which feels very-very short now.
I put on some new music - I enjoy experimenting of running to new tracks with different rithm and different atmosphere.
I meet more and more people around me who also love running, and I see myself connecting to many people in a new way, "Shall we run together once?".
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