Put a pebble in your shoe! (complete version)

When you’re out running, Put a pebble in your shoe. Your feet will hate the pounding, Your sole will get some reddening. When you’re out racing, Put a pebble in your shoe. Your legs will have a quicker turnover. So when you look at the timer, You’ll have your best time ever! Advertisements

There’s a Pebble in My Shoe!

Did my interval runs this morning. And while I was midway my first speed interval, I felt a small pebble inside my right foot… and it sure was painful! But since I didn’t want to stop or slow down, I just went on and decided to remove the pebble once I slowed down during my…

Interval Training SUCKS!

Did 6×800 intervals this morning… And they suck! That feeling… …of burn in my legs as lactic acid builds up –> sucks! …of my chest wanting to explode as the force of my heart pounds on its walls –> sucks! …of breathlessness as I gasp for air —> sucks! …when my brain keeps on ordering…

FIRST 5 km Training Program

When I decided to train for a 5km to start the year, I searched the internet for a training program I could follow. After a lengthy search, I eventually picked the Furman Institute of Running & Scientific Training (FIRST) 5 km training program. I picked this training program because of the following reasons: Easy to…

Plans for the year

It’s the start of a new year so I think it’s just appropriate to set my running plans and goals for the year. Since I’m taking my training slower this time to make sure my body adapts to running long distances again and to avoid injuries, I’ve decided to start training for a 5k first.…

Starting Over

This past 2013 saw me rekindle my love affair with running. Though I wasn’t running as much as the previous years… I was glad I was able to sneak a run here and there. I was even so confident with my running that I embarked on training to run a 21km by mid-November. However, I…

Cafe France Run: A Throwback Race

When I started joining runs 4-5 years ago, these races were quite a simple affair. Race packets just included a singlet, race bib and a map of the race route. Routes would have marshalls, and some water stations. Runs would start and end without much fanfare as programs would usually just be for awarding of…