Friday, October 31, 2008

My running track

I already told you one of my main hobbies: running. At university in Spain, running was my main outlet and a nice way to stay in good shape. Little by little I started liking it more and more and it became an addiction. Afterwards, in Toulouse, I tried to continue and I went running a couple times a week in a canal near my appartment there. Strasbourg was different. My life changed radically and I literally stopped going out for nice runs. I just went out a couple times and it was so cold... I had to quit. And I lost a nice habbit. In the Netherlands, it was hard, but little by little, I started again around Leiden and this nice habbit came back to my life. I used to run around the city in this track. Now, in Pasadena, running conditions are optimum. A warm weather and huge distances between places :) I have started running quite seriously again. Now, I run along this course:



It is basically Caltech's perimeter and it is several km long. My whole path from my house in South Catalina Avenue, along Del Mar, Wilson, California, Hill and back to Del Mar twice is around 5.6 km and I am running that 3-4 times per week in less than 25 minutes; which is not bad for a start. This time, it is not a temporary thing... I feel comfortable running and I enjoy. The old vice is back. I know i will suffer at some point of the path (there are some slopes), but the craving is more important than any detering factor :)

Little by little, I will try to increase the distance I run, by decreasing a bit my pace. Later on, when I can run around 10 km quite frequently, I will work on speed again. I don't have any objective by now, but some half marathon can be a quite realistic objective in the near future. I will try to keep it up!

3 comments:

alvaro, padre said...

HE LEIDO TU COMENTARIO A CERCA DEL RUNNING, ME ALEGRO QUE LO HAGAS TE MANTIENE EN FORMA Y TE MEJORA EL ÁNIMO. TE LO DIGO POR EXPERIENCIA, A TUE EDAD YO TAMBIEN HACIA RUNNING. BUENO SIGUE ASI.
UN ABRAZO.
TU PADRE.

Rikel said...

Dios mio nooo!!! otro wildrunner en potencia.

Ten cuidado o acabarás tan enganchado como Pedro

Alvaro said...

Jeje, de momento puedo controlar la necesidad... a Pedro se le ha ido de las manos! jeje