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Los peligros de Robyn, entrenos y la gran prueba…

He mantenido silencio durante un mes – ha sido un mes con muchas aventuras de diversos tipos. Empezando la semana después del mini reto…

 

Había estado descansando y recuperando y estaba muy bien físicamente, aunque todavía estaba cansada después de los 170 km y todo el trabajo para el concierto. Pues una noche nuestra querida Robyn paso la noche dormida encima de mi pie – con el cansancio no desperté con la molestia. Resulta que por la mañana no pude andar – nada. No pude poner peso en mi pie derecha. Ese día tenia viaje a Grecia…anule el vuelo y envié mensaje a Damian de Ergodinamica “Houston tenemos un problema!”. Tres horas mas tarde estaba ya en las buenas manos de su equipo de profesionales.

Llevaba muletas durante cuatro dĂ­as mientras hacia tratamiento con uno de sus especialistas, Hugo, y despuĂ©s empecĂ© poco a poco a caminar de nuevo. Hice una sesiĂłn de recuperaciĂłn con Fabrizio y despuĂ©s seguir cuidando mucho durante todo una semana mas. Hice un renovacion de mis plantillas con Carlos y empecĂ© de nuevo a kilometrar. En total perdĂ­ tres semanas – una de entreno normal y dos de entreno fuerte. RecuperĂ© 100% y si que estoy a tiempo para prepararme para mis 400 kms pero no tengo margen para mas retrasos. Ahora lo mas importante es no solo entrenar pero tener cuidado para que no me pasa nada mas. Evidentemente desde ese dĂ­a querida Robyn no sube a la cama – duerme en su propia cama al lado de la nuestra! Si que nos reĂ­mos mucho en Ergodinamica – despuĂ©s de siete años de ultrafondo y miles de kilĂłmetros, he tenido mi Ăşnica lesiĂłn por mi cachorrita!

Desde entonces mis entrenos han ido muy bien, creciendo en volumen y a nivel psicológico ya estoy trabajando bien. El jueves pasado tuve un entreno estupendo junto con mi amigo Carles Aguilar – periodista de radio Onda cero – la crónica del dicho entreno lopodeis leer aquí “Cronica Ultra Via Agusta”.

He estado preparando la ruta de los 400 km – ya tengo dos versiones y seguiré trabajando durante los próximos 3-4 semanas hasta que lo tengo preparado y bien medido.

Esta semana tenemos gran aventura la prueba oficial de mi desafío – tengo tres días intensivos de entreno sobre la ruta del reto y unos miembros del equipo lo seguirán en una autocaravana de Expo Camping/ Mc Rent. Siscu, Santi y Albert Manmachine veran un poco la experiencia que les espera en junio.

Mañana colgaré detalles sobre “Running4Her La Prueba” y tendremos seguimiento en directo durante los tres días.

Para todos Feliz Pascua y a kilometrar!

Motivation: Chapter 2

Continuing from last weeks article on Motivation…

We all have different reasons for starting a particular sport. I’m going to use the example of running as it’s my own particular sport, but most of what I’m going to say can be applied to nearly all sports.

You may have taken up running because your new partner is a runner, or because your parents run, or for many the possibility of losing weight is a great incentive, and for others it’s a way of escaping an unhealthy life of addiction – there are many different reasons. What is important though for everyone is to know why they run. To be able to motivate yourself in something, first you need to be clear as to why you are doing it in the first place. Once you have this clear you can then begin to work on the motivation itself.

Depending on your reason or reasons for running, you can start setting yourself goals which are related to you reason for running, and will therefore help keep driving you to continue. We all need goals in life, and it’s important that they’re not all very long-term goals. It’s best to also plan smaller goals, more achievable one, which will then help us to reach our bigger long-term ones. As I mentioned in Chapter 1, it’s important to have a solid strategy for running, both so as to help in your training schedule, and also to help you achieve your goals and maintain motivation.

Boredom is a great contributor to losing motivation, and therefore it’s important to keep changing your routes, your type of training and your running locations. All too often training plans a very inflexible – this won’t help you break the monotony. No matter how good your plan is, if you get too bored and de-motivated to continue, this plan will be worthless. If you’re in danger of becoming de-motivated, it’s much better to adopt a flexible training plan, and add variety to your runs, because if you burn out psychologically, the best plan in the world won’t help you in your race – you may not even arrive at race day.

Flexibility, variety, music, and good company can all help you to keep up your motivation, but there’s one other thing that plays a great part in this too…rest. I don’t know many people who respect rest – it’s one of the areas I work on a great deal in my running seminars and training camps. If you don’t leave yourself enough rest in your training schedule, before, during and after your race or challenge, you definitely won’t reach your top performance, and you will probably begin to lose motivation. Our bodies and our minds are intricately connected and we need both in optimum condition to function at our best. To be well both physically and mentally we must know how to rest.

Forget looking at what others do – most people do not reach their true potentials due to injury, improper training methods, lack of proper strategy, and lack of motivation and mental training – you must think of what you want, what your objectives are, your own reasons for running and in your own needs. Respect your body and your mind and you’ll find that you will neither lose your goals, nor will you lose your motivation…

Be Excellent!

Welcome weekend!

Even though I’d promised to post Chapter 2 of my “Motivation” article, after the 4 hour run that I did with Frank, I think I prefer to rest, relax and disconnect – the article will be here in Monday. So for all of you, have a wonderful weekend – make sure to disconnect too and concentrate on your loved ones…

Be Excellent!

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