Archive for 23/09/2011

101 reasons to run

Topping the list of resins are the opportunity to share this sport with so many amazing people, and the ability to help others while I follow my running carreer.

I just finished my 101 km training run – my last long run before my foodbank network solo run in October (actually in three weeks time I’ll already be kilometrating!). The 101 km went phenomenally well – the best session I’ve ever done, and that’s at the end of an extremely demanding training period. I’ve never been in better form.

This season I have made some radical changes to my running nutrition, and the results speak for themselves. I’m a vegetarian and I’ve been eating organic food for the last two years, but this season Siscu and I decided to try cutting out all commercial sports food from my nutrition: energy bars, energy gels, isotonic tablets and isotonic drinks. We’ve developed our own isotonic drink – chemical free, sugar free, sweetener free, and only using organic ingredients. I continue taking natural vitamins and minerals. We are delighted with the results.

Today I had no problem striving for personal excellence – it was easy to give it my absolute best effort to finish this training season. I’m in top shape physically and mentally for my upcoming challenge.
Vilaprat as always gave his best effort in supporting me all the way, and i was lucky enough to share several kilometers with Fede and Sergi.

Just when I’d run 81 km, my brother Constantine called me with some wonderful news tha tI’d been waiting for for several weeks regarding my upcoming challenge. I was already running smoothly and in high spirits, but his news gave me wings on my feet to carry me the last 20 km home.

On Monday I’ll be posting news regarding my challenge, but now it’s time for the three Rs – Rest, Recuperation and Raclette.
¡Kilometrate!

100 kilometres and wonderful news!

I’m delighted to be able to announce my partnership with the Trussell Trust foodbank network which I will be supporting with my next three solo extreme endurance challenges, starting this October in the UK. The news will be posted here on my website this afternoon, and over the next two weeks, I’ll be adding all the details of this upcoming challenge.

After a busy and extremely productive week, I’m ready to face my last, and toughest training run – 100km. I’ll be setting off at about 4am from close to Toroella de Montrí on the Costa Brava, and will be running home along the coastal roads. Vilaprat will accompany me providing support and food stations, as Siscu is innundated with work, trying to finish a large project before my next challenge.

Yesterday I visited Distance, a sports shop in Barcelona, to begin stocking up on everything I need for my next endeavour. I left delighted, it seems I will be well equipped for my October adventure. Tonight I’ll be testing out some of the equipment to see how it endures over 100 km…

As always you can follow me live via my GPS tracker here on my website by clicking on the banner “Where’s Alex?”.

Thrilled with the good news and looking forward to this long training run I leave you to go and prepare everything…

¡Kilometrate!

50 kms, a medium training session…

How is it possible that a 50 km run has become a medium run? I’m not sure but over the weeks of training it has gon from a long run to this, my Tuesday medium training session. I’m just setting off now with Siscu who will drop me beyond Tossa so that I can run home.

This is going to be my toughest training week, and apart from feeling a bit tired, I feel great – strong, full of energy and high spirits!

As always you can follow me here live via my GPS tracker, by clicking on “Donde esta Alex”.

¡Kilometrate!

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