Les propongo charlar sobre un tema superficial. No se asusten! Me refiero a superficial literalmente. En términos muy básicos y solo a modo de referencia, podemos clasificar las carreras según la superficie en:
Pista: óvalo de 400 metros. Las competencias son de 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, 5000 y 10000 metros. Pueden estar hechas de materiales naturales como polvo de ladrillo o carbonillao sintéticos como tartán. .
Calle: se corren sobre asfalto y son las más populares. Las distancias suelen estar entre los 2 y los 42 kilómetros. .
Cross o cross running o cross county: se corre en entornos naturales no urbanos y cuenta con poco desnivel en el terreno. .
Trail, trail running o aventura: se corre en entornos naturales no urbanos de mayor dificultad e intenso desnivel. Son los que más elementos de supervivencia portan durante el trayecto.
Yo participo principalmente en carreras de calle y en menor medida en cross porque me gusta correr en llano. Pero aunque no descarto más adelante pasar por la pista o prepararme para trail. .
Ustedes qué tipo corredores son?
It's not about being better than someone else, it's about being better than you used to be. -----------------
Last run to lock in the pace for Sunday! Training to pace a half really helps me understand how far I've come as a runner. I remember running my first half marathon (and first ever race) in 2:09 and thinking I'd never break two hours. But a few months later I was down to a 2:04 in my second half and a few months after that I broke 2 in my third half. Even at that point I never imagined that would be my easy pace. Flash forward a couple years and in two days I'll be helping other runners to accomplish the milestone of breaking 2 in the half. This is the motivation I needed and I can't wait to see how much further I can grow as a runner.
Day ?? in my trip down memory lane. This was a fun one, the @runnersworldmag half marathon festival. My family decided to go on vacation to PA so I immediately looked for a nearby race and found this gem.
I had already decided that I was going to attempt another marathon to get a better sense of where I was at after Montreal, so I decided on the 10k instead of the half.
My only other 10k had been 14 months prior so I wanted to see how much I improved. I went from a 45:52 to a 39:54!! Essentially a 6 min PR and a sub 40 10k which is was my goal heading in.
It's a pretty hilly course on the front half but the back is fairly flat. I figured if I could keep it around 20min at the 5k mark, I'd be good. I was at 20:15 at the mid point and managed a 19:39 on the back half which is still my fastest 5k today. And it was on the back half of a 10k race
Thinking about attempting another 10k tomorrow. Supposed to be low 90's and fee over 100 (30's and feel 40C) and the race is at 4pm. Who thinks I can PR again? ♂️
Today @klizaminelli biked about 22.5 miles while I ran just under 9 miles. It was HOT. 89° with a real feel of 95° is a super bummer on the first day of fall. So needless to say, I ran/walked/ran very slow. But I feel like I may have a fighting chance at Chicago as long as the weather calms down. Fingers crossed.