2.4.10

Demotivation or "How to become a Coach"

If there is something that can define my running during 2010 so far is DESMOTIVATION. There are many reasons to explain it:

A very cold winter
Running alone (most of the times)
Lack of a training plan
Pain on my legs and back
...and what can be more important; there is no running event coming that I feel excited about. I was supposed to register for the Marathon du Médoc but my friends decided not to join me on this and I didn't feel strong enough to go by myself.

This didn't mean I stopped reading about running, so I still buy Runner's World magazine and read a lot of blogs (in Spanish and English) and it was one of this blogs (Dirty Running) that gave me the idea of going back to the tracks! Reading it latest post, I learnt new exercises I can do on a track workout and challenged myself to create an event on facebook to invite my friends to join me.

So last Wednesday I went to a 200m indoor track (Liikuntamylly; Myllypuro) with Belinda and Elena, two beginners and we enjoyed a lot!


It was my duty to “coach” them and we did a great job:

Warm up and core work: lunges, twists, pillar bridge, push ups...
Running drills: High knees, Butt kicks and Grapevine
Main set: 1600; 1200; 800; 400; 400; 200 (in this case, the girls cheated a little bit)

Finally, Belinda and I had some strides and the three of us cooled down.

 


After the workout they were so happy that dared to promise to run with me at the Stockholm Half Marathon next September.

On Thursday (yesterday) Belinda asked for another training day and we went to Töölölahti to do some hills. I heard today Belinda is not doing so well with her hips and legs, but that pain must feel good! In my case, I am very happy to bring new elements to my workouts and hopefully the girls will come around some other time.




On Sunday I will be traveling to Paris, where I am going to be for 4 days (running shoes included!) so I will let you know my route and experiences there when I get back.

Para los lectores que se encuentren en Madrid, que sepan que estoy prepandando una visita a la capital en Mayo, si es posible después del HCR. Ya os iré informando!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Q guapos y q bien nos sienta el deporte!!

Dax said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I'm glad you were able to do this and hopefully the beginners keep coming back - track workouts hurt at first but they are addicting and offer great results.

Thanks for spreading the word...

Jan said...

Lo de ser profe es divertido. Aunque a mi lo de correr en pista me parece lo más aburrido del mundo...

pásatelo bien en París

Un fuerte abrazo

Jan said...

Lo de ser profe es divertido. Aunque a mi lo de correr en pista me parece lo más aburrido del mundo...

pásatelo bien en París

Un fuerte abrazo

Commedia said...

La compañía siempre es la clave, sea donde sea.

Se te ve en forma, flexible. Qué envidia, con lo tronco que soy yo. ;-)

Fer Panama said...

Hola Efesor,...otro emigrante, aunque yo estoy un poquito mas lejos, nunca me puse a pensar cuantos kms hay de Valladolid a Panamá pero tela,....

Un abrazo y con tu permiso me quedo por aquí de seguidor.

FER

EFESOR said...

Commedia de una cosa que puedo estar orgulloso es de mi flexibilidad, y eso que no la trabajo tanto como debiera.

Thanks Dax for your comment and your posts!!

Fer gracias por seguirme, te sigo de cerca yo también. (los km que se suponen que hay de Helsinki a mi pueblo es según google maps, así que no se como de cierto es)

Fer said...

Parece que te vas animando...