November 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Today: My very first time on a podium (3rd place) made me cry of happiness!!

Two few weeks ago I started to change the way I run by doing forefoot strike running during my training sessions. And today, I've seen results that I never expected to have so soon.

I took part in a half marathon today. There were many runners and I was there, planning to apply what I've learnt. When the race began, I started running in my own pace...neither fast nor slowly. In the kilometre nº3 I realised I was the last one...probably because as I was using my "old fashion way of…

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Added by Cecilia Morales Pérez on November 27, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments

The beginning of a change in my running (Heel to Forefoot)

Since I started to run in 2006, I've never had anyone to guide me in my first steps in running. Some years later, in 2008, I joined a running team in which I've been given some tips on running, but nothing related to how to run. As I had to leave my hometown, I could not continue training with them :( . I had to become my own personal trainer.LOL.

I have always used the heel-strike running form, thinking that it was the correct way to run. However, after running long distances in the…

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Added by Cecilia Morales Pérez on November 23, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Was I born to run??

 

After reading the book "born to run" (Spanish version), I thought how wonderful was to know that we were born to run. I never thought of that before.

I started running in Nov 2006, when all of a sudden I made up my mind and I decided to run. I must say that at that time, I was really big (I am 5,2 ft and my weight was 190 pounds,). I had never gone on a diet and I was never worried about it. I had always been fat ... but then, I just got tired of being fat and decided to do…

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Added by Cecilia Morales Pérez on November 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Visualization for Race Success

One of the easiest and most powerful forms of performance enhancement is visualization.  We have all heard of visualization and have probably at some point watched Olympic skiers preparing for their run down the hill doing visualization.  Their head is bobbing back and forth, going in crazy circles, all with their eyes closed.  They are visualizing every corner, bump, turn,…

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Added by Eric Orton on November 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

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