Monday, June 03, 2013

Double Achievement of The Week: Winning a Race & over 100 km Week

Wow, some crazy weekend behind me this time :o) Saturday craziness: wake up at 4:30 to leave for a work event in Brno at 6 am. The event went great, Brno was the only no rain city all the Saturday? We were lucky. Got home at 8:30 pm and on my treadmill by 9 pm to get in my 10 miler. God, I didn't feel like running, trust me :) But there was the Diamond League live broadcast from Eugene. I would need such entertainment for each of my treadmill workouts - it is so motivating!!! Congratulations to our Zuzana Hejnová for having a blast at 400 m hurdles again winning her second Diamond League meet and holding the seasonal best!!! Long story short: I went to bed at 1 am after being awake fro 20+ hours. When I woke up on Sunday, I was feeling nothing like racing, more like exhausted.

I wasn't being that good on my nutrition in the second half of the week as the greatest guy in the world (= my Dad) had his birthday and we went out ... and my body went crazy upset with the wine :( I guess all this clean eating and discipline works, but then I cannot enjoy the lovely great wines. Or I have to limit the intake more :D Minimalist approach everywhere! So back to the weekend - I was craving some good fuel, so I gave a try to my first ever "mugcake" - not doing in a mug, but anyway. I got inspired with this recipe, basically: almond flour, coconut meat, powdered unsweetened cocoa, egg, heavy cream, bit of coconut oil, dark chocolate chips. You can add sweetener of your choice, I do not crave sweets that much, so I went without it. Yay, that was yummy. And I went straight back to bed to relax bit more.


Leona's race was starting at 3:30 pm with the registration ending at 3 pm, so after just chilling it was time to go and rock'n'roll:


Even though it was raining most of the day, it miraculously stopped for the duration of the race. It was girls only 5 km and 8 km race, pink themed, ran on a loop little longer than 1 mile (so the 8 km was more like 8.5 km finally). I didn't want to go out all crazy, so I just chillaxed around 4th place, settling in the 3rd after the first loop. I wasn't running on max, there was an "invisible hill" in each round and than the same down, I didn't want to push myself crazy and go all out. Made smart decision: wait for the third round to see if the two girls ahead of me are going to the finish of the 5 km or will continue for the 8 km. They went for the 5 km, so clever was my decision not to go all out :) So it was me and the remaining 3 km with the great encouragement of all the beautiful ladies on the "circuit". I managed to create an imaginary chaser for the last round, so I pushed little more. Turns out that I was almost 4 minutes ahead of the girl that came in second :D You can check the Garmin activity here, pretty happy with the race as I ran in from full volume training. We'll see how I do in the České Budějovice half marathon next Staurday!!!


Very cool to see Martina in the third place!!!

First win in a really long time, so excited!!!

I did a little pre-race warm up and 1 mile cool down, but was still missing little over mile to have 100 km under my belt for this week. So I took my five fingers and switched on the treadmill. Watching the crazy news with all the floods around our country :( Sending my thoughts to all those influenced and touched by the huge power of water.

Excited to see my mileage over 100 km / week - should stay in these numbers for pretty long now :)

So how was your weekend??? Races? Long runs? Wet runs? :D

8 comments :

  1. Congrats on the win! So awesome!

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    1. Thank you!!! :) We´ll see how I do in this weekends half!

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  2. Jak se Ti beha v 5prstacich, Baru?

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    1. Mám je už od loňského léta - používám na kratší lehké běhy a na pohodu :) Někdy v nich taky jen tak chodím...

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    2. jj, vim, ze je mas uz dlouho. Spis me zajimalo, jestli uz treba v nich behas i delsi trate :-)

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    3. Ne, ne, s mými objemy by mi to odstřelilo nožičky ... Při té zátěži musím oby nechat taky odpočívat... :) Takže třeba delší věci v tréninku běhám v relativně odpružených botách, ale závody samozřejmě v rychlých lehkých :)

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  3. Gratulace.. evidentne si to umis uzivat..:)
    At nam to beha! 12:)

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    1. Dekuju, dekuju :) Hura behat! Dneska jsem teda rada, ze jsem to odbehala rano, kdyz relativne neprselo :)

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