Sunday, March 3, 2013

A goal without a plan is just a wish

Sun is shining and spring is just around the corner. I'm halfway done with my internship and I have to admit that these motivated athletes and atmosphere make me work hard. Even with the tight schedule and working indoor haven't ruined me least not yet. I'm so stoked to to work with athletes and help them perform better. In addition to being a physical coach (sometimes just supervisor) for basketball and tennis players, boxers, track and field athletes and sailors, I'm nutritionist or dietitian for some athletes and hopefully this will be my special line in future (as well as nutritionist for people who are suffering from lifestyle diseases).

Work is just a part of my life, so there are many other things that catch my eyes. Recently I decided to run a marathon before summer and even though I haven't signed up yet, I will cover a distance of 42,195 in Copenhagen at the beginning of May. So I have just 2 months to get fit and perform my best. No time goal? C'mon! I am always open to new challenges so my aim is to run under 3 hours. In order to make this happen, an effective training program is necessary, right? So I designed my training program myself and I am following it since Monday. Sometimes miracles happen and reveal top secret plans. Because of the lack of training time I run just three days a week. I do tempo run (5 to 15 km), intervals (900 or 1800 meters) and long run (up to 30 km) once a week. I had intervals (2x900 meters pace for a 3:10 and 3:20 min/km) and long run (17 km) this week, so I skipped tempo run due to not feeling well. This is just a part of life and I'm not planning to catch up what I missed. I try to keep you informed of my progress in training for a marathon weekly, so stay tuned!

The weather has been nice last few days and there are so many people spending time outside thus it was unusual to run on a crowded trail.

Last ride with my best friend. She served me well 2 years, but all good things come to an end and make room for great new things. 

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