Sunday evening, I finished my last session of the week. Strava is showing me all the stats – km, pace and total weekly time -6 hours and 11 minutes of training. Yesterday while I was running I was thinking: How much time do you really spend every week in preparation before your training? If we […]Read More The Supporting actors
How everything started? I was wondering what was behind this race, it was a bet between friends to see who was the fastest to get to Spinola or just a nice route when the traffic wasn´t as bad as today. The distance is 10.8 miles or 17.4 km so it is not an official race, […]Read More 37 years of Mdina2Spinola… then and now.
I´ve been writing here always about finishing races and good vibes after big races, but never about quitting a race and how much you can learn or how you can feel down. Running for the second time in Gozo, I was feeling relaxed and confident. It´s true that I didn´t train properly after Sevilla Marathon… […]Read More Failing in Gozo
My 4th marathon – Learning a lot each time I cross that finish line at the 42,195! Marathons and life go together hand in hand. A marathon shows you that if you want something you really have to fight for it. The planning for my marathon perhaps was not the best; however I trained like […]Read More Sevilla Marathon: Running at home
Once you start running you never know where you are going to end up. Some people make it a habit to stay healthy and others go further making it a way of life. Most of the comments that I hear from new runners are: They are too slow or how they will be able to […]Read More We can be Heroes
Hoy he cumplido un objetivo que nunca llegué a pensar que lo alcanzaría: correr 2000kms en un período natural de un año. Esta quizás puede ser la primera lección que me ha dado el 2015 “puedes llegar lejos, mucho más que lo que realmente tu mente te dice… tenemos límites pero hay que saber exprimirlos bien…” 2015 […]Read More 6 lecciones que aprendí en 2000kms
Back in the days “running” was well known by “jogging”, there were a group of freaks wearing very short pants or very tight leggings in winter. The running movement came from the east part of the United States: Boston and New York. In 1972 an American Frank Shorter won the gold medal in the Olympic […]Read More Flashback in running
Each and every of the numbers, received at races, mean so much to me. Because of these numbers I am constantly challenging myself, and spending a lot of hours training. The races are the drive and motivation in my life, as everytime I go out, I accomplish something new. Once the application is completed, the […]Read More 4 YEARS OF RUNNING SO FAR SO GOOD
El pasado Domingo 25 de Octubre se celebraba un 10.000 en la zona Qawra en Malta carrera que había corrido un par de veces en años anteriores. En esta ocasión venía más fuerte y con muy buenas sensaciones en los entrenos previos. El correr en montaña y pelear en ultras te hace madurar como “runner” […]Read More Learning to Fly
Hace un mes y medio, sin saber porqué me embarqué en una nueva aventura. Una mañana de Marzo decidí quedar con un par de amigos, Carlos y Adrián, para hacer una tirada por Gozo. Anteriormente, años atrás había tenido ya algún contacto con el trail, pero aquella mañana, saliendo desde Mgarr y corriendo por esos […]Read More Gozo Ultra Trail 55km
Running, I was passing by Sagrada Familia and it looked even mightier than usual. I was feeling good, not at 100% but able to keep the pace. At the 30km everything started getting worse: my legs were getting heavier, even the weather was cloudier and hot. My body was telling me to stop but my […]Read More Zurich Barcelona Marathon: Hitting the wall, big time!
What a race was last Sunday!… I have to say that I really enjoyed it from the beginning until the end. Last year I ran the same race with my mate Kenny, doing a PB but this time the route was shorter by 300mts. A couple of weeks ago I didn´t think I´ll take part […]Read More Running in the rain once again
The night before I went for a long run… at the beginning I was planning to take my mp3 for some music but I preferred to run only and left it behind. I was tired from the busy day at work plus it was freezing outside, and I didn’t sleep much the previous night. I […]Read More Let me show you the way I feel during a run