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 start counting the other side of trainings that we never … Continue reading 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, it´s the “mdina2spinola”. I like the type of classic runs … Continue reading 37 years of Mdina2Spinola… then and now.
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 ha sido un año muy positivo en todo los aspectos … Continue reading 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 marathon of Munich, changing the minds of the US citizens … Continue reading 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 countdown to the race starts and the trainings receive even … Continue reading 4 YEARS OF RUNNING SO FAR SO GOOD
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 senderos con vistas al mar de los cuales no puedes … Continue reading Gozo Ultra Trail 55km
Gerald is a Marketing Lecturer at Junior College University of Malta, who has represented Malta in many international running competitions and also founder of Malta Mountain Running Back in 2010 I met Gerald when I arrived in Malta, and thanks to him I started taking part in some of the local races, such as Mosta organised by A.S Libertas, or Mdina-Spinola. Gerald was one of … Continue reading Inside the running shoes of Gerald Grech
NEW Section Who’s the Runrocker? I met Carlos back in 2015 in Malta, we built a great friendship since the first day. Carlos ran the marathon of Malta that year, in 2h 43 finishing in 10th position, and in Spring he won the Ultra of Gozo. He’s very talented runner and also loves what he does which is part of his success. He has been winning ultras … Continue reading Inside the running shoes of Mantero
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 mind was fighting hard to keep running. 33th km I … Continue reading 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 of it, but my girlfriend told me that she was … Continue reading 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 started running and all the way my body was telling … Continue reading Let me show you the way I feel during a run
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… but the idea was to have fun and to do … Continue reading Failing in Gozo