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For months I wondered if there is a hidden reason behind my running habit.
What if I run because I get old and I try to stop or reverse the process? If somehow I try to get back to my childhood to catch that energy and joy?

This seemed quite pathetic to me, until today.
I actually felt like I'm 12-15 years old. It wasn't just the energy and joy, but the moment too.
I run in a forest and somewhere between 15th - 16th kilometre, some branches were hanging on my path. I was heated and when I came under the branches, I felt the morning dew on my forehead, cooling me a bit. Such a nice surprise!

I'll turn 37 in a few months, if anyone wonders.
And for an old, a bit overweight, casual runner, my last 2 km had a good pace.

I track my workouts with +Run With Me​.
Currently just for Android: http://ow.ly/M6zve

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🎵I did it maaaaaa way....
...on the highway. 🎶

I heard that a highway which is under construction reached the vicinity and I said that I don't have this opportunity everyday. Is not opened for traffic yet and people have fun there, usually with their bikes.

After being chased by a couple of abandoned dogs, I ran for around 4 km with the wind behind.
Then I returned, but the wind didn't returned :)
It wasn't that funny anymore and actually was quite nasty.

It was an unpleasant experience, but hey, I've checked it on my todo list 😊


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+Greta Cavedon​, too bad I haven't recorded myself singing. You wouldn't be in doubts now about the singer.
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Nice scenario for this video.

First time I've heard this song was a cover version from Sepultura.
Without making any connection, I listened the song when running.

Then I've seen the video and remembered some of my feelings from the races.
The fear that I'm going too fast and I might not keep that pace for long time.
The delicate feeling of comfort, which most of the time was somewhere between the fear of underestimating the effort for the planned pace and the hope given by the relaxed breathing.

As for the finish... Unfortunately is a luxury to finish as the video ends.

You have to see the video from start to last second, to understand.
Enjoy and have a nice weekend.


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Good song but did not like the video to dark & sinister for my liking
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I wonder if this qualifies for #weeklymonkeypic
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We celebrate the Easter this weekend - orthodox Christians.
I believe that +Marijana T.​ is also celebrating it.

So I've been the Easter bunny and ran for over 3 hours. I don't know exactly why, because I'm not training for any race.

I know that the time is pretty lame comparing with what I've seen around, but still is nice to see that I could run continuously all morning.

The almighty gps satellites said that I ran 25k, the routes I ran says that is around 2km more, I've measured them a while ago with the bike.
Anyway, around 16 miles - as +Petra Zarai​ would say (she betrayed the metric system, btw).

I've tried to think at all kinds of stuff, from philosophy to history, but my brain was mumbling annoying stuff about my shoes, about the people who unleash their dogs on my path...
The only thought which was more stable was about an idea I've heard from +Kristin B​. She said that would like to have this capacity to enter in someone else's body who's running and feel what they feel.
Maybe one day the technology will make this possible.
If I could rent my body for a run like today, I'll surely get rich. First 15-18 km were fantastic.
Finally the spring is ruling the land here.

Have a nice weekend and a Happy Easter - whoever celebrates it.

Oh, that reminds me that I have a long list of discriminated food waiting for me and I'll not be ashamed of abusing it.



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+cedric dominique Togiram​, long runs are nice, especially if you have nice places to run.
I know you run where Lord of the Rings was filmed, so you have an advantage.
I have a nice place to run too, but I have to run around the tail and do who knows how many laps to make a long run ;)
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That reminds me that summer is coming in northern hemisphere.
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IN THE BEAM OF LIGHT

sunset,silhouettes,person,bike,seagull,reflections,light,water,nature,d-lux 6,
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A fact about losing weight, which most people are not aware:

Two persons, same weight, same height. One looks fat, one looks thin. Why?

One has more adipose tissue (fat), while the other person has more muscles.
The volume of muscles is 15% lower than the volume of adipose tissue.

If you exercise, you don't necessarily need to lose weight, but your look can be improved.

+Run With Me and you'll get better, while having fun. Find the application on Google Play, free and no ads: http://ow.ly/LZYiS
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Tempo runs are getting on top of my preferences quickly.
With negative splits is even better.
I get in the rhythm and I just speed up as I feel.
It gives a good mood after finishing.

Although I said I won't do squats again, I've discovered that a set of 20-30 squats is great after run. Builds strength and improves knee extensions.

The screenshot below is from +Run With Me​, the application I use to record my workouts.

The splits are displayed as in the pencil and paper era. Coaches didn't had time to calculate the splits right away, so they used to right down the overall time, and later they were doing the math too.
There is a big advantage in this method, because a coach can estimate better what pace should the runner have.

This is an #oldschool method to take advantage of previous results.

Do you make use of previous stats, or you just like to view stats?

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50% of this year's goal achieved.

I didn't had a goal for this year until a few days ago. But now I have:
- lose 15kg
- run 10km at 5:30/km without killing myself

So far I lost 7 kg and I can run about 5km at 5:30/km and having a normal day after that.

I think I'm good right now, after 25% of the year gone.

How are your goals for this year so far?
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+Hugo Paredes​, 4:38/km means 46:20 on first 10km.
If I would run the half marathon in your place, I would run 48:00 on first 10k. ~4:48/km
That would be around 1h:41m for h/m.

As for weight... my all time bottom low was 52kg for a 178cm height... I was just bones.
I don't wanna be that skinny again, but I know that there is a lot of unnecessary tissue :)

Good luck to you too!

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take care of yourself!!
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When you come back from a workout and you are not worried about having these deserts, it means that your workout was good.

I personally prefer to workout harder rather sacrificing such sweets.
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I can eat all of them.. but will save the oreo one for +Kristin B to solve her dilemma! That way she and I can both have treats :)
I'm trying so hard to cut foods that have added sugar. It is impossible!! +George Ilie 
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My workout for tomorrow 😯

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Wow! That is a whole lot of mileage. Have an awesome run +George Ilie . Can't believe that bunny is still working.
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