Running is a drug.

I am just few days before my first race in almost 2 years. I started to run again in may this year, with a mere 27 km per month. I benefited from Paulo’s training plan and I trained with more sense than ever. I got to run almost at the same level as when I was training for the marathon. Even better I managed recently to improve my times for 1 km, 1 mile, 5 km and 10 km. Halfway through September I ran 100 km. I am becoming dependent on running for clearing my head and my thoughts. I feel the need of running when I get angry, and I feel the same need when I am happy.

I might have the proof I am a masochist

I mentioned in several occasions that I am fasting every week for 36 hrs. Which means that I eat Sunday evening and next meal is Tuesday morning. Recently I received a lot of questions on why I do such thing. So recently I posted this article on my FB page, that mentions 10 advantages. Among this advantages you can find weight loss, speeding the metabolism, improving eating patterns and some more. Read the article. Here you have another article that I find interesting. I wrote at some point an article myself, and here it is.

Random

No title, just random thoughts. The weekend passed and so did my new running friends, they passed the test. I am talking about S-LAB WINGS SG from Salomon. Overall during the week-end I made 36 km and had no problems whatsoever. They feel fine, light, firm, and it is a great support for the feet when running on rough terrain. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I am covering more distance from month to month and starts to show. From 60 km in June, I am now on 5th of september with 50 km already ran or hiked on the mountains. I can feel the difference and I am happy to see that my hip and knee can take Read more

PR. As simple as that.

Put on  We are the champions and start reading. At least this is what I am listening while writing and this is how I feel now. My first 10k happened to be during a race. My first race. Novemberflåset 2013, in Stromstad, Sweden. 59 min. I was running for about 2 months, but never made it quite to 10. 7 was max. I ran it in my FiveFingers. During 2014 I had Sentrumsløpet with an official result of 53:08. In October 2014 I had Hytteplanmila, one of the nicest races I had ever run. Here I had my PR with 50:56, that lasted till Monday, 29th of August 2016,  when I managed 50:43. Today, I went out with a strong motivation, stronger Read more

Hello soreness my old friend!

I had prepared 2 articles. 1 about the weekend and my trip to Ciucas mountains where I went to see the half marathon path, from Ciucas X3. The other was about how do I feel at week 8 from my training program. I don´t need an article to say that I can just mention it in 1 word: DUMB. I feel dumb and sore. At CiucasX3 , where I am volunteering and by the way … if anyone that runs the ultra version, which is 105 km, in the most remote corner of your path, somewhere far far far away, there I will be to cheer you up, and kind of that is it. The place is so far away Read more

Paulo says!

I know it was Simon, but he is busy with other stuff. I am working with Paulo. Let me first introduce to you my Portuguese friend. I have a Norwegian friend that I have presented in the beginning and now it is time for my Portuguese friend. He is Paulo Buchinho. The guy behind The Real Green Scene. I met Paulo in Norway, while we were both trying to learn Norwegian. Meanwhile I don´t have to try, while he still is having headaches because of Norwegian lessons. Anyway, leaving aside how we met, we kept contact since. That was in the beginning of 2015 , when I was not running due to my injury. By the time we met, Paulo Read more

Vibram FiveFingers review

  I am using Vibram FiveFingers since 2012 so I am entitled to have an opinion about it. Actually the  FiveFingers in the photo are the ones I have bought in 2012. Why I bought such thing? I don´t know. I was in Mozambique, having money and not having where to spend it. So, given the fact I had some canadians colleagues I was ordering trough them from a sports shop and they would bring it to me in Mozambique when they would come from their vacations. Like this I ordered Vibram FiveFingers, a 80l backpack, another 30l backpack, a multi-functional tool etc Anyway, the only reason I got the FiveFingers was because I needed some beach shoes and this Read more

Baneasa Autumn Trail Run

82 days 12 hours and roughly 30 min. Till my first race after my DNF from the second marathon attempt in 27th of December 2014. Baneasa Autumn Trail Run, Cros. Meaning 10.5 km. I was with my eyes on the race and even though I registered in the moment that they opened registration I have race number 103. They have the half marathon distance but I am there yet. Will take it easy, I want to pass through all the distances.

I am back!

In the last 2 weeks, less than 2 weeks actually I have done more sports than in the last 6 months. Apparently coming back home was good. For a long period of time I was afraid to go out and run because one of the injuries that I was suspected of was Femoral Head Avascular Necrosis. Which would have been bad. That is why I was insisting to wait till I do a MR to my hip. But dealing with the medical system in Romania is not that easy and they managed to get me out of my nerves. I am still not registered in the system, and last experience that I had with them made me go on the streets Read more

2016 … looking forward to see what you bring.

2016. Finally. I have been very anxious to see 2015 gone. In terms of running … actually in every area of my life 2015 has been a completely disaster. Personal, professional, health, running … you name it. Running, as that is the main area here, I can just say that I ran a total of about 127 km. That is all the year long. I started the year injured, and it last till June, when I finally was able to run some. I got another injury that kept me off in September. Restart running, get together with the running group from the gym, just to finish the year with another injury. So I am in a reset mode. Something went wrong Read more