Running for weight loss or weight loss for running? My approach to getting back after a break

Most people think that running as an endurance sport is great for losing weight – after all almost all runners are extremely lean with BMI index below average. In fact, this is a little bit more difficult than this. Most good runners are lean because of genetic predispositions, and they tend to keep low weight […]

Orlen Warsaw Marathon 2017 – race coverage

Orlen Warsaw Marathon was the final race of my winter training cycle. After twenty eight weeks of preparations I was pretty sure that I was going to deliver a good run and achieve my desired goal during this race, but it turned out differently. As usual a marthon race can expose easily any flaw and […]

Goal – Spring Marathon – final weeks 27-28

Here I am, my preparation for spring marathon and the run itself are over. Now I am recovering in a hotel at polish see side spending my time mostly in the pool, sauna, restaurant and bed. This is how I am planning to spend the next week. The second week I will start doing some […]

12. PZU Warsaw Half Marathon – Race Coverage

Warsaw Half Marathon was supposed to be a test start for my main start – Orlen Warsaw Marathon. Such test starts are difficult for two reasons, first – you don’t run them fresh, because you’re in a full training regime for the main start and, second – you want to run them as hard as […]

Goal – Spring marathon – weeks 21-22

Those two weeks were the beginning of my final quality training phase. I begun running long tempo runs and preparing myself for longer intensive efforts. Last year the beginning of this phase was very difficult for me and I only got the power and lightness in my legs after half-marathon in the second half of […]

Goal – Spring marathon – weeks 19-20

Weeks 19-20 were the last weeks of my third phase of preparation for Orlen Warsaw Marathon. Unfortunately they didn’t go as I expected. Frist of all, although I didn’t feel bad I was prescribed antibiotics and I lost another week of running. I was doing some other workouts during that week, but running requires running… […]

Goal – Spring marathon – weeks 17-18

During my weeks 17-18 of the preparation for Orlen Warsaw Marathon I run almost 140 kilometers. The plan was to have VO2max intervals, Tempo and long run sessions mixed with easy days. Polish winter has made me skip one interval session and slow down on the other one, but apart from that, everything went well. […]

It’s not snowing in winter but snow-storming into runners’ eyes

I don’t intend to whine about weather conditions, but this was my thought that came to my mind during my yesterday’s long run. During my two and a half hour run I have passed by some several dozens of runners – all of them had winter hats on and all of them were crinkling their […]

Goal – Spring marathon – weeks 13-16

My January was divided in two by a skiing trip, so my workout plans had to be adjusted. Additionally, the pollution levels in Warsaw were very high and several workouts were lost due to this reason. Generally January was a good month. The skiing trip was marvelous. My daughter has learned how to ski and […]

Goal – spring marathon – weeks 11-12

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Weeks 11-12 were the last two weeks of the year – by that I mean Christmas and the New Year’s Day. This is generally a good time for eating, drinking and celebrating and not for running, but somehow I managed to do all of it :))) In week 11 I missed my […]