Agility, Alphabet all about A’s

Hello there!

Long time no hear, but don’t worry this just means I’ve been keeping me really busy! We are proceeding with trainings and ‘en route’ to my first Marathon run.

I’m really happy and grateful to Studio Moderna as I’ll be traveling to the States end of October to attend DMA conference, but this means my plans had to change a bit. I’ll have to skip Ljubljana Marathon and run Maratona delle città del vino this October 5th. Initially I was choosing in between this one and Verona’s Marathon as they are happening at the same day, but as no one could join me there I had to pick the alternative. Hopefully this was not a stupid decision, as this run is happening around Collio region with lots of elevation gains.

So, what’s been going on meanwhile? Miran and I have been working a lot on my running alphabet and technique as this is a long term investment that will allow me to gain results. Summer was great and we did really a lot there. We introduced agility trainings on the agility ladder and I tell you, it was love at first sight, I mean try 🙂 It immediately made an impact on my technique and in future I’ll be definitely using it more. You can check this source for workout possibilities.

Here’s an example of what we’re up to. Basically it is a set of exercises above it, focus on positioning in best starting position as possible and then sprinting onward, even with 2 – 3 starts like this.

Besides this what I need to focus is lifting my heels behind as much as possible and doing short transfers of leg to the front. This helps you save energy as legs make shorter circle and your body is positioned more to the front automatically pushing you forward and saving energies.

The progress in my technique is really visible, you can notice it as videos progress and I’m glad I set up on this path with Miran – thank you man!

As for my competitions and where I’ve been up lately:

  • beautiful Nočna 10ka – July 12th, running 10 km around one of the nicest lakes in Slovenia – lake Bled by night, a total of 1,5 circles around the lake. My time 00:50:13 – not bad and see you next year!
  • Half-Marathon Bled – August 30th, a total of 3,5 circles around lake Bled. My time 2:01:38 – not that great, but take into account 582 m of elevation gain …

And last week we went running with the guys around Ljubljana. There’s a trail named PST which goes around where fence was positioned under Italian occupation. We did a total of 32 km and it took me 3:39:24. So yes, I’m a bit worried if I’ll be able to make it, but I don’t worry that much. The important thing is exercising and not giving up, there’s always a second chance right? 🙂

And we will see tomorrow what the progress is as I’m running the Half-Marathon at Maribor. Anyone joining?

Bonus treat: before leaving you be here’s an extra agility training. Touch the point in front and back for 2 times, Miran is giving me signal when to start – a pretty intense drill I suggest you try 😉

Untill the next time cheers!

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