Running longer and faster… a few thoughts…

Why running for a week when you can ride it in a day…

Bad bad night. 2 hours up to midnight and then 3 hours up to 9am… Considered several time to go out and try a run…
Easy breakfast (as I had a good dinner yesterday in preparation for today’s outing…) and of course, rain falling. Waited 45 minutes, reading biking forums about hints on biking under the rain, prepared a bag with bananas, Powerade, water and change of clothes. Made up my mind to go for it…and the rain stopped 🙂 Rain jacket on anyway just in case. Nice in the air, even warm despite the recent rain. Off with rain jacket after 5 km, too warm and sweaty (and no rain…). Had a new path to try, which I have run during my long runs, but never dared prolonging to the next city. Which I did this week already once and now with another path. No effort, just riding. Listened to music at first and changed to a podcast on running. Stopped at km27 for banana and half a Powerade. Had reached Kungsbacka, which was the first step. Then aimed to Onsala (Check!) and continued to Gottskär. Stop for halfway (ca.42.5km). By thus time the nice sky with sun and white clouds had been changed to grey and ready to rain. Took a 10 minutes stop, ate a banana and rest of Powerade. Good stretching as well.

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Lunch break

Them time to aim back home. Exactly when the sky decide to throw buckets of water on earth… Quick putting my rain jacket back and riding for a few km, before it stopped. Off with the jacket and…drizzle started. No way I put my jacket back on! Continue my easy ride. Nice landscapes all around.

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Took a quick stop after this pix for another banana and water. Had reached 63km or so. Then more biking, more wind and fun. Reached Särö and then just straight line back home. Quick pause at km83 for water and close after shop-stop for banana and Powerade and it was only 12km left home. So fun to see my watch tucking “Lap 103”!!!! No long run on feet, but a decent 103.5 km in 4hrs 30 min. No world record, but personal longest bike ride ever!
Well back home, had to get some energy: Gainomax, water, Colting’s pancake and a large glad of chocolate milk.

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Mums on a plate...

Unsure if the recipe was for several pancakes, but I did a large one, added honey and blueberries on the top 🙂 Had a super cold bath for the legs (10 minutes in freezing cold water…you must love your legs!) And then rest with legs up like after a long run. Slept for an hour like this and then time for a serie of eccentric heel raises and the VSA legs program. 2 handful of M&Ms peanut and now it is evening time in front of “Gone in 60 seconds”.

Heel feels better, not 100% though. Hoping will continue to get better…

Today’s workout was really worth it. Cannot yet get a higher pace (and not making any effort either!). A little lighter bike might help, but for now, this one will do! Rest tomorrow and let see what the well brings…

5 responses

  1. …because you use the same muscles for training and competition.
    ÄR första bilden från hamnen i Gottskär? Svårt att se när det är vidvinkel.
    103.5/3*53=1830 kcal?

    July 29, 2013 at 7:40 am

    • 2249kcal according to Garmin

      July 29, 2013 at 9:22 am

      • Det är som en tremilare för mig ungefär.

        July 29, 2013 at 9:31 am

      • Eller en mara (för min del).
        Hade glömt min pulsband och jag tror att man får lite annorlunda värde när man har den på.

        July 29, 2013 at 9:32 am

      • JA det stämmer säkert.
        Väger du 53 kg?

        July 29, 2013 at 9:36 am

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