Running longer and faster… a few thoughts…

Enjoying the sun with a Monday run

The week started with a lack of motivation for running a morning little run. Took therefore the opportunity to do a long core&stability session (which I cut on Sunday evening). One hour later, quick shower and start to work. Lots to do all day. Biked to the office after lunch for afternoon meetings and by 4:45pm I was changed from business woman to running chick 🙂 Would have taken ca.10/15minutes to take the ferry and jog to the start place but nope! I took the 5km over the bridge to reach the start. This evening I was running the route of the Göteborgs JubileumsLopp (GJL). This race is planned to take place every year from 2013 up to 2021 when the city of Gothenburg will celebrate its 400 years. Anyway, the race organizers have suggested to test the route every Monday evening. So why not? Met a few runners (one from my club and one who recognize me from the forum…) and we started easy pace, ca.5min/km. I had planned a REAL easy pace of 5:30 but the ones I was following were at a good pace. The route is quite simple: flat-flatflat-flatflatflat-Ooops a bridge-downhill-flat-downhill-flat-flatflat-flatflatflat-arrival 🙂 While reaching the “Ooops a bridge”, I took a pace which was feeling better for me but left behind my group. Felt good so….so good that I reached the woman in the head of the line before us and by 1km after the bridge I was alone with just the head runner before me. Could not slow down as I did not know where to go, so had to get and keep a faster pace than planned… Pretty fun though. Completed the run of 10K in 48min or so and in total for Monday it became a nice 15km. Back to the office to get my laptop and then jumping on my bike, taking the ferry and then ride home. A bit more work at home and then a good night’s sleep.

Great way to start the week indeed! And yes, got a blister on the right big toe, which is not to fun to live with. So googled all possible solutions to get rid of that. Heel feels better, but recovery will be long…

Berlin: less than 5 weeks ahead…


3 responses

  1. Även jag får väl ut på en 27:a idag. Men bara ett pass.

    August 28, 2013 at 6:56 am

    • Svårt ibland att inte springa längre… Återhämtningsjogg skulle gärna ha pågått mycket längre, men man skall ju inte ha för mycket av det roliga 😉

      August 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

      • Fint väder, blir kanske aningen varmt sen eftermiddag. Men lite Vitargo strax innan kyler ner. Står i kylskåpet.
        Benen ok. Tror jag…

        August 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

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