Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring is finally here

Spring is finally here and yesterday and today I went out running in shorts and T shirt for the first time this year. Today I was inspired and ran to the track where I did a few K's and then went back onto the road finishing with a total of 10Km, it was also my 70th day of running without missing a day. So I am quite happy that I have a good streak going.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Well I was a litle sceptical of my fast time in the 10k race on Sunday and it turns out that it was 9.35k, but my projected time for 10k is around 55 minutes. So I did run inside the 1 hour I was hoping for and I am happy with the time.

Monday, March 21, 2011

10 km race

I ran my besy time for 10k when I was 26 or 27 years old. Yesterday at the age of 57 I ran my first 10k race probably since starting to run multiday races. It was a well organized race on the Slovenian coast. There were around 900 runners and the race fee was 15 euro.It is between to small towns. You park your car near the finishing line and they take you by bus to the start. The soline 10k is pretty flat except for one quite big hill at around 6k, then of course there is a downhill. After running a half marathon 2 weeks ago my legs were feeling quite strong, the air was good and my breathing was good. I tried to keep and even pace, there were no K markers until the last one so it was hard to know what my pace was. There was one water station just before the hill. I would have preferred more, but it was most welcome when it came. I was thinking to run under 1 hour would be ok and was surprised when I saw the 1k to go mark and saw on my watch 44 minutes. I crossed the finishing line in 50:25. The best time I ever ran for 10k some 30 years ago is 38:48. So time as not treated me so badly. It was a beautiful morning and I was really glad that I am getting into the racing scene again and hope to do a lot more in the coming year.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Half marathon

On March 4th I went to Serbia for 10 days. 2 days after I got there I ran a half marathon in Nish. It was quite cold, around freezing but the support was really good and I ran a steady race, which was also a good training run for me. I had a little pain from my right achilles in the middle of the race and some hamstring tightness near the end, but was quite happy with my 2:28:43 time. I got a chance to do some easy training in Belgrade near the river Sava for the next week and beleive it or not I have a 61 day running streak going.