Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Increasing the distans

I have now decided to increase the length of my ordinary weekday runs from 5½ to 6 km. (3,7 miles) I have measured the distans with my car and decided a new turnaround point on the bikepath. On my last run I tried it out and it felt good, I guess I could have been running a bit longer but to avoid injuries I will now stick to the 6 km distans for a while to see how I manage.

On my weekend daylight runs I will not measure the distans, I will keep on running the way I usually do, improvising the route, and run just for the joy of it. I usually don't decide where to run until I get there. I usually keep on for about 30 - 60 minutes, depending on the weather and how I feel. Afterwards I usually estimates the distance by looking at a map over the area.

I will also try to run on my lunchbreak some times, but then I will not measure the distance, but the time. I will set my watch alarm on 20 minutes, run a certain way until it beeps and then back again, with my ordinary speed that will be about 6 km, maybe a little more, maybe a little less. I don't find it necessary to count every km that I run, it is more important to just enjoy it.


Friday, January 11, 2008

I like daylight.

During the Christmas and New Year holidays I managed to get out and run in daylight several times and I really really enjoyed that. Now I'm back to running in the evenings after work, when it is dark, and I am forced to run in streetlights.
I don't like to be stuck on a certain route, I like to improvise and choose what road or path to run as I get there.

I usually listen to podcasts when running, and that makes running in the dark much more enjoyable. Todays run was one of the best according to podcast listening. I listened to my own appearance on the Running From The Reaper Podcast #62, that was really special.
In the podcast were also mentioned many other runners and I thought to myself that there must be lots and lots of us out there. Isn't that an amazing thought? When I'm out running, someone else, a friend, is probably out on his or her track at the same time. That thought inspired me to run a bit faster today. Even if I'm not competing with anyone, who might be running out there. I don't want to be left too far behind.