Thursday, May 29, 2008

Oaktree-yellowhouse 10k loop

I brought my camera when running one of my favourite loops some days ago. I thought the track was around 10 kms and when measuring it with the "map my run" tool I found it to be 10.5 km, so my guess about the distance was quite good.

As you can see from the photos the track contains many different surfaces. I'm not so fond of the tarmac part but I need to run that part too, to get back home again. Maybe I should run the loop in the opposite direction and do the nice forest paths for the last part of my run, because that is what I really enjoy.

The track is very flat, so no hilltrainig when running this loop. I have found a few other 10k loops on the map, that contains a few hills but I have not tried them yet. I guess I have to do that in order to get fit for a race that I might sign up for and that I know is quite steep uphill in some parts. Maybe I'll bring my camera when I try theese new loops in a future run and I can show you what they looks like.

My training has been quite good for the last couple of weeks but could be better. I'm struggling to get the time for running. It seems that the calendar fills up with more things to do than I really want. Hopefully it will get better in a couple of weeks.


See photos from my Oaktree-yellow house loop here.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

RtNP#04 Race report

Finally I managed to record and upload a new episode, I'm sorry that it took me so long. I really enjoy producing this podcast but lately there just hasn't been enough time for it.

In this episode .. can hear a race report from my first 10k race ever.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

10k race

Yesterday I ran my first 10k race.

It was a beautiful warm and sunny evening and the track was nice. We ran two laps on parkways and streets in town.
I haven't been able to train as much as I had planned for this race because of a cold in the last weeks. But I'm very happy with my time - 1:02:18.
At the end of the race I thought about aiming for under one hour but I had to give that up and I did the last kms in my own pace. I really enjoyed it. I actually enjoyed the second lap more than the first.

There was about 100 runners participating and I finnished among the last ones but I'm really happy with what I accomplished and since this was my first 10k race I now have a PB wich I intend to beat next time.

I'll tell you more about the race in my next podcast episode wich I plan to post next weekend or so.