I finally did it. It has been too long, and right now, I am sore as hell.
I am talking about the distance of my run today.
Ever since “loosing” the front ligament in my left knee last December I have had a hard time running more than 10 km (the exception was the 3 x 5 km I did at the DFH relay back in August). Today I did 17.
I am tired and sore, but in the muscles and not the knee(s) which is really, really good. The time was horrible (around 4:45/km on average), but it was good to be out more than an hour.
I hope I can keep this up, with one long stretch, a shorter one and one or two days with intervals each week. 3 times very week would be nice, 4 times great, but going into the dark season I do not have much hope. Will try though
A couple of years ago I bought a running watch. The Garmin Forerunner 305 (http://bit.ly/NQzt0). At the time I bought it, I had the old 201, so it was really a step up. Newer models have come since, but this one does the trick – if you remember to charge it; today it died on me around 15K.
Apart from the GPS and the wireless heart rate monitor, it tell you all you need to know when sweating it out on the road. As an added benefit, you can upload your training session to Garmin Connect (formerly known as MotionBased). I know, you can live without it, but personally I really like to keep track of your training sessions and see how you did compared to e.g. last year at the same time.
A few words about the training: this and also next week I still work on getting some miles into those old legs. After this I will go for speed for a few weeks doing intervals and after this revert back to the training program derived by Lars Bom (to the Danes: yes the actor). Drop me a line if you are interested.
Happy running to all.
Finally got my act together and did some running this morning after a loooong summer break. Nothing fancy. A slow 10k around the countryside. Man did it hurt. I keep forgetting how it is to start up again after a break and every time I swear it will be the last time I goof around instead of tying those shoelaces up regularly.
It does not help either, that my sister has announced that she will do the Seattle Marathon in November. Well, if she likes it, maybe I can convince her to come to Copenhagen in May next year for the Copenhagen Marathon if I in return go to Seattle in November 2010.