WOW, I feel good! Today I´ve had two really good training sessions – first I ran to work this morning for the second time this week, and this evening I completed a fabulous day with doing an hour with interval training as well.
As you can read on my page about “the next four weeks”, I am now in week 1 of the four. I have managed to run to work two times – first on tuesday, and then again today thursday. It is a distance of 13,5-13,9K, depending on the route, I´ve figured out. The shortest has some tough uphills that was hard early in the morning, the longest has some detours due to roadwork – confusing and a wee bit frustrating. I will probably decide where to run as we go along.
But running almost 14K in the morning – starting at 6:15 am – is not something I am used to. My body is not ready for this so early – too little food, to little energy. I need serious willpower to do this – but my determination to build my mileage will hopefully be sufficient – and give me the stamina I need to get up at 5:15 at least twice a week. I WANT TO DO THIS!
Tuesday Oct 7th:
Thursday Oct 9th:
This evening it was time for my Intervals with some people from Friskis & Svettis Oppegård – but only two people (and I) turned up today. Still, we had an excellent workout, my legs were not too fresh, but I managed. A wonderful feeling in the shower afterwords – being worn out and really happy about it!
So for now, this week, I have run a total of 36K so far. With plans on doing an 18K on saturday, I will surpass my goal of 50K. I am super happy, but will not take anything for granted – I still need to get out on saturday and finish that run.
Testing my new light weight shoes for the first time this evening – my Fastwitch shoes from Saucony – I am really excited about this week. I hope to be able to use these shoes on my 16K in Porto – will have to test them out on shorter runs before I go there. Still 24 days left!
It is late and I am going to my Manual Therapist before work tomorrow – my appointment is at 7 am. Will tell you more about him at another time.