It is a law of nature that every runner will suffer injuries that prevent them from training as planned. Equally all-encompassing is the feeling of invincibility that characterises any runner who has yet to encounter debilitating injuries.
The turn of the year is a time to reflect. Having already looked at what I did in 2018, it is time to turn shift focus from the past to the future.
New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and it is time for introspection. Now, just before the counter resets to zero, is the moment to take a close look at the cold numbers and hard facts.
Strava’s 2018 Year in Sport report is out. The 37-page summary of what Strava’s members were up to throughout the year contains a number of interesting tidbits.
After running Hytteplanmila last year, I was so pleased with the overall experience that I immediately signed up for the 2018 edition as soon as registration opened.
Skagerakløpet is a race put on by the local football club in the Norwegian town of Skien, a couple of hours drive south-west of Oslo. The 2018 edition of the race happened on Saturday, September 29th, and in addition to the half marathon I ran, they also put on a 5k and a 10k.
After a thoroughly disappointing 5k race just three weeks earlier, I felt the need to redeem myself at the earliest opportunity. Luckily for me, every first weekend in September, Skiløperne, a local run group I have run with a fair bit, put on a local race called Skiløpet.
Summarising my goals for this fall season of running is simple: PR on the road in the 5k, the 10k and half marathon. First out was the 5k, and I had found what I thought was the perfect race to grab a convincing PR.
We all know the story behind these shoes at this point. Nike set out to break the impossible limit, and get a man to finish a marathon in under two hours.
Learn why VDOT is a useful framework to estimate paces for training, and compare your performances across different distances.