Sunday Running News

I’ve decided to use my Sunday blog post to update my running news.  Sunday is the day for my longest run of the week (barring any physical reason why that’s not possible).  This morning I ran just over 6 km.  It was WARM!  I should have run a couple of hours earlier to avoid so much sun.  I’m not used to warm weather and certainly not running in warm weather.  Otherwise, the run went well – nothing really special to say about it – which is the GOOD NEWS!  The training schedule of 25%, 25%, 50% is working well and I feel like I will be able to keep this up and continue increasing the km’s every week.  On 14 June is the 10 km Kika Run and I think I will be good and ready for it.

This last week I ran on the treadmill at the gym on Wednesday and on Friday.  I also did some weights to strengthen my knees, upper legs, and shoulders (knitting muscles).  For those 2 x 3 km runs I wore my new Nike Free shoes.  Boy did they feel free!  I felt light and graceful like I was wearing ballet slippers.  I liked them a lot.  I’ve been wearing those shoes as daily wear around shoes for the last week and haven’t felt any ill effects from them at all.  I really like them.  Today I wore my normal heavier running shoes and actually it felt good to change up.  I read somewhere last week that if you wear the same running shoes for 6 months or so your feet start to mold themselves to your shoes.  It’s good to change up.

I think I’m also going to set up a separate page here to keep track of my training progress.  I think it will give me some more incentive to keep it up.  If I miss a training THE WORLD will know about it. 🙂

Here are a couple of photos I took at the 1/2 way mark this morning.  Not too exciting, but this is just another thing I want to put into my Sunday routine – the weekly running photo(s):


Boat going through the locks at Spaarndam
Boat going through the locks at Spaarndam



Working windmill - Spaarndam
Working windmill - Spaarndam

One thought on “Sunday Running News

  1. Siem May 24, 2009 / 21:40

    It’s so nice to read your running proces, I’ve just started running (2 times till now ;-)) and so far I like it. Hope I will run 6km too one day.

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