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in: Spike; Spike > 2018-05-31

Jun 1, 2018 9:26 AM # 
..the time you get is usually what you deserve on that very day. Running races are special and you need more specific training to "enjoy" them.
We organized Blodomloppet earlier this week and out of curiosity I checked what time I ran when I last ran it myself. In 2011 and 2012 my times were 25:07 and 24:50 - I was reasonably fit then and the times did show my limits. On our hilly 5K test loop from the club house my best time (also many years ago) was something like 27:30.
Jun 1, 2018 3:56 PM # 
I think I've got some time to gain by better pacing. I felt like I was going out at a manageable pace, but clearly I went out a bit quick. I did the same thing with the same result at last weekend's sprint orienteering.

I might have some time to gain by getting used to the heat.

Bloodomloppet has always been the Torsson song. I guess that's how old I am!
Jun 1, 2018 6:12 PM # 
Yes, Torsson brings back some memories from early days. We used to listen a lot to Torsson when I worked at the post office in the 90ies - it got a bit much at times, but you have to admit that their lyrics were special and catching.
Jun 1, 2018 6:21 PM # 
I had a Torsson CD in my car. It was great to listen to once in a while, but it wasn't something I'd listen to on repeat.
Jun 3, 2018 8:21 PM # 
My experience with 5K’s is that preparation simply let’s you make them even less enjoyable.

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