So we visited the animal shelter yesterday but have to be honest that there wasn’t a dog that made our heart beat faster. So we have to look further to find a dog that’s meant to be with us.
Thanks for the tips about the shoes. I think I need to replace them somewhere this summer looking at my mileage so I will do that by then.
Diane from Diane’s Training Journal is having a “Blog my run challenge”. So when I went out for a bike ride yesterday I took my camera with me and rode my 6K route. This isn’t much different from my other routes because the landscape around my village is pretty much the same everywhere.
So this is where I start my run.
After less than 1K on this road I turn to the right and follow this road.
Here I leave my village.
After leaving the village it’s all polder, mostly grazings.
Along the way I passed a farm with sheep and lambs.
This is a cycling path, often there are sheep on this path so you’re running through the sheep which is special.
Back to my village.
Last piece of my route, this is very close to my home which is situated somewhere to the right.
Here I met mom and dad goose with their little ones. Mom and dad weren’t to friendly to me as they thought I was going to attack the little ones.
As you can see the landscape around here is pretty much the same. I love forests but unfortunately we don’t have that nearby. We do have a little beach and water I will make pictures of that later this year. Because it’s so open I always have to run with wind. At first that bothered me but now I’m used to it and kinda like it.
Half marathon training week 1 (April 19 – 25)
Wednesday: 30 minute endurance run, pace 7:09-7:24/km with 2 tempo runs of 3 minutes, pace 6:39-6:54/km. -> done, 4.26K
Thursday: Pyramidrun, pace 5:57-6:12/km, 100-200-300-600-300-200-100 m, 3 minute breaks. -> done, but skipped the last 200 and 100 m tempo, was exhausted.
Saturday: 20 minute endurance run, pace 6:57-7:12/km. Strength training upper body. ->replaced the run by biking, no strength training
Sunday: 6 km endurance run, pace 7:12-7:27 /km -> skipped
I replaced my run on Saturday by going on a ride on my bike, this is allowed. You can replace the 20 minute run by biking or swimming. Today I just didn’t feel like running at all. No excuses just didn’t want to go. So I decided to do training 1 again.
Half marathon training week 1 (April 26-May 2):
Tuesday: 30 minute endurance run, pace 6:57-7:12/km with 2 tempo runs of 3 minutes, pace 6:27-6:42/km.
Thursday: Pyramidrun, pace 5:57-6:12/km, 100-200-300-600-300-200-100 m, 3 minute breaks.
Saturday: 20 minute endurance run, pace 6:57-7:12/km. Strength training upper body.
Sunday: 6 km endurance run, pace 7:12-7:27 /km
I cancelled one of the runs I was going to participate in in May. It is a 10K run. I had to go alone again and it’s a run with a big crowd (about 10,000 participants) and I’ve been regretting that I’ve signed in for a while now. So I cancelled on the last day that was possible and I feel relieved.
Goal total km’s/miles week 16:
22K / 14.2 miles.
Total week 16: 8.5K / 2.6 miles
Goal total km’s/miles week 17:
22K / 14.2 miles.
Total week 17: