Today is my Saturday. I have the day off because I have to work tomorrow. And I knew I had to get my long run in this weekend and knowing I will be tired tomorrow when I get home and knowing myself I knew I wouldn’t do the long run on Sunday. So I asked the day off and did my long run today.
I work at the largest DIY-company in Holland at the head office. We have over 160 DIY-stores in the country. Almost every year we have a contest to decide which store is the best store of the country. The employees of the store that wins go out for a day to celebrate. On that day people of the head office go to that store and keep it running. I always go because it’s such a fun day to do with my co-workers and to talk to the customers. I always go with K. my best friend who works at the same company. It’s a long day but the fun is worth it. I have to leave at 7.15 am tomorrow and will probably be home at 7 pm.
How different can two runs be. I had a great run today! I had to do 12.8K (8 miles) and wasn’t sure before I went if I could do it. My last long run (11.2K/7 miles) was 3 weeks ago. I decided to try it and see how it would go and it went great. My legs felt great the entire run. I stopped twice to drink a bit and put a winegum (= candy, can be compared to the jelly beans) in my mouth. I’ve read on a Dutch forum that these were good for energy so I thought I would give it a try. I’m not sure if it made a difference, I had a good breakfast before I went. I’m going to experiment the next week with gels and bars too to see what works best for me. The weather was okay, it rained the entire run but there was not much wind and the temperature was good. I was soaking wet when I got home but really proud because this was my longest run I’ve ever done.
This run I did for Lori (of Finding Radiance) who host the Blogger’s Healthy Heart Weekend.
Weather: rain, not much wind, 9C (48 degrees)
Distance: 12.8 K / 8 miles
Average time: 7:29 /km
Average speed: 8.0 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Black Eyed Peas – Where is the love.
Thursday February 10:
Black/white skirt, red sweater, grey suede boots.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 37 – Sunday February 6
Just a view of my village.
Day 38 – Monday February 7
We always set the table for dinner.
Day 39 – Tuesday February 8
A perfect day: sunshine! Felt like Spring.
Day 40 – Wednesday February 9
The race track of our local running club.
Day 41 – Thursday February 10
I’ve shown this before on my blog. This little Shetland pony lives on this small piece of ground in my street. It still breaks my heart every time I see this. I think pony’s/horses need more space to live on.
Day 42 – Friday February 11
Before my morning run.