What a lovely day we had Saturday, I have been sitting outside with my book the entire afternoon. Such beautiful weather.
To answer some questions on my last post:
Giorgio, the Dam tot Damloop is on September 18th It starts in Amsterdam en the finish is in Zaandam.
Blackhuff, it’s correct that the Dutch language looks a lot like Afrikaans. Marcelle and I can understand each other when I speak Dutch and she Afrikaans.
Helen, our country is not particularly a cold weather country. But a day as we had Saturday was warm for the time of the year. Looked it up for you:
The Netherlands has a maritime climate, with cool summers and mild winters. The average temperature is 2° C (36° F ) in January and 19° C (66° F ) in July, with an annual average of about 10° C (50° F ). Clouds generally appear every day, and in the winter months fog often abounds, while rainfall occurs frequently. Average annual rainfall is about 76.5 cm (30 in). The mild, damp climate is ideal for dairying and livestock raising, but the limited sunshine restricts the growing of food crops.
And I don’t have to train “my” team for the run. They are all runners already and all of them faster than I am. But I will be the team captain. 🙂
This morning I had to do a 9.6K tempo run. Due to the time change last weekend it’s still dark outside and when I was running for about 20 minutes I decided I didn’t want to run an hour in the dark. And I decided to break up the run in 2. I did 6.2K this morning and the remaining 3.4K after work this afternoon. That wasn’t the smartest idea because my legs felt heavy and hurted a lot during the afternoon run. But I look at it positive: I did 9.6K (6 miles) today and I’m happy with that.
Weather: dry, windy, 15C (59 degrees) in the afternoon.
Distance: 9.6 K / 6 miles
Average time: 6:55 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Ricky Martin – La vida loca.
Monday April 4
Pork meat, potato salad (a bit too much dressing), green peas (the yellow stuff is egg).
Monday April 4