Tuesday, 31st July, 2012

First 30km in a While

It somehow so happened that I had a 3-day break between the previous blog post and the next run. I could dive into the details, but to save everybody's time, it's probably fair enough to conclude that I was a bit lazy.

Anyway, the next run I did (on 27th), I did with our 5-yo daughter on her bike (which by the way is one of my favorite ways to do sports). We did about 10 km (Runkeeper hasn't been working after I upgraded to Android 4.0.4 - go figure) in about 0:43:11, ie, 4:36 min/km.

Since this didn't feel like much, I set my alarm for the next morning at 5:30 am and went to bed early for a longer run next morning. For whatever reason, I unfortunately woke up at about 3 am and couldn't get sleep for another 30-45 min, so I delayed the alarm until 6:05, when I finally got up for the run.

Regarding the run itself, to put a long story short, almost everything was difficult: my legs hurt, my ass hurt even more, it was too hot, I didn't have enough energy, etc. It was pain from the first meter to the last one. Somehow I still managed to do nearly 30 km, but it definitely showed that the marathon will not be as easy as I perhaps was hoping it would be.

Now I've had a day's rest and will hit the gym tomorrow, but the day after that I need to be running again. I'm thinking about 20 km, but we'll see — the +30°C weather we've been having is merciless.


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