I don’t mind a bit of rain or a bit of snow during my run, although I’m not a fan of cold weather since it gets harder for me to breathe and I get cold easily, but running during an amber weather warning…. that wasn’t easy…
Since I’m a slow runner (or rather, I’m slow because I have to walk half the time), I need to pick my races a bit more carefully. There are two things I check before I enter a race: First, check the time limit. Second, check the results of the previous year to see if any of the runners ran anywhere near that time limit.
For the past 12 years there has been a week long light festival in Eindhoven, the Netherlands during the month of November. And for the past 3 years they’ve had a fun run at the end of it. I’ve participated in the first edition in 2015 and now ran the third edition as well.
I’ve seen quite a few doctors in the past few years, yet I still feel like I’m not getting any answers. Why doesn’t my running improve? Why is my VO2max going down? Should I train differently? Is there any sign that running is doing me more harm than good? ect.
I used to say to people: “I’m a heart patient, but I can basically do anything, except run a marathon”. And friends and family would shrug, that wasn’t so bad, there are tons of people out there who don’t. So if that was the worst implication of my cardiovascular impairment, no worries.
I did this race 3 years ago, the 2nd race I ever did. I enjoyed the race the last time and decided to do it again, only this time as a training run for the Berlin Marathon.