It’s been a difficult couple months of running and I have my first half marathon coming up. This race seemed like a good training run and I wasn’t aiming for a particular time. The Leiden Ladiesrun is a small race. Around a 1000 women had the choice of running one 5k loop or two times the same loop to make it a 10k.
My go-to-shoe is the Skechers GoRun Ultra (v1 and v2). And I’ve heard a lot of people say that if you like Hoka, you’ll probably like the Skechers Ultra series. So, I got curious about the Hoka brand and decided to buy a pair of Hoka Bondi 4, which is supposed to be their max cushioning road shoe.
The first weekend of August I traveled to London to help my friend Melissa with her Run the Boroughs challenge. This was not an organized challenge, but a challenge she came up with on her own (and I encouraged her to do it). This meant running 5k in every London borough and since there are 32 boroughs this meant 160 km in a weekend! And she did it!
My first race after the Alpe d’HuZes. Running hasn’t been going very well this past month. I am apparently still recovering from the ultra and also got a cold during the ultra and it took me about three weeks to get rid of it.
It’s the biggest charity fund raising event in the Netherlands, only it doesn’t take place in the Netherlands… Every year 20,000 Dutchies travel to the south of France to either participate or support.
Last year I participated in the Mini Marathon Rotterdam, which is 4.2 km. This year I decided to go for the 1/4 marathon, so 10.55 km.
In the last 20 months I went from not running at all to running 10 k races. I’ve seen progress in distance and a little progress in time, but it’s slow. Continue reading