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.
I looked at my blog the other day and realised I still hadn’t reviewed these shoes, even though I’ve had them for quite a while, so here it goes. I owned a pair of Skechers Gorun Ultra before these and liked them, although I didn’t like the durability of them. So I hoped Skechers had fixed that problem in the number 2 and picked up two pair when I was in the US at one of their outlet stores. I got the grey/purple/pink version, which seemed the best choice for women, because the turquoise/hot pink version seemed too Barbie to me. No Skechers, not all women want to run in bright turquoise and hot pink running shoes….
After my last half ended in a DNF and being so busy that I basically only trained the last 3 weeks for this race, I wasn’t sure how this race would go. But I just decided to go and see how far I would get. I knew I wasn’t going to run a PR with just 3 weeks of training, only goal was to finish (if possible in under 3 hours) and if it would end in another DNF, so be it. Website of the race said “there is no time limit for the half marathon”, so that sounded promising.
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.
After last years 5 k in Eindhoven I had decided not to participate again in this race, since I did not like the way it was organized. But this year this marathon event added an extra race distance, the 10 k. Continue reading
(Dutch version below)
One thing that I did not think about when I started running, was that since I am a heart patient I burn energy differently while running. Since my heart rate is so high while running, my body does not have the time to get energy out of storage. This means that my body needs to use the energy that I have at that moment and does not really use the energy that is stored in fat.