I made it this year a well! 21 kilometers running around Gothenburg. It was a lovely and enjoyable tour. It started with 17 hot kilometers and I was taking it easy, enjoying the atmosphere, chitchating with some other runners, drank a lot of water and placed one foot in front of the other. It was a smooth race until I passed by my school, Handels. There the sky opened up with a thunderstorm and I got terrible cramps in my tummy that lasted until it was 500 meters left. Now the sun is back, I got the medal, enjoying myself at the Adidas run base after an awesome day! So I assume you all are curious about my time, I do not know exactly but around two hours, but honestly I do not care that much about the time – Göteborgsvarvet is a party and I am happy with all results in this race!
/ Pernilla in Gothenburg
Good morning from sunny Gothenburg! Today is the Göteborgsvarvet day and it is magic in the air all over this city. Tons of exciting runners and spectators are preparing for the worlds largest half marathon. What a blast! Now I have pre-loaded myself with running power, as always before a race musli and watermelon was at my breakfast plate. Three and a half hour to start now!
/ Pernilla in Gothenburg
After I was finished at the office I took a super nice walk around the lake here in my Adidas energy boost shoes. It is though a crime in my religion to walk in running shoes but what to do when I just had one pair in my suitcase? But now I am ready to leave to Gothenburg for what a fun run weekend!
/ Pernilla leaving for Gothenburg
This weekend I am going to Gothenburg to run Göteborgsvarvet. My goal is to have fun and do my best, simply doing it the Adidas way that currently is covering the best city of the best coast at several places. Anyway, this will be my sixth Göteborgsvarv. The first one I performed was in 2007 and that was my first halfmarathon so I had no idea what to expect and finished in about two hours. In 2008 I lived in Seoul so I was not participating. In 2009 I was sick with over 38 degrees of fever but was running anyway. A cold this year as well. In 2010 returned from a Thai & Singapore tour two days before the race to Oslo where I lived at that point. On Friday night I went to Gothenburg with a bus and ran/walked the race although I had an injured knee. Just after Posseidon a race doctor told me to give up since it looked to painful but I was screaming to him that I rather died than gave up so I finished. With pain, a banana and half a year of beeing injured. In 2011 I was back on the Gothenburg track but also this year I was sick having a cold and fever. Last year, 2012 I was not sick or injuried and performed my best Göteborgsvarv I also got the best support before, during and after the race. Tonight I will fly to Göteborgsvarvet 2013 and I am very excited. This run is so much more than just the 21 125 meters. It is a run party that you never will forget!
/ Pernilla checking the archive
Sandra is not my middle name anymore. It has been replaced with effectivity. Wasting time is the worst thing I know so while I was loading the washer I thought what got an idea how to optimize the time. I checked the SATS app and found a Bodypump class with the master trainer Fredrik Andersson. One click and the what to do problem was solved. One hour and ten minutes later I was back home again to reunit with my laundy, a bodypump class and some sweat drops later and worth every second invested.
/ Pernilla the bodypumper
Before lunch I was out on a walk and today is one of those days that I really would love to work from outside. But since I started my office day early today I will also be able to go home in about three hours! Sometimes I am such a lucky P!
/ Pernilla loving the summer weather
Either it was the brand new Craft socks, the glas of my favorite Lindemans red shiraz wine or the fact that I just felt for running that made the last 10 running kilometers before Göteborgsvarvet to a memorial run. It was one of those days when it felt perfect from the first to the last step. I was running at a 70% effort level and it felt like I was flying. Runs like this are runs to remember the days when the legs feels like stones!
/ Pernilla that had a nice run