I have always said that I never ever would run Stockholm marathon but even though I usually keep my word I have this time changed my decision. I really feel that I lack challenges on all levels right now and I need to have some goals to work towards so yesterday I decided to run Stockholm marathon next Saturday. A very friendly blogjogger friend, Hannaspringer, is not going to participate this year so I will do my best and transport her number 15065 all the 42 195 meters the 1st of June. Questions on that?
/ Pernilla in marathon mode
I have not hiked up the Table mountain in South Africa this evening although the picture is take there but I have made my feets move also this Monday. If you live in Stockholm and are interested in running classes there are as many to choose between as there are kinds of candy’s offered in the supermarket. Mondays are rundays with Runday and that is my favorite runclub. Since I rested from running yesterday I had a pair of fresh legs with me to Karlberg this evening. After a traditional warm up session it was time for tough intervalls. Four times 1 kilometer in fast speed followed by 400 meters in faster speed ending with one minute walk rest. When the session was over I was more tired than when I arrived but also more lucky. My left foot is not hurting anymore and I have a fun running challenge coming up in just twelve days that I decided to do late this afternoon but that I will tell more about tomorrow.
/ Pernilla loving the summer
Thanks Gothenburg for a lovely weekend! I am soon going to wake up for real and fly back to Stockholm with another Göteborgsvarv weekend that will be a life long memory. These 21 097 meters in Gothenburg are special. It such a fantastic race organization and everyone and I mean everyone is all in for the race. That the weather was fab yesterday and turned the city to a Swedish version of Greece were making it more difficult for many runners but hey, the after run parties would not have been the same a rainy and freezing day. The Göteborgsvarvet weekend feels like a Gothia cup for runners! All fun! I love it and I will be back!
/ Pernilla in Gothenburg
Göteborgsvarvet is getting closer! Two days to go until the G day and today I got a super sweet goodie from the Craft twitter team. Two pairs of Craft stay cool socks. I know it is a good idea to run races in well proven outfits. So now I will go out and try the new socks to find out if they are the ones that will cover my feets during the 21 kilometers on Saturday inside my Adidas Energy Boost shoes!
In the late afternoon I needed some movement so I took off with my boost shoes towards Djurgården. 12 kilometers was the plan – and 12 kilometers was what I got. Half into the run when I was rushing up to a small hill, one of my all time top five athletes, Peter “Foppa” Forsberg was rushing up from the other side with his stroller and a kid inside. Pretty cool I would say and if I had an enjoyable run before the remaining 7 kilometers were even better! Now I am going to watch the ice hockey game against Canada.
/ Pernilla the runner
Life is good. A running party was on the schedule today as well. Nike runclub had it´s one year birthday and I was there dressed in my Adidas Energy Boost shoes. That also works fine. I have already been to the gym today so I joined the slow running distance group for a tour around Söder Mälarstrand, Västerbron and Norr Mälarstrand. When we came back to Intersport at Drottninggatan there was a DJ, champagne, energy bars, smoothies and as on all birthday parties – a cake!
/ Pernilla in party mode
What a perfect Sunday morning I have had. I was leaving my casa Vasa to meet up with the Tjejmarathon runners (and others) at a social run. The meeting point was Worldclass Vasastan and since I live close by I was not thinking about where to met up so I ran to the “meeting point” and realized that I was at Planet Fitness and not Worldclass. I had no phone with me and had no idea where Worldclass actually is located so I was waiting and hoping that they would take the route to Ulriksdals slott through Haga Parken. And they did, after a while the whole group came running so I got the best company today. We ran at places I have not been running before, like Kista and parts of Ursvik. That is always great to find some new trails. My legs were also happy to run today compared to the last two runs on Wednesday and yesterday so that was a pleasure. My left foot is not doing really great so next week I will just visit some well selected runs. I had a great time this morning and really appreciate that the Ultra queen Ansofisticated arranged this social run. When we arrived at Ulriksdals castle after about 15 kilometers and had a sweet and coffee break I decided that this was it for me today and with 50 kilometers on the running account this weekI feel pretty satisfied since 40-50 km’s a week is what I aim for.
/ Pernilla that been on a nice run
The afterworkout of the day this sunny Thursday took place in Uppsala in the royal neighbourhood. Me and the other team coaches in Vårruset team Uppsala had the first team training. On the schedule was intervalls in the hilly surroundings of the castle and some running exersices. It was a great location to run intervalls at with many different hills to choose between in order to avoid getting bored. Now we are foucsing on Vårruset at the 29th of May and my personal goal is to do my best.
/ Pernilla in yellow
Let me introduce you all to a new race that I now have booked in to my running schedule. Wellness Söder runt 10 K at the 15th of June. I know this will be an awesome summer day in Stockholm, with sun, a lot of people outside, light winds from the water surrounding the island and post race chilling session in the grass. Who is joining me for 10 fun and fast kilometers in June?
/ Pernilla the run lover
Good morning sunshine! Two more holiday days to go and I am starting to get tired of having to much free time without doing something meaningful or new. My favorite running trail is covered with tons of snow so running there is not an option. The streets here in Västerås is though in perfect snow and sand free condition so now I am going out for a run in my Adidas energy boost shoes. The route and distance is unknown so I will just make a spontaneous run. It can be 10 kilometer or twenty or as little as 5 km’s, That time will tell.
/ Pernilla in run mode