I like advent calendars and in addition to the one I got from my parents I have my own training calendar. In my advent calendar I got one (or two) training sessions a day. The first day I started with 15 km of running, 2nd December I went for Runday, 3rd December I went to SpinningPulse, yesterday to SATS yoga and I did not wanted to be break the good trend today so I joined my colleagues for a 7 kilometer lunchjog around lake Halmsjön at Arlanda. Until the last kilometer the weather were good then it started to snow and got very slippery but my boost shoes was not that slipery at all. And for Adidas boost lovers like me the news reached me today that Supernova glide now also will come with the boost sole, so if Santa still has some place in his sac I wish he will bring me one pair!
/ Pernilla the runner
Let me present my new blog: utochspring.com ! The blog that not will be an every day running or training report blog, the blog that will have a focus on special events like the best running courses, running places while traveling, gym training in hotel gyms, gym sessions outside in parks, race reports, training conventions, try outs of gym classes, social running events, skiing, ice skating, badminton, tennis, beachvolley, soccer playing during a lunchbreak or smiliar things. I will not update every day since I do not do something special every day but I belive in the niced idea and hope that I can inspire at least some people to bring their training gadgets while they are away from home.
/ Pernilla with a new blog
In my life as a training addict note that I survived three whole days without any training when I was in Berlin during the weekend. Of course I was not busy the whole weekend and if I really wanted to I could have taken some hours of my sleep to a run or a session at the hotel gym but I was not. Ever since I woke up this morning I have been looking forward to tieing my Adidas boost shoes again and guess who was a lucky P at 17:40 when I ran out from my crib in direction Östermalms IP. Me. It was time for Runday Monday. The in my opinion best running training in town. Today’s menu offered intervals at Stockholm Stadion and that was tough and fun. After traditional Runday warmup with some slow running and exercises it was time for the real intervals. 1000 meters – 800 meters – 600 meters – 400 meters – 200 meters with 200 meters of slowmo jog in between. My legs were in runningmode so I did my best at three intervals, the 1000, 400 and 200 meters. The others I was doing my next best performance on. But the training session was completley awsome and I can tell that I was not freezing after the run.
/ Pernilla the Runday addict
It is not often I take the time to do a lunchrun instaed of a lunchwalk but at some points it happens. Like today. And it was awsome. My first run after Sunday’s marathon and the five kilometers felt so short. Here at Arlanda where I work there are plenty of good running places and today I tried the newly constructed trail around lake Halmsjön. That was just a pure pleasure. Soft and easy so now I am looking forward to the next time I will run there again, because that is definitley something I will do.
/ Pernilla the jogger
Tonight I tied my Adidas adizero boost shoes as so many other days but for the first time in my 20-something years running history I was running at Stockholm Stadion. From my casa Vasa to the entrance it is exactly 1,5 kilometers so that was a great warmup. When I arrived at the former Olympic stadion I did some stretching before I started to execute my running plan. 100-200-300-400-600-800 meters of intervals with 30 seconds of walking break in between in 4:50 min/km speed. Then the same thing again. My initial plan was to do it four times but the time was up and I also managed to run 8 kilometers in total so that was enough as a pre-marathon run. If you are a Stockholmer (or visitor) I can tell that the stadion is open to the public from 17:00-20:00 Monday to Friday so it is just to get there and run. This perfect running evening it was just me and three more runners so we had pretty much space so to say. Perfect right?
/ Pernilla the historical track runner