A somewhat special run

Sunday, and we spent all day going through and throwing away all the papers we’ve stuffed around in our drawers, closets and much more places for a way too long time.. We’re trying to become a little Feng shui – at least when it comes to being sentimental about stuff you actually don’t use anyway. Mostly it’s because we don’t want to move around more than necessary when going to China later this year. During all that my wife mentioned that it would be nice if the new child would be born on Valentines day.

Later on in the evening I went for the 1 hour run. Today I didn’t feel anyting related to the cold I talked about yesterday – on the contrary I felt quite fit. I haven’t read my data yet, but it wasn’t hard at all keeping the heart rate down today. The breathing felt very comfortable and easy too. I think I ran a little slower than usual, but not so much it would make such a noticeable difference.

When I got home my wife had gone into labour. Still just the beginning phase, but we made our way to BorΓ₯s where we are going to have the childbirth.. It’s going slow with the labourwork, but we’re on the move now – it’s exciting for me – but I do feel sorry for my wife and what she has to look forward to. Now I lie here at the patient hotel writing this and if I’m not very mistaken there’s a possibility there will be a child born on Valentines day πŸ˜‰

Detailed Garmin data

Day 13, sub 40 10k – 2nd round
1 hour easy

Lap Distance Time AvgPace AvgHR MaxHR AvgCadence
1 10.53 1:02.10 5:54 129 147 90

When to have the first race

Now I have finally uploaded a header for the blog. Not sure how long I will keep it, but for now it will do – I kind of even like it πŸ™‚

Me and TheEd are discussing whether it is better for me to continue with one more three-week period of the build up or to start with the race program. It depends very much on when I actually will have my first race. As it looks now I think my first race will be Vinterspringet (10k, Mariestad) taking place 26th of February. Earlier than that I’m sure the snow and ice will be a big obstacle, and maybe even then – sometimes it snows until late March here in Sweden.

Another big obstacle might be that my wife’s delivery is postponed a couple of weeks. We expect by the 3rd of February (so she’s quite big now – for her. She’s always small anyways :)).

We’ll see what TheEd thinks of that time for the first race considering my programs and all.. Until then I will go on with the sub 40 as planned.

Detailed Garmin data

Day 2, 1st sub 40 10k round
30min easy run

Lap Distance Time Avg Pace Avg HR Max HR Avg Cadence
1 5.69 30:42 5:24 138 155 90