I’ve stopped checking my pace as I go. Makes it a lot less stressful. Light, springy feet, and not too slow… I’ve made a beakthrough in my form. All they say about staying light on your foot, let your legs do the work etc… It’s much more literal than I thought. I managed to get my upper body relax and use the springiness in my legs to do the work. I hardly broke a sweat today, and I even bolted past a few joggers on the way. Now if I could just keep my ambitions low and not get triggered by hitting new records I stand a good chance of staying injury free… I’m not light for a runner, so I feel the need to be extra careful.
I’ve inherited some home knitted ankle warmers from my girlfriend to keep my ankles warm, as my Achilles tendon seems to be my weak link, fittingly. No pain today.
The run was followed by some chicken tikka masala, with green masala rice, and of course, a beer.
Ran in the park with no watch and no GPS today, and it’s a lot more fun when you don’t measure and compare. Felt light and fast. The sauna @ Øbrohallen is hotter than usual, which is nice.
Nice trip along the harbour today. My legs feel good again. It takes a looong time to build strength in my legs. I should probably have some kind of plan. Anyway, the actual running feels nice, which is more important. Map here.
Pool day. After 1000 meters of grudge I did some lengths under water, thinking happy thoughts.
My foot is acting up. I stepped too hard on a rock while wearing my Evo running shoes this weekend. The whole outside of the right foot is swollen. I think that’s where the grumpiness comes from: I want to run… The good news is there is no recurring stiffness in my left Achilles tendon, so in a week or two I’ll be hitting the trails north of Copenhagen for a nice winter safari.
Nice trip tonight. Almost completely dark at 17:00. I didn’t meet anyone after i got out of town. Nice view at the height where I turned. If I ever have a longer stay in Kristiansand, I’ll explore more of the surrounding nature, it’s beautiful.