Monday, October 19, 2009

My First 1/2 marathon

This sunday I run my first 1/2 Marathon in amsterdam. I couldn't train as much as i would have wanted too because i had an ankle injury.
I set my Nike + to 90 min... My friends were a little gossiping that I wouldn't be able to run that fast. The race started and i picked a nice pace and stayed on that pace.The whole way was great beside that I felt a little pissed about the slow people running on the left so i had to run right and left. The last 2 kilometers i felt very energetic to run faster but i started having pain in my stomach...that feeling was terrible... i felt my belly was going to explode...the finish was on the Olympic stadium instead of running fast my pain was slowing me down...i was praying to finish without any accident (you know what i am talking about). that is the picture of the stadium.

My nike + was saying 1 min to go and here I saw the finish line.... So I was sooooooo Happy to stop the ipod before it says your reach your goal of 90 min.

This is my result

N. L
8,9 km
13,9 km
1:01:50 (22:14)
18,9 km
1:24:19 (22:29)
Netto tijd
Bruto tijd
13,365 km/uur
Mizuno Halve marathon
39 / Vrecr

I am so Happy to finish my first 1/2 marathon in 1 h 34 min.

Friday, October 16, 2009

My First half Marathon

I am 2 days away from my first half marathon. the last few weeks i had a terrible ankle pain.
This week I started running again... i still have pain but i will run this sunday.
I am so excited, i didn't really train for it seriously i just run 4 times a week long distances, I hope i will do well.

I always like to set a goal time and my goal is below 1h 40 min. I did the 10 mile in 1h 7 so i believe if i can keep my Pace the same i can do it in 1 h 40 or below.

I will Update everything about the race on Sunday!

Wish Me luck!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is also very common among high mileage runners. Since i wasn't a runner until recently, I didn't take the good precautions I need to prevent injuries.
One of my main goal was to run most km in 1 week. the fact i never stretched after running  lead to developing heel pain.

Now that it is a little too late i learned that stretching is one of the most important activities and should be done before and after exercising. Stretching improperly can often be the cause of serious pain in the heel. However, not stretching at all is sometimes the worst mistake that could be made before a long run. Without stretching, the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon become too tight, resulting in increased stress while running and leading to a greater risk of injury. Tears and even rupturing the ligament can become an issue when you don’t take the time to stretch.

Now it had been a full week i am not able to run. I tried to run an 8 km last night, with a lot of pain i made it back home.
I am not sure what to do i just hope the pain goes away.