Road to my first ultra

It's been 2 months since I ran the Kodiak 50 miler. An incredible experience. I'm pretty sure I already said it there, but I will say it again. For me, a race is not "just" the race in itself. It's the training which goes with it. And I need to be equally excited and motivated by the training. I need to enjoy it as much as the race. So, I couldn't tell you all about the race without telling you about the training. Let's start with it.

A long run... on the road

Last week, I did a long run. Something that happens... well, once a week. But, this time, I went back to my first love: the road. It has not happened in a while. Distance runs were done on the trails. So, last week, I just started off happy and carefree. But, while on the road, some obvious (general or personal) points came back to my mind.

Running for time or for distance

Some runners go for a run set on time. One hour to run. Easier to plan in a busy life. Others go for a run set on distance. A 10K loop. I think the choice is made upon personal liking and convenience. Thinking further, both approaches have their advantages and help your training in a different way.

Santa Barbara Marathon, S01E01: the training plan

It's so much fun to sign up for a marathon for the first time and make a big video announcement. But, none of that will help me actually RUN it. Yeah, serious stuff, right here. First step: building up a training plan. Research, gathering information from various plans, analysis, you can be lost even before lacing up your shoes.

A run in my head

"Running is great! I LOVE running sssooo much! I am flying. I could run for hours." That's my thoughts while running... except... no, it's NOT!

Next races

  • NONE

Miles / km

  • 1 mile = 1.6 km / 1 km = 0.6 mile
  • 5K = 3.1 miles
  • 10K = 6.2 miles
  • half marathon = 13.1 miles = 21.1 km
  • marathon = 26.2 miles = 42.2 km