25 Oct 2011

Beginner Runner Training and 15k Run!

For the last 4 weeks I have been running a beginner runner training course every Monday!

It is going very well. In 4 weeks we have gone from running 2 minutes and then walking 2 minutes for about half an hour to running somewhere between 8 and 10 minutes and then walking for 2 minutes. 

It is a great feeling to be helping others become better runners :-) The goal is that within 10 weeks they will be able to run 5k without stopping and by Christmas will be able to run all the way around The Lakes in Copenhagen!

Before I met up for the training yesterday I had a run of my own for about 7k. With the training added I ran a little over 15k yesterday which was great because I need to get some more longer runs in.

I will be doing a half marathon around the airport on 6th November :-)

20 Oct 2011

Berlin Marathon 2012!!

Ok, so now I know I really am a little mad in the head!

I haven't even run Valencia Marathon yet and I have just signed up to run Berlin Marathon 2012!!

I think Berlin is one of those marathons that just has to be tried :-)

So this blog will still stay alive after Valencia!!

I don't think I can call myself a beginner anymore but I hope this blog can still help others with their first marathon :-)

See you in Berlin Paul from http://50-is-the-new-30.blogspot.com/

15 Oct 2011

Tårnbyløbet 2011!! (Tårnby Race)

On Thursday evening I ran 5k in Tårnbyløbet 2011 with my 8 year old son :-)

It was his first real race and he was very excited about running it!

I thought it was a good idea to start of at a pace of 6 minutes a kilometre. This lasted for about 2k and then my son wanted to go faster and faster! At the 4k point I was beginning to struggle to keep up with him!

I managed somehow to follow a few metres behind him. When we could see the finish line around 200 metres away we both just started running as fast as we could. I actually was much slower in my finish sprint than normal because I had used all my energy keeping up with my son for the last km :-)

He ran very fast and crossed the finish line just in front of me! Our time for 5k was 28 minutes and 40 seconds!

Next time I think I'll just let him go for it from the beginning and try and keep up with him :-)

7 Oct 2011

Still Feeling the Effects of Copenhagen Marathon!

This Photo is for Paul :-)
I've just lost my big toe nail :-(
Doesn't it look disgusting?!?

It has been wanting to come off for months but has keep on hanging in there. A couple of days ago I bent down and heard it rip! I taped it up hoping it would stay on but after todays shower off it came! I've lost 3 toenails now but I think because I wait for them to fall off in their own time they never hurt :-)

Oh well....the good news is that at this rate I won't lose any toenails after Valencia Marathon simply because I won't have any left to lose.....

6 Oct 2011

Busy Busy Busy!!

Again I have had a VERY busy week!

I have been out for the first run with my first paying client :-) It was a lot of fun and we both really enjoyed it! It made me realise that I had made the right choice and that being a running coach is really the right job for me :-)

The AOF running course is confirmed and I will be starting with a class on Wednesday 2nd November!

There are a couple of smaller fitness centres that want to meet up with me and are very interested with me instructing a running group for them!

On top of this I have, of course, continued my Valencia Marathon training and think it is going very well. I feel much fitter than I was when preparing for Copenhagen Marathon.
I think this is because as well as running I have been cycling very much, almost every day this summer.