Didn’t feel like blogging much last week. I’ve had a bad run on Saturday the 22th, a great walk on Sudnay the 23th with Bella, a better run on Monday but at the end of the day my calves were very sore from Sunday’s walk.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we had extreme hot days: 35C (95 degrees) and of course, as usual in my country, it was very humid. I had to adjust because my body can’t handle this very much. Luckily it’s cooled down now. I prefer temps around 20 to 25 C (68-77 degrees) but you can’t control the weather.
Yesterday we went to see an old friend of ours:
3 hours and 20 minutes of pure happiness. He played the entire Darkness on the Edge of Town album from first song to the last and, luckily for me, almost all of my favorite songs like “Thunder Road”, “The River”, “Bobby Jean” and many more.
The weather wasn’t that good, mostly drizzling rain but till the end it started to rain very hard. That really got him started. He shouted “it isn’t raining hard enough” and finished with “Twist and shout” and “The Twist”. It was definitely one of the best and most fun concert I’ve seen of him, despite the rain.
There were about 60,000 people but we were lucky that we could park our car close to the park after being in a traffic jam for about 2 hours. So after a 10 minute walk we were in our car and home in an hour.
While in the car we were listening to the radio and the DJ asked if people that had been to the concert and on their way home could call to tell about the concert. I never do something like that but I made the call and got through. The producer wrote down my number and said they might call me back. And they did! So there I was on the radio telling about how great the concert was. Too bad probably nobody heard it because it was around midnight LOL. So much for my 3 minutes of fame.
Long run Saturday
Running still isn’t easy. It’s clear to me that I need to keep running every week. If not, I immediately have a set back. I went out with the intention of doing 9K and walk every K. I ended up doing 8K, did walk every K but had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath. When I saw my splits I knew I had run too fast because my pace for long runs is 7:00-7:15 per K and I ran an average of 7:11 per K including walk breaks. Running slow is really hard and needs more practicing.
Positive: I did go and ran, weather was great for running and felt great afterwards.
Distance: 8 K / 5 miles
Speed per km: 8.35 km/hour (5.2 miles/hour)
Time per km: 07:11
Weather: dry, windy, 17C (62 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll never walk alone