Race #13 2014 - 9774m - 39:11 [PB] - Wednesday 28th of May
|Mr Me, with the key to success? (photo: Arne Dombestein / Team Includia)|
Chasing Better Results
Today was the 142nd time I did Sognsvann Rundt Medsols (twice I've raced under different names). If I'm not wrong it's the 30th time I've done three rounds. You can state that doing SRM has become a habit. To cut the crap and get the point: I did set a new PB on the three round today. 39:11 is my new personal best and I'm very satisfied with the time (39:27 was the old PB from last July). I don't have ambitions for running any faster. If it happens it happens, if not, so what? Where I am in life I can not see the point of constantly chasing better results. That quickly turns into an obsession more than a healthy hobby. I try not to run more than 40-ish kilometres on an average this time of year. In winter it is much less. Too much of one thing is never good, and too much running only leads to getting injured, and having less time for other fun stuff. Now I try to enjoy my runs, either as a social event or a nice time for myself, instead of being too focused on either results or kilometres.
Some people will notice that I am contradicting myself here. Having done 142 races around Sognsvann in a few years and doing about 50 races a year seems quite obsessive, right? OK then, maybe I am on the edge, trying not to fall down into the hole. Or maybe I have fallen into the hole, trying to get out again.
|SRM #386 male x3.|
|Development on the SRM x3, from 2009 till today.|
The key to Success?
Here is a list of things that I do believe did lead to a new PB on today's race.
- Osteopathy this morning, stretching and getting better movement (second time I have done this, and last time it helped a lot as well).
- Slept on my balcony, in the sun, before the race (so nice).
- Didn't eat too much prior to the race (I still screw up now and then, eating too close to race start).
- Monday's session felt heavy and became slow, and Tuesday's session was light, hence I was quite rested.
- The weather was warm, but not too warm (ah, I love summer).
- Some wind, but not too much.
- Light shoes (Japan ftw).
- Positive thinking before and during the race (I knew this was a good day for running fast).
- Great cheering and support along the way (thanks peeps).
- I've discovered and tested the site tapiriik.com for synchronising training data in between different services (Garmin, Strava, RunKeeper, SportTracks, Training Peaks, Dropbox). Works quite well.
- I came up with the quote:
"The more you dig, the more shit you find. It's like wiping your own ass while having diarrhoea."
- I'm working on
- I've written a short story.
- I've seen Firefly, and loved it.
- I will soon start planning the race Mærraølen 2014.
- I've given up my goal of becoming the world leader.
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