Gebrselassie & me

September 29, 2008 § 5 Comments

Only twice as fast as me.

Only twice as fast as me.

I usually don’t write about personal matters outside my professional arena, but I just have to mention this.

Yesterday I ran my first half marathon. I’ve been training for a long time, had some problems along the way, but in the end I was free of injuries and in top shape.

I finished in two hours, three minutes and fifty-eight seconds – 02:03:58.

Also yesterday, Haile Gebrselassie (photo credit), Ethiopian long distance superman, set a new world record in the marathon of two hours, three minutes and fifty-nine seconds – 02:03:59.

Which means I run (almost) exactly half as fast as a world record holder. Not bad :)

Summer of splints

August 15, 2008 § 6 Comments

I’ve spent a lot of time running this summer, preparing for my first half marathon in September (photo credit). I usually run on gravel roads in the woods close to where I live. But as most of my vacation was spent away from home I was forced to run more on asphalt than I’m used to. « Read the rest of this entry »

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