Training update – May 2016 + new race

It’s been 6 weeks since the Fling Race and my running has been surprisingly consistent: 3/4 runs every week, ending up around 40km per week.

Distance-wise, that will seem below average for most of you but for me the consistency of running that much week to week is pretty great. I hardly ever got there in the months leading up to Scotland. So no huge distance or time goals, but I have been focussing on my average speed a lot in the past weeks and I can happily say the hard work is paying off. I’m basically going all out for most of these shorter runs, and over the weeks that’s been going better and better, brining my I-can-keep-this-up-all-day pace up by a considerable amount. The next big goals is to push this speed work up to 20km runs. We’ll see where we take things from there.

That’s what I’ve been up to in the last weeks, but that’s not actually what i wanted to talk to you about now 🙂

Next up: Dodentoch 100km (August 11th, 2017 – Bornem, Belgium)

I’m generally garbage when it come to training when I don’t have a race or a clear goal lined up in the not a distant future, so I knew I had to get something on books or I wouldn’t be able to keep things up. There’s a number of marathon and ultra distance trails all over the Ardennes during the summer, but I wanted to try something different.

The Dodentocht is not actually a running event, nor is it a race. It’s a 100km walk/hike that has to be completed in under 24 hours.

The front of the group has a bunch of runners in it, and you have to get there a couple of hours ahead of time to get a place at the front. The start is at 21:00 on Friday evening, meaning we’ll run through the night, hopefully arriving some time Saturday morning.

So. 100km. Not on trails. Flat. 100km of flat and run-able tarmac.

I registered yesterday, no way back now. 🙂


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