I ran a 1K today.
Me: “What time is it?” Photo by Jarmo Laakso
A week ago, in order to get a head start to spring I trained three days at Göteborg, Sweden. 49 kilometers of orienteering training was mentally very beneficial, but physically a bit too much. I started the competition season last weekend but I suffered from poor performance. I think the main reason was that I wasn’t recovered from the trip to Sweden. I am going to take it easy for a few days now and next saturday it is time to test my current speed at 5K gravel road race.
Me and a few friends of mine participated in Karhu-viesti last weekend. Karhu-viesti is a seven leg relay running competition that starts from Rauma and ends in Pori. The total distance is around 50 kilometers. I had the privilege of running the last leg. My original goal pace was 3:35/km, but even if the profile was quite flat and the weather was great I couldn’t reach that. Most of the course I had to run alone which always affects the pace. Also the many 90 degree turns during the last mile had a negative effect. Besides these things I had a great day and a great race in a good company.
Fixed my backpack. I had a similar one that I returned to the store after one day because the seam on the collar started to rip apart. The replacement also had the same problem. I decided not to rely on Haltis quality and sewed the seam myself.
Yesterday’s night training map. A 7K course in a pitch black national park. I did a couple of smaller and one bigger mistake, but nothing too serious. A humbling experience, but very good practice.
The chili seeds I ordered arrived today. I am a bit late this season because none of the older seeds I had started to sprout.
Runners toes. Probably not the sexiest feature to be showing around.
Found recovery drinks on sale.
Twentythree euros for a pair of socks. But these are good socks. Superior when compared to Asics marathon socks for example. X-Socks Run Sky Run.
Got myself a pair of Inov-8 X-Talon 212’s. One of the best - if not the best shoe for competitive orienteering.
The newest addition to my bookshelf. Recipes for DIY energy bars etc.