Back on "track"

by eliasen 6. januar 2008 21:27


Well, the time has come for me to start running again.

11 years ago (when I was a soldier), I was quite the runner. My best times are 5 km in 17:30 and half a marathon (21,0975 km) in 1:32:46.

Since then, the weight has come up, as the amount of exercise went down :-).

Anyway, I have lost about 7kg in the last 3-4 months, and now was the time to start running again... and today was the first time.

A local fitness center had an offer for new members, that I have taken, so not only did I run today for the first time in a very long time, I also did it on a running machine. That took some getting used to! :-) I managed to get the damn machine running, but then it stopped... then I started it again... and then it stopped. Probably next time I will get some help figuring out how to set the machine appropriately. The run itself went fairly well... around 7km. I will have to bring some music the next time, though.

It felt pretty weird, that I did some interval training, where the maximum speed (16 km/h) was just about the same speed as I ran for an hour without breaks in my earlier years (15 km/h) :-)

So, any goals, Jan? Yes, off course. I have a couple;

  1. I would like my average time to run 1 km to be about 4 minutes.
  2. At "Limfjordsløbet" (14 km) at the end of May (2008 :-) ), I want to run faster than a friend of mine called Tom. Also, running faster than my old boss Anne would be nice :-). 4 minutes per kilometer would take care of both :-)
  3. At some point, I want to run a marathon. I will wait a couple of months to set any specific dates, times, etc. for this one, since I am really in no shape to guess right now :-)

My legs are fine, I believe.. but perhaps tomorrow I will edit that part out of this blog post :-)

The plan now is to run every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday on average.. sometimes it will be Wednesday instead of Tuesday and so on.

Wish me luck...




About the author

Jan Eliasen is 37 years old, divorced and has 2 sons, Andreas (July 2004) and Emil (July 2006).

Jan has a masters degree in computer science and is currently employed at Logica Denmark as an IT architect.

Jan is a 6 times Microsoft MVP in BizTalk Server (not currently an MVP) and proud co-author of the BizTalk 2010 Unleashed book.

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