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The Running Year 2012

Posted Dec 31 2012 12:00am

The plan was to run a last 10k today with a newfound local running friend. A cold and throat ache ended that idea. This cold sucks, it is going back and forth making no real sense and I just want to feel fine again.

With that said, 2012 was a pretty good running year for me. I ran a little over 1300ks. The winter wether here makes it tough sometimes, if it is below -12c, I do not run. However, I did sign up for Nordic Military Training classes starting next week, which should add an interesting cross fit aspect and hopefully boost my times in 2013. I am only signed up for Göteborgsvarvet on May 18th (the world’s largest half marathon), and I am planning to run Lidingöloppet in September again.

But this was running 2012:

Race 1: Grazer half marathon . March 22 in +22c. Graz, Austria
A beautiful trail along the river Mur in Graz, Austria. Not well organized at all, and they ran out of water at the water check points. Final time 1.59.13.

Race 2: Göteborgsvarvet May 12 , 10c
Göteborg, Sweden.
My first time for this half marathon, which is the world’s largest and goes through downtown Göteborg and across two big bridges. A beautiful route, a really great planed race. A lot of fun, and I signed up for it for it for 2013 immediately. I had a cold and was congested, so I was not so pleased with my time, 2.01.33. At least I have a time to beat for 2013.

Race 3: Kraftprovet , 18c, Trollhättan Sweden July.
An 11.6k terrain race with a LOT of hills. Fun, well organized and a new distance that was a good challange. Planning to do this race again in 2013. Helps that the start is about 200m from my job.


Race 4: Lidingöloppet September 10c, Stockholm, Sweden.
Lidingöloppet is the world’s largest terrain race. The distances are 10, 15 and 30k. The 30k is said to be tougher than a full marathon because of the many hills. I did the 15k distance. The time was 1.26.28, which I was really happy with! I ran the race along with many others from the Swedish Down Syndrome organization to raise awareness of Down syndrome ( more pics here ). The race was a lot of fun and I hope to run it again in 2013. The plan is for Vince to run the little kid’s race which is 1k. We will see :)



Happy New Year

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