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Half Marathon Training: Run 15 (before injury)

HM Training Run 15

Training run 15 (10k) was pretty tough but so much fun at the same time! The sun was shining while it was still a little freezy, perfect conditions I guess! This was my last run in training week 4, tomorrow is rest day 🙂

20130420-201420.jpgBefore running I tried a NTC (Nike Trainig Club) stretching workout, presented by Kara Goucher, an american long distance runner with a 10k PB of 30:55:16 (!!!! How awesome is that?! Outstanding!!). Normally I only stretch for about 5 minutes, which is way too short, I know! So today I treated my legs right and tried the NTC App, which I already use for other workouts (I will tell you more about the app and my favorite workout, the “ab burner”).

After 15 minutes I really felt ready to run and went outside, right into the fantastic sunshine! Wind was okay (finally!) and I wanted to have a slow start, but when I passed k 1 I was really shocked by my pace (05:53 -had to be something about 07:00)! So I tried to slow down, but didn’t succeed 😉 The cheers of my FB friends on Nike really made me fly! I felt awesome and unstoppable, but at k 7 the fast start took its consequences … I was so out of breath and I had the feeling that my foot would fall off! The last 2 k were really, really hard, but especially when I realized that I would run a new PB I didn’t want to stop 😉


I’m so happy about my new PB!! And being awesome motivated I registered for a 10k run in 14 days in Hanover 🙂 It will be a Marathon, but hell yeah, I’ll go for the short distance and run my ass off!! HM Training Run 15

To all those runners taking part in races tomorrow: I wish you all the best!! You’ll rock it!


By the way, in the afternoon I went to the gym, having 15
minutes of ab workouts and then joining my Hot Iron class! What a way to end the week!


  1. jan

    22. April 2013 at 09:10

    great pace 🙂

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