Category Archives: running

Inertia

The longer one goes without running — or blogging — the harder it is to start up again. I was thinking about this on my run yesterday, which was my first in about two weeks. Two Saturdays ago, I landed funny on … Continue reading

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Running at altitude

I’ve been here in Colorado, a mile high, just shy of a dozen weeks. And I am still panting when I run. Boulder sits at about 5,430 feet (1,655 m) according to Wikipedia (the City of Boulder maintains interactive maps that show my apartment to be at … Continue reading

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Hot running

Yesterday evening, Matt and I ran the Kvartmarathon* here in Stockholm. It was hot! I drank aaallll the sport drink that they handed us at the turnaround point — I didn’t want to repeat the dehydration experience I had last … Continue reading

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Winter in Summer

June is almost over, Matt pointed out this morning.  He’s thinking of all the things he wanted to get done this month, as July looms and he is supposed to take his three *required* weeks of summer vacation (out of … Continue reading

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Spring, sprung

Swedish word of the day: springa (v), run. Conjugated: sprang, sprungit, spring, springa, springer On 21 March: my first spring run and the first time I’ve run in a long time after having a lingering cold. I’m still coughing now and again and … Continue reading

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November in February

The weather here in Stockholm has been gray, rainy, and altogether un-winter-like. The ice still rims the Slussen basin, between Gamla Stan and Sodermalm, but I can see thin ice out there on my way to my office in the … Continue reading

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Sicklaloppet 2.0

Matt and I ran the Sicklaloppet, second year in a row, yesterday afternoon.  I was fairly nervous, but less so than last year, which felt like my first real running race.  The run felt easier this year; my time was … Continue reading

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