Monthly Archives: June 2009

Sponsor my friend

My friend Stina is running a 5 km race on the 19th of July for Race for Life in Hyde Park.

Race for Life raises money for Cancer Research UK, a very worthy cause. I ran for them myself a few years ago as I have lost three relatives to cancer and that in my book is three too many.

You can help sponsor her by clicking here.

In Swedish
Min vän Stina springer ett 5 km lopp 19de juli för Race for Life i Hyde Park.

Race for Life samlar in pengar till Cancer Research UK.Jag sprang för dem för några år sedan eftersom jag själv förlorat släktingar till cancer.

Du kan sponsra henne genom att klicka här.

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Garmin 305, 405 or 310???

I really want to measure my runs more accurately then I have before with my Nike+

I have in the past tried my partners Garmin Forerunner 305, it is more accurate for sure and you can combine it with MapMyRun. I have looked at the Garmin Forerunner 405, at the London Marathon Expo, both the normal and the Garmin Forerunner 405CX. I am tempted by both.
Discussing this with Anders and Petter only makes me more tempted.

But the thing is the slow satelite uptake on the 305 has added some extra time to each of my training rounds. And according to some the 405 has short battery span and does not work perfectly in wet weather conditions….come on I do most running in the UK it rains here…a lot.

But then I found it! The Garmin Forerunner 310XT. I’m in love!
Garmin Forerunner 310XT

It is rumoured to have a faster satelite uptake then the 305 and it supposedly waterproof, which is good as a thought or two of doing a triathlon has crossed my mind…I sooo want one. They are due out for release in July.

If any of you readers want to give me one of these you will be in my good book forever. Or maybe two as I would love my training buddy and partner to have one too 🙂

In Swedish
Jag vill mäta mina springrundor lite mer exakt en Nike+ räcker inte riktigt längre.

Efter att ha provat min partners Garmin Forerunner 305, så vet jag att den funkar mycket bättre och den kan kombineras med MapMyRun.. Men jag har även tittat på den nyare Garmin Forerunner 405, på London Marathon Expo, både den normala och Garmin Forerunner 405CX. Jag är sugen på båda.

Efter att ha diskuterat detta med Anders och Petter så blir jag bara mer sugen.

Jag gillar 305 men det tar lång tid att hitta satellit till den, 405 ska visst ha lite sämre batteri och inte fungera så bra när det regnar…men hallå jag bor i England det regnar alltid här.

Men då hittade jag den! The Garmin Forerunner 310XT. Jag är kär!

Den ska ha snabbare satellit upptagning och vara vattentät, vilket är passande eftersom någon gång kanske jag gör ett Triatlhon.

Om någon av mina läsare vill ge mig en sådan så skulle jag bli för evigt tacksam. Eller kanske två eftersom det skulle vara trevligt om min träningskompis och partner hade en också 🙂

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Music to run to???

I have a problem, I don’t have any good music to run to 😦

What I need is fast music with drums, preferably instrumental as often this kind of music are made up of stupid and annoying lyrics like “Blow my whistle” or “Suck my Lollipop”. I am really rubbish at determine music genres so I can’t just go into a shop and buy what I need, and I am getting sick and tired of trawling through the internet when I don’t know properly what to search for. If I would hazard a guess maybe it would be called Techno Trance or electronic but I really have no clue as I normally listen to more alternative music.

So help me find the right kind of music. The nearest thing to what I want is this The Bongo Song but I need more than one song.

In Swedish
Jag har problem att hitta bra springlåtar 😦 Jag vill ha låtar som har ett snabbt tempo med mycket trummor, gärna instrumental eftersom många låtar har så tröttsam idiotisk text.
Eftersom jag är helt värdelös på musik genres så kan jag inte bara knalla in i någon affär och köpa det jag vill ha, det är även svårt att söka på internet när jag inte riktigt vet vad för sökord jag ska knappa in. Skulle jag gissa vad det skulle kallas så är det kanske Techno Trance eller kanske Electronic men jag vet inte för vanligen lyssnar jag på mer alternativ musik.

Det närmsta jag hittat till det jag vill ha är The Bongo Song. Men en sång räcker ju inte så hjälp mig hitta fler.

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Did i reach my target?

Of course!

Lepra Fundraising 2

Thanks to everyone who donated.

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Finally the promised pictures….

First the battery ran out and then I got busy but here is finally some pictures of the marathon.

Before the start, London marathon 2009
My mantra was “It is only a long training run, it is only a long training run…” pure denial nothing else.

Me in the paper Evening Standard
Yes managed to get my face in the paper, shocked as hell when I saw it. This is at around 20 km I am starting to feel tired but DAMN IT I had to beat that big nurse.

37ish km I am in pain
At this stage I have passed sort of 36-37ish km, I am in severe pain and dizzy. Everything was so, so hard and then I saw Sötnos and his family. I so needed you there you gave me the energy to finish.

And finish I did! Evening Standard Marathon times
As you can see I really did finish it 😀

In Swedish
Batteriet var slut sen hade jag för mycket att göra men nu kommer maratonbilderna.

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