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Fall wrap-up: Midnight Run 36.07, thinking about the next steps

Did some 2K repeats a month before midnight run but then caught cold and had to take off like two weeks just before the race. Got into ok condition for the night and managed to pull out a bit over 36 mins time. It was the best I could have done in any condition on that day though I did spend a few secs, maybe 10-20 total, going a couple corners wide.

After that didn’t really do anything for a few weeks. Then went on to try 2K repeats with Vane on Silkkiniitty. Managed to do just two of them with around 7 mins times and was completely down at the end… Went back to distance training completing a week ago 2hrs run + 1.5 hrs road cycling (from home to Hirsala cottage and back). Then two nights ago 8K on Grani’s 2.3K trail a few secs sub 32 mins with old buddies Vane and Mankku setting the pace. Great to see the guys going on year after year. I’m actually not too far behind.

Published in: Sports | on October 10th, 2017 | Comments Off


Two nights ago 1000m on Grani track in the middle of a random run in 3.04,2. No workouts behind. Then Siikava test run yesterday in 13.00. First half 6.20, second 6.40. It was the worst time I’ve recorded but actually not too far from the regular sweet spot 12.30-12.50 where I’ve usually landed. Goals for the rest of the season include 1k sub 3 mins and …?

Published in: Sports | on June 24th, 2017 | Comments Off

Good run, 2K and hill

Ran today a pretty good an hour set in crisp +10 degree spring conditions. Pulled a 6.39 at the home stretch and 49,4 to the top of Visamäki. Just thought “I can still run!” It’s been months I ran anything this quick. Felt pretty grateful. Few hours later the whole body was kinda shaking from the workout, like almost fewer coming… Now again overnight flights and Asian hotels ahead.

Published in: Sports | on March 26th, 2017 | Comments Off

20K Rodeo Beach trail run in 1.28

Had a longer stopover at SFO today. Decided to challenge the weather and rode up to Marin for a 20K trail run. Must have been one of the toughest running races I’ve ever done. Partly because of poor training background but more importantly because of heavy rain & wind. Visibility was maximum 100 meters over the course. At some points just 20 meters or so and I had to hold on to the cap so it didn’t fly away. Also the course is quite tough with 700m total vertical ascend. When I saw a sign saying 3.4 miles or 5.8km to Rodeo Beach I felt like being betrayed. Legs were all done and I was ready to speed down. Somehow I could however carry on the remainder of the course which was either downhill or flat. Results here.

Published in: Sports, Travels | on December 10th, 2016 | Comments Off

Midnight Run 10K 35.29

In 10K you get what you deserve and that was what I got last night. First half 17.35 and already at that point it was clear I would not go sub 35 this time. The weather took probably something out of the time. It was raining, water everywhere, and pretty dark. At half I was leading a pack at 7th but from there it was just fight to keep the pace. Final position 10th.

Our Tuxera team of 7 runners total did superb job overall. I think everybody pretty much reached their targets. Congrats to Anna, Tiffiny, Claudio, Hien, Markku and Peng!

Published in: Sports | on September 3rd, 2016 | Comments Off