Archive for April, 2006

Maximum power

Yesterday another round of speeding in Leppävaara with Jari. First a 9.49 3K (3.19 – 3.15 – 3.15) on inva track, online then 5 times a modest 1.45-1.50 uphill. I was quite exhausted at the end. Legs are ok.

Published in: Sports | on April 30th, 2006 | Comments Off

Speeding in Leppävaara

We did a 11-12K increasing speed run today with Jari. Starting from c. 4.00/km I finished it with something like 3.15. It really helps to do the hard runs with a fellow runner.

Published in: Sports | on April 26th, 2006 | Comments Off

Electric Ant

“In me somewhere, treatment he thought, remedy there is a matrix fitted in place, a grid screen that cuts me off from certain thoughts, certain actions. And forces me into others. I am not free. I never was…”

Yeah, I’ve jumped into fiction. Science-fiction. That one was from Philip Dick’s novel “Electric Ant”. After Androids I’m now continuing with his novel collections. I refound Dick after browsing through the early production of Hunter and Tom Wolfe. America in its graziest. 60s, hippies, junkies, electric kool-aid acid tests with all their colors. This art is well-written, clear and most of all: inspiring! Me being in this conservative family-man set-up. Maybe I should ask like Deckard. Who’s an android, after all, with a 4-year life expectancy?

“What I want, he realized, is ultimate and absolute reality, for one micro-second. After that it doesn’t matter, because all will be known; nothing will be left to understand or see… I will prick new punch-holes in the tape and see what presently emerges. It will be interesting because I will not know what the holes I make mean.”

Published in: Culture | on April 20th, 2006 | Comments Off

Local road event

Today I did my first competition of the season: a local 12K road meet. For the first 9K I tallied two guys who posted half marathon times of 1.12 and 1.13 just some two weeks ago. This suggests a 1.15 time for the half is definitely possible. It’s only four weeks to Helsinki City Run… and yes, stuff I now have a new track & field team: den heter Sjundeå IF. I was seduced to join their forces by this old master of the art.

Published in: Sports | on April 18th, 2006 | Comments Off

Another round of intervals

Yesterday 5x1000m in Espoo Arena: 3.13, check 3.08, mind 3.07, 3.09, 3.04 (final lap 72 secs). It was better than the last time, especially runs 2 and 3. Also, today my legs are not that sore.

Published in: Sports | on April 8th, 2006 | Comments Off