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.


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 …?

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.