#factFriday : it's the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday. Gillette was the first ever title sponsor of the race.
The next sponsor was Mars after the decision was made to pay the elite athletes, thus more funding was needed to pay the athletes.
Målsättningar inför imorgon utifrån @snabbafotterkenth och hans idé om ”medalj-mål”. Det är tuffa målsättningar och jag kommer vara nöjd med att klara det jag klarar. 🥉Brons: Pb - Under min tid från varvet ifjor (1:49:17)
🥈Silver: Sub 1:45
🥇Guld: Sub 1:43:53 (tränings-pb)
Och så en fjärde ”drömma högt”-kategori:
🏆 Sub 1:40
Håll gärna tummarna för att det ska gå bra. Följ och heja via @raceoneapp Eller om du är nära Kungsbacka; heja irl 😁 #kungsbackaloppet2019@kungsbackaloppet#salmingspeed#pbslaktensår
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Nothing about this run was enjoyable. My legs felt heavy, breathing all over the place and no energy. My head just wasn't in it. BUT it's still a run. A few weeks ago I was desperate to get out and at least now I can. Good or bad, it's still a run. I'm going with that 🏃♀️
And the dog had fun.
And it's Friday 😀 #friday#earlymorningrun#keeponkeepingon
Due to a sharp pain on my core, had to walk for close to 7 mins today, in a race that I hoped to get a podium. Still, with finishing time of 46 minutes in 10k, I could either moan about how this chance was "Taken from me", or look the glass half full, being grateful that I'm one step closer to my podium.
Warning ⚠️: Loud yelling! 🤣 This was 10 days ago and I had the best #cheersquad ! My sister was yelling out my name while taking video, my Dad was ringing the Boston bell 🔔 he bought at the expo, my brother in law was taking pictures, my husband was sending
me motivating text messages (You are almost there! Last push, you got this!) and my Mom was there 3 weeks post surgery to support me. I raised both hands up in the air (Pump, Pump, Pump) feeling so grateful! My heart was full! ❤️
Where flowers bloom, so does hope.
Flowers are like friends, they bring color to your world and in joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends
Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right. -
They always say significant things come in threes, so I wanted to share three things about a single flower and the beauty that it could bring.
We are each a flower, growing, flourishing, affected by the weather that is life. But I hope you remember you cannot grow with roots. To be strong you must have a solid base. Your friends help with growth and make the best bouquet. And things take time and when the moments right, you’ll blossom right in time 🌻
London Marathon 🇬🇧 as it gets closer and closer to Sunday’s race I am actually starting to realise the daunting challenge I have ahead of me. I have had my two short shake out runs this week and will have done two swims, on tonight’s run I remembered that a marathon is a really long way whether you take it easy or absolutely go for it at some point it will still hurt. This will be my 6th marathon and I can remember when it started to hurt on all the other 5 so that’s what makes me most nervous. I’m not doing London for a PB or a specific time I’m doing it to know I’ve done what everyone describes as an amazing experience. After knowing so many people will be cheering all around the course I feel much more confident that when it does get hard I’ll have the support around!! Good luck to anyone running their first marathon this weekend enjoy it relax and don’t put any pressure on yourself a marathon is a marathon whether it take 3 hours or 7 hours!! #marathontraining#marathon#london#londonmarathon#londonmarathon2019#iloverunning#worldrunners#runnersofinstagram#londonmarathontraining#26 .2 #marathonrunner#marathonprep
3 years ago today since all my dreams came true...
Good luck to all @londonmarathon 26.2 miles is a life changing distance. You'll find things out about yourself that you never knew. You'll go through good spots and bad, very bad, spots where you'll doubt yourself repeatedly. The voice in your head will be yelling stop but your heart will keep you relentlessly pushing forward.
Don't ever give up, keep moving forward, no matter the pace. Keep positive. Use a mantra to get you through or something as simple as counting to 100 repeatedly and keeping stride to the rhythm.
Most will hit their targets but some won't get the times they are after. But no one who finishes the marathon ever fails - just finishing is a major achievement, especially if it's not your day out on the road.
I challenge anyone NOT to cry as they cross the finish line! It's emotional.
A race tip from me: split the run into 4 parts. 1st 8 miles; settle in and enjoy. Make sure you are not too FAST. If anything a few seconds slower than target pace at this point is ideal. Beware of mile 3, its downhill!!
2nd 8 miles; concentrate on your splits. You should have found a good running rhythm by now and be hitting splits around your target pace. Soak in the crowds, especially crossing Tower Bridge but don't get carried away, there's still a long way to go!
3rd 8 miles; This is where the race really starts! Concentrate hard - left foot, right foot...you should be feeling strong and ready to go slightly faster than target pace. Let the pace drop a little if needed to get you through a tough patch but KEEP ON MOVING FORWARD! Use runners or landmarks (lampposts etc) as targets to get to.
Last 2 miles; run with all your heart! Use the crowds along the embankment to push you along. When you turn at Big Ben there's less than 1 mile to go (don't sprint just yet!) - soak up the atmosphere, turn into The Mall and run down those last couple of hundred metres like you own it (spriiiiiiiiint!!!). Celebrate as you cross the line and even if it's hurting like hell SMILE for your finish photo! (Do it for the 'gram!) Wear your t-shirt and medal with pride, you've earned It! YOU'VE JUST RAN A FREAKING MARATHON!!