From chemo to Berlin marathon – August update

September 7, 2011

August got off to a slow start, running-wise at least, thanks to the Achilles injury I picked up at the end of July.  For the first couple of weeks I was restricted to running max 20 mins every other day, but it did the trick because I got over the injury without further problems. We have been erring on the side of caution with my training, though, to do the best we can to make sure I make it to the start line uninjured.  (By the way, this is not the royal “we” but me and my trainer, Coach Kobberø!). Overall for August the statistics look like this:

Month #km Average pace min/km Comments
April 2010 132 5:07 Typical month pre-cancer treatment
October 2010 88 5:54 Last chemo on 18 Oct.
November 2010 100 5:46 First radiotherapy 15 Nov.
December 2010 49 6:08 Last radiotherapy 8 Dec.
January 2011 100 5:53  
February 2011 103 5:44  
March 2011 47 5:43 Injured!
April 2011 113 5:27  
May 2011 98 5:32  
June 2011 147 5:17 🙂
July 2011 172 5:37  
Aug 2011 121 5:35  

 

The pace for August is a reflection that I’m no longer focused on improving in terms of speed, but working on endurance (e.g. longer runs) and practicing running at the slower pace I will run during the marathon itself.

The fundraising is going well too and we have now raised 4,050 kr. Thanks a million to those of you who have already contributed! If you haven’t and would like to, you can do so here: http://www.betternow.org/en/project/projectskirstenejlskov (That link takes you to a version where the instructions are in English).

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