More running competitions.

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Yesterday I was tricked into run a 5km running competition. I was completely dead in my legs after the 6x10min running interval I did two days earlier, and I was a bit unsure about my shape since I had been sick some days the last week, but I finished in a good 4.place in my age group with the time 16.35min.

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I haven’t run a 5km competition for almost ten years, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I was with the leading group up to about 2,5km and then I had a little panic because I was really pushing it on the edge and I was doubting  my ability to finish the last part in the same speed. That meant I quickly lost about 50 meters to the leading group. Looking back I am disappointed that I wasn’t tough enough mentally to follow the group, because I kept almost the same distance all the way to the finish, and I know that it would be easier to keep a higher speed towards the end if I was with that group instead of running by myself. But I choose to learn from my mistakes and I wont do the same mistake again ;)

This heart rate graph shows that I was really pushing it the whole race.

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My buddy Per Kristian Nygård won the competition with the time 15.43. He is a very good runner, so I have to train more so I can beet him next time. ;)

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I was rockin my new clothes from oneway and sunglasses from spy optic, so if it was possible to get bonus points for best outfit I am sure I would get a whole minute off my time! :)

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