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workout wednesday * training for my first half marathon

By April 24, 2013 One Comment
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So this is crazy and exciting and I can’t wait for it. The Inner Mongolia Grassland Marathon, or – as it is actually called – the Ghengis Khan Grassland Extreme Marathon. I will be a little less extreme and only run the half marathon, but still. It’s my first one and I’m not exactly a runner by nature.

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I am super motivated and have been able to run longer and faster over the past few months. Spending this month in Europe was supposed to be the opportunity to take my run outside. In Shanghai it’s treadmill only and the running is very different between indoors and outdoors. Most significantly a given pace (the one you set on your treadmill) versus actually having to set your own pace. My first run outside in 2 years was accompanied by heavy side pains for the first 3k and followed by hurting feet and legs for the following five days.

I have since swapped my running shoes from the adizero feather to the energy boost and have found the right pace. Let’s hope I can remember that one over the next 2 months of indoor training, as the actual run will then be the first time again for me to run outside.

Challenging. I am running with micoach, which I find super motivational and am constantly on the hunt for new playlists. Suggestions are very very welcome as I think I will have to vomit if I have to listen to my Run This Town playlist one more time.

210 – Pink – U + Ur Hand
211 – Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
212 – Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta – Sweat
213 – Kesha – We R Who We R
214 – Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
215 – Faithless – We Come 1
216 – Morten Hampenberg & Alexander Brown – I Want You (To Want Me Back)
217 – Agnes – Release Me
218 – Outkast – Hey Ya!
209 – Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Steve Angello Remix Edit)
117 – Katy Perry – Firework
118 – Alicia Keys – Superwoman
201 – John Mayer – Heartbreak Warfare
202 – Marina & The Diamonds – Radioactive
203 – Jesper Nohrstedt – Take Our Hearts
204 – Flo-Rida – Good Feeling
205 – Britney Spears – I Wanna Go
206 – Svenstrup Og Vendelboe – Dybt Vand
207 – Electric Lady Lab – Touch Me (Svenstrup & Vendelboe Remix Edit)
208 – Jennifer Hudson – No One Gonna Love You (jason Nevins Radio Remix)
113 – Pitbul Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Naer – Give Me Everything
114 – Michael Rune Feat. Nadia Gattas – Min Indre Stemme
115 – Ginger Ninja – Bone Will Break Metal
116 – Metro Station – Shake It
110 – Alex Gaudino Feat. Kelly Rowland – What A Feeling
111 – Kato Feat. Jeremy Carr – Celebrate Life
112 – Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
104 – Donkey Boy – City Boy
105 – Medina – Addiction
106 – David Guetta Feat. Sia – Titanium
107 – Swedish House Mafia – Save The World
108 – Usher – More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix)
109 – Chris Brown & Benny Benassi – Beautiful People
102 – Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
103 – Bruno Mars – Marry You
101 – Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

The biggest challenge here is, that my usual indie, electro and rock choices don’t really work in terms of BPM.

So if you have any idea on what to run to – please do tell!

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