Sunday, November 9, 2014

Team Form Multisport's October Recap (AKA "Are you guys still alive?")

Sometimes time flies by faster than you want and things fall a bit by the wayside. David and I have good intentions of getting some product reviews up on the blog, but between work, family, training and volunteering the month of October flew by faster than planned and suddenly a month has past since our last blog post. But that doesn't mean we've given up or been idle. Quite the contrary!

Crossing the finish line at
the Fall River Half Marathon
I spent a week in the US for work and as part of that trip I took part in the Fall River Half Marathon, a little local race south of Boston with 114 participants from all walks of life. The oldest participant was 74 years old and the youngest was 10. (She ran with her mom and they finished the entire 21 km in 2:48!) It was fun to take part in such a small event and also to see some of the differences between events in Sweden and the US. Most notably was the live singing of the National Anthem before the start. I had one of those days when everything just felt good and I finished with a personal best of 1:31:48 for a 7th place finish.

David made an equipment investment to keep up the training over the winter and bought a Tacx Flow Plus indoor trainer to complement time spent in spinning classes at Form. On our weekly lunchtime run this week he said to me "I've never sweat so much in my life!"  I suspect that there will be a review of this rig posted to the blog sometime this winter...

So what's on the schedule for November? David has the Stockholm Tunnel Run ahead of him on November 22. 42 000 people running a 10 km race through a tunnel is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I'm taking advantage of the grey and cloudy autumn weather to refocus my efforts on muscle building again. This was my strategy over the winter of last year and I felt that it served me well, so the next few months are going to be focused on strength training, and (of course) finally getting some of those product reviews up here on the blog!

Tacx Flow Plus trainer - David's new toy

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