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Here we go again...

Posted by kallekockum on Sunday, August 19, 2007

After running my first marathon Stockholm 2006 I solemnly swore I would never do it again, in fact I was certain I wouldn't even run again, ever. Well, this spring I signed up for another: Växjö Marathon, October 13. I've been training seriously (well...) since May, and I'm aiming to shave a few minutes off my time from the Stockholm Marathon, 3.21.59. It shouldn't be impossible, given that the course in Växjö is flatter to its nature than the demanding course of the Stockholm Marathon. Wish me luck...

9 comments on “Here we go again...”

mainejohn Says:
Sunday, August 19, 2007 @9:09:17 AM

Hats off to ANYONE who can complete a marathon. Best wishes and good luck!

kallekockum Says:
Sunday, August 19, 2007 @9:49:40 AM


DandyRandy Says:
Sunday, August 19, 2007 @1:54:50 PM

Go out slow, finish strong!

taahdeswer Says:
Sunday, August 19, 2007 @5:34:48 PM

Wow That's cool! I wanna be able to run marathon when i grow up!!  VG på 1000 meter slå det du [:D]

PruchaLegend Says:
Monday, August 20, 2007 @1:04:34 AM

I always wished I could run a marathon. I once "ran" sixteen miles but the last two were more of a walk. I hit the wall and could hardly move after fourteen miles. I had to go the last two miles to get back to my car.

Anyway, good luck! And, know that my hat is off to you for being able to even contemplate performing such a feat.

Now then, perhaps if you carried your banjo and played some spirited music, you might even be able to run faster.

kiml Says:
Sunday, August 26, 2007 @11:40:10 AM

You did a 3:21 on your first marathon?  That's awesome!!!

Even though you might say you're only going to do one, most people get sort of addicted and end up doing a bunch of them.

I did a 4:14 on my first, a 4:49 on my next, and a 4:39 on my most recent.  The last two were very hilly; that's my excuse.  Being 53 might have something to do with it, of course, but maybe I just haven't trained hard enough. 

Good luck in October!


jpoulette Says:
Thursday, December 27, 2007 @9:24:31 AM

Kalle - I did my first 2 marathons at ages 50 & 51 - 3:21 is a great time, I was over 4:00 on both!

Good luck with future marathons!

Mr. Disco Says:
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 @11:01:46 AM

Did you win the Stockholm race?

Best of luck winning Växjö.

kallekockum Says:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 @11:41:42 AM

I didn't win the Stockholm race, LOL...I finished 897th or something. I nearly won the class I entered in last October in Växjö, though (it's a small, local race!). I finished in 3 hours 7 mins a few minutes behind the winner of the amateur class. In a few months it's time again for's a tougher race than Växjö, but since I keep improving my times I hope to if not break 3 hours so at least set a new PB. Well see...

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