29.2.2012 21.45 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
21.45 km 2:29:52 h:m:s 6:59 min/km 8.59 km/h

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Pros:
  • Snowy trails in a forest kilometer after kilometer. Nice.
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27.2.2012 25.10 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
25.10 km 2:48:30 h:m:s 6:43 min/km 8.94 km/h

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Observations:
  • I carried two deciliters of water and, well, that made a huge difference compared to not having water at all. Although the last drop froze over.
Pros:
  • Enjoyable weather. Couple minus degrees and the sun was shining.
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26.2.2012 10.17 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
10.17 km 1:08:36 h:m:s 6:45 min/km 8.89 km/h
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Observations:
  • It's tough to run in the snow. It's tougher to run in the solid snow. It's absolutely grueling to run in the hard snow that breaks just as you take a step.
Pros:
  • I thought that Friday's super heavy route for the muscles would slow down today's run, but no, it was really OK to run.
Cons:
  • Snowy trails in the fores were in a terrible condition: deep, narrow and bumpy, and snow was solid.
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24.2.2012 21.77 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
21.77 km 2:32:19 h:m:s 7:00 min/km 8.57 km/h

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Observations:
  • Running in a forest covered with 40 centimeters of frozen snow is super heavy.
Pros:
  • I found a great new trail!
Cons:
  • Fieldways and trails in a forest were covered with heavy and hard snow.
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21.2.2012 21.10 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
21.10 km 2:20:13 h:m:s 6:39 min/km 9.03 km/h

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Observations:
  • Running in a forest covered with 40 centimeters of snow is heavy.
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17.2.2012 21.11 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
21.11 km 2:27:12 h:m:s 6:58 min/km 8.60 km/h

This 21.1 kilometers was harder than 21.1. kilometers last time, but not as hard as 30 kilometers a week ago. But anyway, there was so much snow that this was a really tough one.

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Observations:
  • I tried to figure out how to run in a deep snow. Well, I didn't figure out anything else than just push on. It's tough anyway. Longer step helps to go faster, but it consumes energy faster.
Pros:
  • 10 to 30 centimeters snow, fun.
Cons:
  • 10 to 30 centimeters snow, tough.
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14.2.2012 10.00 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
10.00 km 0:59:59 h:m:s 6:00 min/km 10.01 km/h

This time my goal was to run 10 kilometers under one hour. Otherwise an easy goal, except the route went through forests and fields. Goal achieved anyway!

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Observations:
  • Average speed easily drops down when you are running in a snowy field or meadow, but just keep up the speed. It's not that hard.
Pros:
  • Smooth weather. Zero degrees.
Cons:
  • Uneven, snowy platform.
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12.2.2012 10.79 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
10.79 km 1:18:17 h:m:s 7:15 min/km 8.27 km/h

I was about to run an easy six kilometers route after the previous day’s 30 kilometers route, but because I felt so good, the weather was fine and the route in the forest was nice, I decided to make it a bit longer.

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Observations:
  • Running with longer steps is good for the hip pain.
  • Stretching is good for the knee pain.
Pros:
  • Nice route in a snowy forest.
Cons:
  • Some minor feelings in my left knee and right side of the hip.
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10.2.2012 30.16 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
30.16 km 3:15:12 h:m:s 6:28 min/km 9.27 km/h

Last Tuesday’s 21.1 kilometers was tough, because I run mostly in a snowy forest. Well, I thought I’ll run even tougher run by running more in a forest. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out to be so hard, so I run this 30 kilometers. And yes, it was hard. Really hard, but quite an experience.

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Pros:
  • It's so fun to run along the paths in the woods covered with snow.
Cons:
  • It was getting dark towards the end, so I had to come out of the woods earlier than I planned.
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7.2.2012 21.11 km

Distance Duration Avg. Pace Avg. Speed
21.11 km 2:16:11 h:m:s 6:27 min/km 9.30 km/h

This must have been the toughest 21 kilometers I have run. It felt pretty much like 30 kilometers, because majority of the route was trails in a snowy forest. But anyway, what a nice run!

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Pros:
  • Very nice scenery in a snowy forest.
Cons:
  • I got way too heavy clothes for the mild frost weather.
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