adidas split 16k — the race from hell

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This weekend I ran the Adidas Split 16k. The race took place in Santa Fe, a little detail I had failed to notice when I signed up. If you’re not already aware of it, Santa Fe is full of hills. Long, steep, horrible hills. If I’d seen where the race was before, I’d never signed up for it. I hate hills. The time I aimed for before I knew the race was in… Read more »


Marathon Food: El Vikingo’s (Energy) Balls of Fire

At the moment we’re experimenting with all kinds of vegan smoothies and energy bars (did I mention we’re vegan?). This recipe we made yesterday. It’s a slight adaptation of a recipe from Thrive. The only thing we changed is that we added sunflower seeds and amaranth. The amaranth was actually an afterthought, so it’s not featured in the photos. Also, when we started we thought we were making energy BARS, but when… Read more »


Marathon Diaries — Weekend Update

Days six and seven went according to plan — a short run on Saturday and then a longer (14k) run on Sunday. Saturday was actually supposed to be a rest day, but I couldn’t help myself — I don’t have that much time to train, so I feel I should take advantage of every chance I get. El Vikingo made sure he got his rest day, though, and even took an extra one… Read more »


Marathon Diaries: Day 4 — Running in Rain (not)

Day four of my Marathon training. The last three days have been so so. Haven’t managed to run as much as planned; one day I overslept, and another it was raining. And running in rain — not doing it. Don’t wanna get sick. El Vikingo says I’m ridiculous, but oddly, he always manages to oversleep when it’s raining. “I didn’t hear the alarm,” he says. Bullshit, I say. I probably would run in the… Read more »


Marathon Diaries: Day One

76 days left before I will stand on the starting line of the Mexico City Marathon, and 76 days to turn myself into a long distance runner. Challenge accepted. The only problem is I can only work out in the mornings. I COULD run in the afternoons, but I don’t want to. Because a) the pollution in the afternoon is horrendous, and b) there’s too much people and traffic. Plus, I’m… Read more »