|Bislett arena inside|
We started around 11 a.m. and kept going untill 4 p.m. I was eager to test out some strategies laid out in advance and anxious to learn more about my knee injury. In a way this was the final test for me when it comes to whether I should participate or not in the race in two weeks time. My strategy was to run at 6min/km in 4 laps and walk 1 lap at 9 min/km. That would take 18 minutes in theory. It turned out to take just under 20 minutes, on target with the time-schedule of 15 laps and hour, but with no accumulating of time in reserve for eating and resting. My knee-the right one-turned painful, but not alarming. The pain stabilised after three hours and kept steady the last 1h 40 minutes. I completed 74 laps in 4h 40m. Planned laps was 70 so I'm ahead with four laps.
I was fine by using one gel and hour and supplementing with energy-drink and some salty food-potato chips and dried meat-but I need to eat more on every 3 or 4 hours. I'll make use of the arrangers offer in connection with that. I addition I need a small table with my supplies ready for use during the race.
After the run we had a very pleasant "afterrun" at a local Bistro("Lorry") just down the street.
A perfect end of a day very good spent.
-Number of laps: 74
-Time spent: 4h 40m
-Distance of one lap: 545 metres
-Distance, total: 40,33 km
-Average pace: 6:94 min/km
-Elevation gained: Not measured
-Calories: Not measured
-Average heart rate(max): didn't measure
-Shoes: Mizuno Wave Inspire
-Weather: Not relevant-inside track