Running up that hill

I don’t know what’s up with that tune from Kate Bush, but it has everyone up and about at the moment !! And don’t forget about that beautiful cover done by Placebo ! But we are distracting from the real post here 😉

SO running, it has always been around, but since our own national television VRT has created a sport series for everybody to follow, running has become ever more popular ! The series was called Start 2 Run and they even came up with the super idea to create podcasts so everybody with an iPod or mp3 player could join !! Of corse this isn’t the only schema you can use, but it has made several people take up running.

Now the blog sphere has always been keen about following new hypes, so it doesn’t strike us odd when there are more like me out there ;), the first here ?, one spotted here, another here, more running over here, and here, even with data added here, back stories here and here and last but not least with some running training info here !!

So my personal goal is to perform the 10miles of Antwerp next year… a year worth of training should do the trick ;). I know that is too far, so this coming September I’ll be running the 5km in Mechelen. So far I’ve done lesson 12 of the podcast series and I like it very much… they tell you when to start running and when to stop and even play some music during the session ! I even have to say my fitness level is going up, because I always run with a HRM, and during the last few sessions I’m able to keep a fairly low rate. Maybe I should read up a bit more on the subject, some info can be found here though.

Now on the other hand I’m also looking to get more info, data, statistics on my running and I’m currently in doubt whether I should buy that fancy Nike+ sport kit for the iPod ! But I’ve read in a review somewhere that you can’t replace the battery and the life time is maybe a bit short ? On the other hand I like the design and concept behind it, so maybe in the near future I’ll buy it :). And for all you tracking freaks, just take a look at this site !

Ok enough about sports… here are the 2 clips from the start of this post !!

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