14032009_race_startThe last of the 10k test races before the Rotterdam Marathon on April 5th, again in Hakunila, Vantaa, north of Helsinki. The Aktia Cup’s last run of the winter series. The winter series consists of 5 runs starting from November. The conditions were good this time. Some wet and slushy patches at the start and finish but otherwise a dry street and temperatures around zero degrees Celsius. Also the field of participants was of high quality again. The winning time was around 30:20min. For my own part, well a lot of talk about aiming at the 35min mark, to keep the same 5k pace than last time (17:20min) and then be better on the way back. Well, much ado about nothing, Read the rest of this entry »