You might have seen on Instagram (@LisforLois) I recently had a new training session and dinner with Nike marking the beginning of a new season training towards the Nike Women 10k run (formerly known as the We Own The Night run).
We met in front of the Nike Mitte store boarded a bus and took a quick field trip to the surprise location: the breathtaking Olympia Stadium at night. And we had the whole complex to ourselves. Wow! We got dressed in the Home locker room. Dressed in our uniform head to toe in Nike (literally), we warmed up and took the 4,5 km upon us. We ran.
A route I’ve known well as a kid. And a place I haven’t been back long since I graduated from my elementary school. Around my school, to the Olympia Stadium and back to school. For PE classes and my bicycle license. Of course back then we had our little shortcuts. Kids 🙂
But this time we ran a much further distance, 4,5k to be exact and finished with a fun session of workouts in form of team challenges. Uff! Although I was completely exhausted from the run my team (Desi, Nisi, Lisa and Sarah) still managed to finish second place.
But my true partner in crime was Styleshiver. While we lost the group because our pace was way too slow, we ran and we ran until we reached the inside of the stadium. But that’s the thing, you can run at your pace. The Nike 10k run is not about finishing first, it’s about you, your goal and having a good time.
After the sports we hit the shower rooms and headed to the VIP Lounge of the Olympia Stadium for a well deserved 3 course dinner with the Nike Team and the girls.
After all this, the hardship of every step to the point of personal exhaustion, I felt my breaths getting deeper. My lungs sudden ability fill more space with fresh air.
With my asthma all I need is more sessions like these to strengthen and widen my lung capacity. Every sport session is the same: At first it always feels hard, but at the end of it I always feel how worth it was. Longer, deeper breaths. And it’s almost immediate too.
This year I really want to tackle the 10k run.
For me, for my asthma, for my lungs.
The Nike 10k run will take place on June 20th 2015. You can apply for it and a get all the details Here. Are you going to sign up? Are you ready for a personal challenge?
Do you dare to take on the 10k?
Nike is offering weekly training session leading up to the big 10K event to get you ready you can just join. They are completely free and you’ll be able to join a new community of beginners like me who are just in it for the fun, athletes with personal challenges, sporty spices and girls of Nike’s very own Club der Töchter.
Here’s an overview of the weekly plan. Now get running!
MONDAY CDT NIGHT (Girls Only) Beginners – 18h30 NIKE KU’DAMM
TUESDAY TRAIN TO RUN Everyone – 19h30 NIKE MITTE
WEDNESDAY FAST WEDNESDAY Everyone – 19h30 HARBIG HALLE
THURSDAY EASY RUN Everyone – 18h30 NIKE MITTE
FRIDAY TRUNDAY Everyone – 18h30 NIKE KU’DAMM
SATURDAY LONG RUN Intermediate – 11h NIKE LEIPZIGER PLATZ
SUNDAY (once a month) KIEZ RUN – Everyone
More Details about the training sessions right here.
Also I cannot stop recommending their NTC classes. As you may know I went to one of their Dance classes in their Home Studio at Ku’Damm. Make sure to check by their page every now and then and be quick to sign up for their classes. Yes, they are completely for FREE.
No more Excuses.. 2015 #werunberlin!
(Tipp: Sign up for classes with Alex. She’s amazing!)