The second weeks cool down after the 5 week half marathon training and half marathon.

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During week 7, I am still taking it a bit easier to strengthen my Achilles tendon. I started having issues when I tried my first half marathon and prior to that as well as in week 5 of my training. At the start of week 7, I could feel minor pain in the Achilles tendon. At the end of the week, I had no pain. I probably had pain at the start of the week as of Saturday prior week 7 I did a gym workout and trained my legs and calves as well. Running speed, water running, healing methods on week 6, and swimming, I believe, helped with getting the Achilles tendon pain to disappear. …

Last week I completed 5 week half marathon training and half marathon. Here are my trainings from the week after.

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This week I took running super easy. On week 5, I had my first issues with Achilles tendon and wanted to be careful with it. First 2 days, I healed my Achilles tendon with cold gel, doing stretches, and rolling. As Mark Perry mentioned in comments last week, I should be careful to avoid chronic issues with my Achilles tendon. More about that after we see the runs or run of week 6. Yeah, I told you, I took the running super easy this week.

The Runs, or Run of Week 6

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Photo by Oscar Söderlund on Unsplash

Tuesday 3, 2019

4km walk

Wednesday 4, 2019

54min super easy running + 5min walking + 150 steps in stairs

Thursday 5, 2019

6km…

We can’t help it, the buzzing word AI, is everywhere. The industry has great marketers, but there is more in it.

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Photo by Geralt on Pixabay.

Artificial intelligence is one of the buzzing technical innovations and studies. AI is set to disrupt all parts of human life, and in the end, it is feared to take over our planet. People tend to forget the code is generated, by humans and AI is eventually just automatically logically adjusting peace of software. We shouldn’t fear the AI robots taking over the planet. We should be more afraid of people with bad intentions getting their hands on powerful AI tools. The technology industry is full of extravagance. Sometimes we forget the reality.

Hype and Innovation Attracts Capital

As can be seen from the year back study of the state of the IoT market, over 15 Trillion economies are about to grow around the IoT sector. Well, it certainly won’t grow there purely with hype but with real-life solutions. …

Follow the journey from 10k runner to marathoner. — Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 and now Week 5 are live.

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It’s the fifth week of the journey towards half marathon shape. This week, I timed my half-marathon! I was planning on participating in an official one, but those didn’t fit my tight schedule, so I did it on my own. I hope Google maps distance detection is accurate enough to qualify my time for the readers. Before we talk more about that, let’s go to the Week 5 runs.

Also, see Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 if you haven’t already.

Week 5 Runs

Monday: 5 miles ≈ 8 kilometers (easy) + Walk 500 meters
Tuesday: 6 miles ≈ 10 kilometers (easy) + Walk 500 meters
Thursday: 3.7 …

Follow the journey from 10k runner to marathoner.

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The fourth week of my 5-week half marathon training series is now completed. It’s time for the report of the runs during Week 4. It’s great to know during the week that I have to write about it here. It pushes me to stay on my plan and complete the runs.

Also, see Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3 if you haven’t already.

Week 4 Runs

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Tuesday — 11 miles ≈ 18 km ( 1h 15 min run easy +30 at brisk pace+40 min walk) + 500m walk

Wednesday — 5 miles ≈ 8 km (easy) + 500m walk

Thursday — 2.5 miles ≈ 4 km + stairs (2 kilometers warm-up then 6 * 180 steps stairs (running up and walking down) 2 kilometers cool down running +…

The impact matters not only for the world but for your profit.

Businesses are the leaders in the modern world. Cultures created and actions taken have an impact on the surrounding world. It is important to build with social impact in mind all the time. Act to have a positive impact on communities.

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Connected world. Photo by Pixabay.

While discussing the future of business, we should understand the role of Gen X, Millenials, and Gen Z in the global economy. Over the next 30 years, an estimated $30 trillion of wealth will exchange hands from the baby boomers to Generation Xers and millennials. — Forbes August 2018

Gen X, Millenials and Gen Z as workers and consumers

Gen X, Millennial, and Gen Z are working, building, and consuming. Gen X is in the age of highest earnings and consuming power. Millennials and Gen Z are coming fast behind. They account already for over half of the population, so they are winning with the quantity. …

The impact is easy and profitable for your business. You can do it without much extra effort.

I have been an entrepreneur whole of my life while I have also been working for corporations. I grew up in the countryside and since a young kid working on the farm and finding creative ways to generate income. Now for the last two years, I have been part of a Cleantech IoT startup aiming to reduce energy conservation in Asia by optimizing devices with technology.

I write out to relieve stress and inspire thoughts. I spend tons of time thinking about the impact we have on the world due to the area of business I’m in. …

Follow the journey from 10k runner to marathoner.

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I decided to start training for a half marathon a couple of weeks ago and write weekly reports on Medium. See weeks 1 and 2.

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Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

Now I have completed week 3

It’s a whole other ball game to train for a half marathon compared to just casually going 2-3 times a week for a run. I have a goal to train 6 times a week. However, my life is relatively hectic so I have to adjust my weekly plans as I go to cope with the situation.

The most important thing for long runs is to decide your route before you start the trip. When you firmly choose the distance and the route before starting, you get it done. Otherwise, when the running gets hard you find ways to talk yourself into cheating a bit and run a shorter distance. One of the reasons why I was able to complete the half marathon a couple of weeks back was that I didn’t have a choice. It was a forced half marathon. It is similar to any goal you are trying to achieve. If it is ambitious and hard, you have to make a firm decision and figure out the road beforehand and then just go for it. …

Follow the journey from 10k runner to marathoner.

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Photo by Andrea Leopardi on Unsplash

Now it is week 2 of the 5-week half marathon training series. Week 1 was published last Monday.

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Note:

I’m not training for any specific marathon. For me, training and writing about it are stress-relieving therapy. I’ll most likely complete the half marathon distance on my own time. If I find a suitable event during the 5-week training, then I might consider attending.

Week 2 Completed

Something happened at the start of the week as due to getting lost, I ended up running over half marathon distance, 22 kilometers. I was forced to run due to the cold weather after getting lost. I published a story about the adventure. …

Sometimes when life offers you lemons, you just got to run half marathon.

I was casually planning on going for my scheduled marathon training work out. I was supposed to run a bit over 11 kilometers or around 5 miles. I measured the trip on the map before I went for the run. I couldn’t use my phone as the GPS doesn’t work in the cold Finnish weather.

As background information, I started training for a marathon 1 week ago, and my typical length for running is around 10 kilometers. My longest ever running has been 15 kilometers. In Finland, the temperature is at -6 Celsius, which is around 21 Fahrenheit.

After planning, I started running.

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Run to Survive

I had run around 2 kilometers when I turned in the wrong direction. Then it all started. The route I accidentally chose turned out to be a dead-end with two branches. After going to the end of them both, I realized I had turned in the wrong direction. I was aware of my approximate position, but the road was not on the map. I believed the correct route went around 200 meters from where I was, so I ought to find the right direction by running through the forest. …

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Henri Heinonen

Entrepreneur | 1 x Founder | Passionate tech guy from countryside. Internet is value. I like to challenge my mental and physical muscles in various activities.

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