Sunday, 12 July 2015

Physical limits in the Alps

stats of the week: run 28km/1,500mad, cycled 26km/950mad
stats of the week before: run 18km, cycled 323km/6,700mad

The alpine bike race Maratona dles Dolomites turned out to become a test of my physical limits. Not only it wasn't one of my best days but the temperature of nearly 40°c added to this. At the fork point after 76km I made the wrong decision and chose the long distance. Feeling that I had a problem I allowed myself more and long stops at the feeding stations and mid route. So I made it to the finish line but only to find myself cared for at the medical tent.

However, the salt infusion put me back on my feet and I was able to get on to some hill runs. Seems necessary to prepare for next Saturday.

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