Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Hope dwindling

stats of the week: run 9 km, cycled 394 km, hiked 4 h
stats of the week before: run 28 km, cycled 145 km, hiked 5 h, gym 2 h

Did the Oetztaler Bike Marathon within 3 days and still can't imagine to complete it in just one day. It is no problem to ride up the infamous Timmelsjoch in its own, but to get up there after you have already done 3 passes and sit on your bike for 7 hours, it's a challenge too big for me. I don't think I will be able to do it. My target is to get as far as 2 years before when I climbed the final pass for 12 km (of 29 km) where I called it a day.

Even in 3 days my total time of cycling was 13 hours and 6 minutes. The time limit of the one day race is 13 hours 50 minutes.

Half way up the Jaufen pass

Nearly at the top of Jaufen

The final stage of Timmelsjoch

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Alpine training

stats of the week: run 9 km, cycled 342 km, gym 2 h

A weekend full of riding summed up to a proper volume of cycled distance. I hope to complete my bike training by some alpine passes during the summer holiday. But being in the Alps also needs some time to do some ferrata climbing and hill walking.

One of the four options to climb Germany's highest mountain - the Zugspitze - is the easy ferrata via the Wiener Neust├Ądter Hut. It's the shortest way but still involves an ascent of 1,700 m of altitude difference. Luckily one can take the cable car to get down again - so we did.