Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Still tired

stats of the week: run 26 km, cycled 154 km, gym 3 h

Still feeling tired and especially my running performance is dreadfully low. May be running half ill during several weeks takes its toll now.

There is not only a Boxhill in England (part of the London Ride). This is Boxberg in the heart of Germany, east of Cologne.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Heading for next challenge

stats of the week: run 8 km, cycled 236 km, gym 2 h

It's cycling season now and I am surprised that the legs don't hesitate to rotate again. The season on the bike will be short this year because after only two bike races there are more interesting runs waiting. And I am looking forward to these events.

However, next challenge is no less than Mont Ventoux!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

65 and happy

London time: 4:46:53
Boston time: 4:32:48

I'm not certain about how to judge my double marathon week. Of course I'm happy that I was able to finish both runs.

In Boston happened what I planned to avoid absolutely. But due to the cold and wet weather the muscle pain was the worst ever I had after any marathon. Therefore it was very hard work to complete another marathon after only six days. In London I was able to run painfully for the first 30 km but then the muscles had their own finish. I walked nearly all of the remaining 12 km. So I got my medals and should be happy with this result.

The main finding of my races this year is that I am no longer able to run a sub 4 hours marathon. However, in London there were only 437 men of 65 years and older among more than 40,000 runners. I was one of them. That is why I am really happy.