Friday, 28 September 2007


training stats
Fr 28/09: rest
Th 27/09: easy jog, 10K, 1:04hrs
We 26/09: rest

Realising the newly set up schedule starts with a setback. I was happy to finish the urgently needed long run on Tuesday. But my muscles were not ready for it. The result is that my left thigh is hurting so badly that I had to cancel today's workout what sets me back significantly within the first week of the just picked up new schedule.

I hope to meet my plans on Sunday again. I am looking forward to running in the sun of South Tyrolia where we are heading for to have a week of holidays tomorrow. As ususal I have selected a B&B offering broadband access, so please come back at beginning of next week.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Countdown Schedule

To confront myself with the thruth I have setup a plan to fit in the final workouts during the remaining weeks to the NYC marathon on Nov 4. It sums up to an average mileage of 61K per week for the last 6 weeks.

NYC schedule (excel file)

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

State of training affairs

training stats
Tu 25/09: long run, 31K, 3:00hrs
Mo 24/09: gym 2hrs
previous week: run 22K
week before: run 34K

Our charity run is made history now. It was a big success with glorious weather and record entrants of active runners and passive donators - 688 persons!

The other side of the coin was that I had not enough time to train properly. Noting that there are only 5 weeks left until NYC marathon day I have to admit that I will not be able to get fit in time to finish inside 3:40 hrs.

As you might guess I will try to do it anyway. My schedule is to do at least 3 long runs thereof the first one I completed today. At least a good start. What let me stay optimistic is: After 28K I met a group of fast local runners and joined them for the final 2K. They pushed me to a speed of 7:10 min/mile (4:28 min/K). A good pace at the end of a long run!

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Too busy

Sorry, folks, currently I am too busy to post. So much work to do with all the preparations for our charity run on Sunday: .

I reckon I will come back to you mid of next week. Please visit again.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

A Different Week

training stats
week's total: run 26K
Su 09/09: hilly run, 16K, 1:27 hrs
Mo 03/09: eays jog, 10K, 1:12 hrs

The week turned out to be rather different than it was planned to be. Schedule was to travel to France on Wednesday and to run the famous Medoc Marathon on Saturday.

My body had different plans and held me back to my local bed to cure a sudden flu. To be honest I was not disappointed too much as I was horrified by the 15-hour-bus-trip from Frankfurt to Medoc. If I ever try to do it again I will opt to travel by plane.

I was very happy to be back to running today. I suspiciously watched my heart rate monitor but everything was okay and I was able to complete a decent workout. I clocked an average heart rate of 116 b/min what might look rather low for you but my maximum HR is 158, so this is a level of 73% what is an ordinary rate for an everyday's workout.

Sorry that you have to do without any photos showing me running Medoc costumed.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Busy Week

training stats
week's total: run 67K, gym 1 session

Su 02/09: slow run, 16K, 1:36 hrs
Sa 01/09: short onion relay race, 600 meters
Fr 31/08: fast run, 17K, 1:23 hrs
Th 30/08: rest
We 29/08: gym 2 hrs
Tu 28/08: long run, 24K, 2:15 hrs
Mo 27/08: easy jog, 10K, 1:06 hrs

This week saw my second highest mileage this year! It didn't plan this amount of training as I don't have an ordinary training plan these days. My target is to get fit for a decent marathon in New York City and to put in 3 or 4 long runs until then to build up my performance.

On Tuesday a long run with J and U came across and then on Friday I developed a spontaneous speedy run to compensate for my bad mood and frustrating thoughts.

You are invited to see my commented (in German) little photo gallery of the local onion relay race. By the way my team finished last but our ladies won their weight group!