Sunday, 28 August 2011

London 2012 calling

stats of the week: run 37km, cycled 181km, gym 2hrs

It's still 237 days to go until London Marathon 2012 but German travel agency interAir has already sold out its tickets! Obviously this is caused by the hype around the 2012 Olympics. Everybody seems to want to run London in the Olympic year. Alas, the traditional London Marathon will be held as usual and its route is totally different. The only similarity is the finish on the Mall - reason enough to feel like an Olympic runner on April 22.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Considerate disease

stats of the week: run 45km, cycled 180km, gym 1hr

Still suffering from lumbago but the physiotherapist assured that it always is healthy to move ... So I did and was very happy that pain only occured when resting!

The week culminated in a surprising 20km hilly trailrun where I luckily won my age group. I not only felt happy about my unexpected performance but just as well to receive a bottle of sparkling wine - although I prefer the red still option.

Less enjoyable was the repeated experience when a 67-year-old asked me whether I'd share his age group ...

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Modest times

stats of the week: run 22km, cycled 86km, gym 2hrs

After all the successful days of recent weeks it was time to become modest again. I was struck by another lumbago problem - the 2nd this year. No more thoughts about doing a cycling marathon ...

However, there is a way to stand days without sports: red wine and salty crisps.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Long end of cycling season

stats of the week: run 36km, cycled 246km, gym 3.5hrs

Those who know the Sauerland - a hilly freshwater area nearby - would think that "extreme" is not the proper adjective to be connected with this part of the country.

The subtitle sounds sort of bloody-minded but don't be fooled. It's just a bike tour for everybody - a bit longer than usual I have to admit. Actually it would make my longest bike ride ever: 253km! - if I really will make the attempt next Saturday. Start is at 6am, finish closes at 8pm. I like this kind of long days.