Monday, 28 January 2013

Just Forward - not yet straight

stats of the week: run 15km, indoor cycling 2h, gym 4h
stats of the week before: run 18km, indoor cycling 1h, gym 2h

It's still a toilsome start into the running year. Well - I booked my first age group victory due to the absence of cempetitors. But only by putting up with a prolonged muscle problem.  At least I won a sixpack of beer! Now I can cool my sore thigh with the cans.

I still hope to get fit for the year's big challenges. Everything is booked - no way back.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Not many Sixties remained

stats of the week: 36km, gym 2h

This photo document proves that I started yesterday's race as the third last runner of the pack. I wanted to make sure that the day remains a training day. Anyway it ended up as quite a fast session as I averaged a 4:47 min/K pace on a hilly 9.2K course. Finishing my first M60 race I got second of my new age group. I have to admit it was a small field with just 6 oldies like me.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Proud old and sweet new year

stats of 2012: run 1,692km / cycled 3,956km /gym 62 visits

The New Year's Eve run is already history but I'm still proud of my result. Unexpectedly I was able to average a 4:31min/K pace and finished 1:07:39 h what is once more one minute faster than in 1985, a mere 27 years ago when I did the very same race for the first time. Even more, I missed my age graded 15K personal best by just 5 seconds! Counting this I regret again that I mistook the first archway with the finish line and lost a few seconds by stopping too early.

It looks being time to recover but this sweet meal is deserved by cycling 470K on the enchanting island of Lanzarote - a week long first sort of training camp in 2013. Now back in rainy Germany I plan to concentrate on running again.