Monday, 25 February 2013

A first Quarter

stats of the week: run 54km, indoor cycling 1h, gym 4h

I just noticed that I didn't set up any training plan for London. Staying to weeks above 50km and two or three long runs of 30km should do it. A significantly higher mileage would risk problems with my old joints.

Did a 24km jog yesterday and can't imagine to run a distance four times as long. Just knowing that 20,000 people can do it every year keeps me calm.

Last Sunday's finish at Bertlich Half Marathon: There is still a sign of pleasure.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Good week, good race

stats of the week: run 51km, indoor cycling 1.5h, gym 3h

A good week of basic training ended by taking part in a local half marathon. I got into the race by cautious speed, conditions were perfect, so I was happy to realise a faster second half of the distance and finished after 1:43 h. That placed me 2nd in my new age group - once again I have to wait for my first runner's cup in Bertlich. Ironically I would have won if I still had been in my last year's age group.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Cautiously building up

stats of the week: run 52km, indoor cycling 1h, gym 3h

Hopefully back to regular running now - not yet trusting the silence. I'll know better next Sunday after a cautious half marathon race that'll be my longest run since October - and a first build up for more to come. It's only 9 weeks to go to London - thereof 2 weeks will be let for a non-running cycling holiday.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Painful success

stats of the week: run 40km, indoor cycling 2h, gym 2h

Thanks to repeated painful visits to the physiotherapist who enjoyed to torture my muscle fascias I came back to regular running this week.

Target now is to build up longer distances and get ready for London that indeed this time is just a milestone to the main challenge later here.