Thursday, 30 May 2013

Handsome decision

What am I doing here? To laugh is my very last help.

Weather is good, wine is good, eating is good, jogging along the promenade is fine...
Sunday's going to be different ..

(it's not the finisher shirt - it's the applicant's shirt)

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Climax after 30 years

stats of 2 weeks: run 30km, cycled 490km, gym 1h

It took my legs more than a week to recover from the marathon. Anyway the 2nd week was planned as a cycling week on cold and rainy Mallorca hills. After all we were able to do four decent tours counting more than 5000 meters of altitude ascent. Hopefully this will help my thighs to cope with the load of next Sunday's 87 km.

I'm glad it's not 90km as I thought. It will make a big difference once I made it to km 85 ...

My plan is to trot 4 half marathons in 2.5 hrs each. Sounds not too hard, does it?

Last year 659 men of age 60+ entered but only 307 made it to the finish in time.

Next Sunday is going to be nothing less than the climax of my 30 years of running.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Mind Marathon

stats of the week: run 66km, cycled 160km, gym 2h
Ruhr Marathon result: 3:55:44

You could rate this as a failure and you'd probably be right. Today's marathon was intended to become a build-up run to put miles into the box for the Comrades challenge.

The marathon ended up as another race and the burden I feel now is even higher than last time. There is no part all along my legs that doesn't hurt.

The pace seemed to be easy and once I noticed that I was too fast I wasn't able to slowdown. However, I could keep the speed until to the end but it was a matter of mind.

Relaxed attitude after 20K

See the difference after 36K

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Back to proper training

stats of the week: run 50km, cycled 190km, gym 3h

For the first time in 15 years I missed the London Marathon Ballot! It was closed at noon on Monday after it was opened at midnight. Organizers didn't tell how many applicants had been accepted. Last year there were 170,000.

Overseas runners should make their agency reservation well before September 2013! No doubt who is best for Germany:  :-)

As the headline shows it was a proper training week for me. Next Sunday will be a decisive day concerning my Comrades participation. If I'm able run the Vivawest Marathon free of pain and injury I'll give it a go.