Monday, 23 September 2013

Lungs and legs recovered

stats of the week: run 37km, cycled 42km, gym 4h

To get back to faster moving and to test lungs and legs I spontaneously joined a local 10k race. The new course turned out to be a very hilly route with a steep road which had to be climbed five times. Not too much for alpine proved muscles!

Although I didn't do any speed training all summer I was able to run faster than at my last short race, a flat 5K 2 months ago. 45:45 min was better than expected. The conclusion for me is that I should stick to regular hill training as it seems to make me stronger.

photo: top of the hill. (copyright Heinz Schier HSR Fotografie)

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Legs fit, mind empty

stats of the fortnight: Transalpine Run, 261km, 15,800 alt.m, 48:03 hrs
cycled 155km

German speaking readers might have followed the daily blog and noticed that we indeed finished the transalp race. A unique 8-day-experience that has proved that one can do more than one thought.

The following week was far less than relaxing with some hill walking and cycling up Jaufenpass, Timmelsjoch (Passo Rombo) and the Sella Ronda Bike Day. But this kind of activity can't cover that my motivation to do any more competitions in oncoming weeks is lower than low. My legs are still okay but my mind is exhausted.