Thursday, 20 February 2014

Lost in the heat

stats of the week: run 8km

You can imagine I'm not happy to report that I got ill the day before the marathon. There was no chance even to think about running. The unbelievable heat in Cape Town struck me down.
I think my clever body found a way to convince me not to start. I won't have survived it without major consequences.

At least I recovered so far that I could enjoy the Freshlyground concert in Kirstenbosch. Great venue, great music.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Running to Concert

stats of the week: run 50km, indoor cycling 1h, gym 3h

It was the 3rd consecutive week of 50+ km running. But will 2 long runs of 25 km be enough to prepare for next Sunday's marathon? Will I be able to earn my 3rd South African medal after these two?

Weather forecast promises 33°c for Sunday. However, I don't mind as start is at 5.15 am, so I hope to have finished at 9.30 in the morning. Needed to make plans for the rest of the day! Found the Kirstenbosch summer concert by Freshlyground and immediately booked.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Time lost, mileage missing

stats of the week: run 55km, indoor cycling 1h, gym 3h

I'm dreaming of South African summer already with just one week until leaving German winter.

Expanded the long run to 25K last Sunday without problems but causing big exhaustion. In fact at least one week of proper training is missing to put in a necessary 30+K run. However, I will try this next Sunday. Usually this would come too late to recover in time for the race. As the race comes as training, too, I don't mind.