Monday, 25 August 2014

Late Pain

stats of the week: run 48km, gym 2h, hill walking 9h

Just a week of regular exercise, switching to more emphasis on running in preparation for two half marathons on two consecutive Sundays.

However, a hopefully minor foot injury occured. It is over and over surprising that some injuries make themselves felt only many hours later. This time I ran in the morning and first pain occured late in the evening. It persisted until next morning, so my self treatment now is ice and rest.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Memorial weekend

stats of the week: run 37km, cycled 48km, gym 2h, hill walking 9h

Our annual visit to the Zugspitze saw a glorious sunny day with perfect views.
We took the original race route from Ehrwald in Austria to the summit. Uwe's memorial plate is now in top condition just in time before runners will pass by next Saturday and Sunday on the new Zugspitze Running Festival.

On our way along the race route between "Felderjöchl" and "Gatterl".

The following day we took the popular Via Ferrata along the Mittenwalder Höhenweg. It took us 9 hours and we just made it back to the car before darkness.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Cycling Wet Surrey

stats of the week: run 20km, cycled 328km

Sunday's cycle at the Prudential Ride London was a very special experience. Nobody regretted that organisers shortened the route from 100 miles to 84 miles and cut out Leith Hill and Box Hill.

The rain began just in time when I crossed the start line at 07.12am and stopped when I received my medal in front of Buckingham Palace after 4:30:19h.

photo by Ride London: Rainy Surrey

twitter photo by Sedgewick: Flooded Kingston

To get over it I rode the whole distance of 139K without any respite and clocked an average speed of 31km/h. At least it wasn't cold and crossing the floods made a warmish foot bath.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Cycling week

stats of the week: run 10km, cycled 425km, gym 1.5h

On Monday I discovered that there was a countrywide meeting of cyclists taking place nearby. The German terminus is "Bundesradsporttreffen" and the festival offers daily signposted mostly flat routes of up to 110km for the whole of the week. For me it made the perfect opportunity to get more cycling practice and get fit for next Sunday's London Ride 100, a 100 mile cycling event that starts in Olympic London and takes the riders out into the beautiful landscape of Essex. I look forward to taking part for my second time.