Sunday, 23 November 2014

A race stays a race

stats of the week: run 53km, cycled 31km, gym 3h

It doesn't really look like at the finish of a training race. Well, it was intended to be a training run but a race still is a race. Clocking 1:49:06 for a flat half marathon was neither slow nor fast but still a pace that forces me to recover. However, there was 75-year-old who finished 1:30:06!

Reason for me to do the distance was to prepare for shorter races in December. So 10Km won't appear that long.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

The year's first review

stats of the week: run 42km, gym 3h

The graph shows my monthly mileage so far this year. It is 9 years ago that my yearly mileage exceeded 2,000km for the last time. As it looks by now I'll just reach 1,900km once again while the red colour indicates a fairly large share of races done.

On the other hand my cycling mileage adds up to 4,300km what is my second highest ever.

Last task of the year is to recover from the marathon and get rather fit for the final two or three short local races where I should appear in a reasonably good shape.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Windy city

stats of the week: run 15km
stats of the week before: run 61km

New York City was a windy city on marathon day. On Verrazano Bridge I hold my bib number to keep it safe and not to lose it to the blastery wind. However, later on route I found the conditions quite okay and enjoyed the race and the crowds for most of the distance.

It was only 3K to the finish when I suffered cramps in both thighs that cost me around 3 minutes. Luckily I was still able to finish sub 4 hours what was my target for the day: 3:57:53. Maybe it was my last sub-4-marathon. It gets closer from year to year.