Monday, 29 June 2015

From 50m to the Alps

stats of the week: run 29km, cycled 300km, gym 1h

It was sort of a peak week on the way preparing for the two mountainous events waiting. Running mileage might look somewhat limited but there were two hilly sessions included like this one:

Living in a rather flat area you just have to go up and down often enough to get fit for the Alps. Luckily I have an altitude difference of 50 meters right in front of my doorstep.

Monday, 22 June 2015

From illness to 50K

stats of the week: run 32km, cycled 226km, gym 2h
stats of the week before: run 8km, cycled 63km

Like many people around me I got a bad summer cold and lost all my performance during more than a week of illness and 5 days without any sports. Then I tried to get back by daily exercise and spontaneously topped this streak  by a flat 15K race. I managed a pace of 4:50min/K what I found satisfying. However there are only 2 weeks to go until the alpine bike race Maratona dles Dolomites and another 2 weeks until the 50K Eiger Trail Run. I'll do my very best as you might guess.

Unusual kind of medal: the 15K trophy

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Tough and careless

stats of the week: run 59km, cycled 215km, gym 2h

It was a fairly tough sports week and I'm concerned that it was too much as I couldn't stop to do a hilly 30k-race while having a mild cold that is getting worse now. Probably it would have been more sensible not to start. Now I feel I have to set back for a couple of rest days.

It was quite a new feeling to run at the very end of the pack. There were only 2 men and 2 women behind me. Alas, I finished within top twenty. There were just 24 finishers after only 30 had started. Maybe the route profile was too daunting.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Royal Race

stats of the week: run 23km, gym 2h

There was no time for cycling this week as I went to Stockholm to watch one of my most loved marathons in a beautiful city. Unfortunately the rain started together with the race and did not stop before the last runner finished.
At least the presence of King Carl Gustaf made up for the weather.

The waving person is Pranab Mukherjee, President of India.