Saturday, 31 October 2015

Via Dublin to New York

stats of the week: run 64km, gym 3h

Dublin marathon is indeed the friendliest marathon at least around Europe. We enjoyed the weekend, and I was able to do just one longish run of 26km to get prepared for New York. I am happy I got a number but I am not really happy with my mileage last months. I am confident to finish but I expect some pain during the final 10km.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Relaxed Senselessness

stats of the week: run 43km, cycled 330km

End of season cycling seems to be widely senseless. But it is our main holiday occupation so we could not resist. And I still hope that the daily short evening  runs of max 9km have some kind of effect on my performance. However, it was a relaxed and sunny week on Lanzarote that we totally enoyed.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Sun, Cycle, Run

stats of the week: run 57km, cycled 52km, gym 3h

While early winter has arrived at home we flew to Lanzarote to catch some final sun of the year. Well - cycling season is over but you can't spend all the day running. Plans are to do some easy cycling with more serious running added in the evening.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Improving late in year

stats of the week: run 54km, cycled 85km, gym 2h

After just two weeks of decent training there was another local race taking place. The holidays cancelled I used the opportunity to test my performance. It was surprisingly good! My half marathon finish of 1:41:33 was the best since 2 years and let me cross the line 3rd in my age group out of 35. Alas, my local rival won... I will have to do more training until the showdown at Christmas Race.

The finish was well worth seeing, indeed my eyes were nearly closed.
Note my bad running style. The right arm blocks my foreward moving.