Sunday, 15 May 2016

Mourning the knee

stats of the week: run 41km, cycled 38km, gym 3h

More than 5 months gone since my knee was cut by the doc - and if you ask me now I would say it was the wrong decision. I should have tried without surgery. Of course I cannot turn it back now.

I am still taping the joint for every run. I take collagen tablets, aminoglucose, and eat chili, kurkuma and ginger daily. I do weight training regularly.

The knee still tends to swell after strain. However, at least it is free of pain as long as I am running. A pity is that one has stop sometime.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Gran Week and Fondo

stats of the week: run 10km, cycled 421km

Preparation in the Piedmont week up to the Gran Fondo Desenzano del Garda was successful. Well, I did not lose weight. But Italian cuisine and red wine proved to spend the energy needed.

The German-Dutch express train at the final stretch to finish alongside Lake Garda. The Gran Fondo with nearly 3,000 riders is a nice event with good roads in beautiful countryside.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Italian Recovery

stats of the week: run 8 km, cycled 36 km, gym 2h

The Piedmont is a perfect area to recover from the London Marathon. The food is excellent and healthy.

 The wine is among the world's best.

And cycling is pure enjoyment.

Don't forget: The London Marathon 2017 ballot has started today and will close on Friday.