Friday, 30 September 2016

High level success

stats of the week: run 7km, hill walking 3 high peaks
stats of the week before: run 5km, high level walking approx 8h
stats of the 2nd week before: run 17km, cycled 168km, gym 2h

Two weeks offline - not completely but without computer - on my journey to Bolivia. A very strenous travel, hard core road trips, high level living, all the time more than 3,600 m above sea level, good beer, limited food. I lost another 3kg of weight to my optimum of 30 years.

Twice I managed a high level jog, a special experience. It is like starting at 30km of a marathon.

Final success was my 4th 6,000m peak: Acotango, Bolivia, 6,052m. Still hope, this can be topped sometimes.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Local Highlight

stats of the week: run 29km, cycled 91km, gym 3h

Excited about my surprisingly good performance at the mountain marathon in the Karwendel I decided to run the local half marathon in my home town Bochum. This is one of my most beloved races as along the route I pass the place of my child hood no less than 7 times within the 4 laps.

As you might imagine I didn't want to show any weakness at a local race. So I set my target at 1:45 h knowing that this could be a too high line just one week after the hilly ultra marathon. So things developed. For 14km everything went fine. But then almost from one step to the other my energy was gone. The final lap of 6km was pure torture. I lost two minutes and finished after 1:46:27. But I am still happy that I was able to do two highlights within one week.

In good mood before the start.

Feeling capable after the first lap.

The finish look.

Able to smile again.