Monday, 28 November 2016

Pacemaker's Cup

stats of the week: run 51km, gym 3h

Looks like a decent week, but it was still low key.

On Sunday it was my 37th appearance at Herten-Bertlich. The race had a big jubilee, it was the 100th edition. I was happy with my formerly poor time of 24:14 on the 5K distance and also happy about my 11th runner-up position.

It was great fun that C got the famous Bertlich winner's cup on her first finish there! If I ever win the ongoing joke will be over.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Building up cautiously

stats of the week: run 22km, gym 3h

Slowly building up the load on the way back to normal. I reckon it will take around 4 or 6 weeks more to get closer to my former level. Keep fingers crossed that things are going well. I entered another familiar race: the Bay to Bay run from Clifton to Hout Bay and back that takes place on Jan 8. In 2014 I did the 15K, now I hope to complete the full distance of 30K.

Bay to Bay run

Monday, 14 November 2016

Signs of recovering

stats of the week: run 5 km, gym 3 h

Finally it seems that better days are approaching. It took 6 weeks to identify the Bolivian parasites that struck me down heavily. Now I got the proper medicin to get over it. Nothing serious the doc said. However, I wasn't able to walk up the staircase to our apartment without getting out of breath.

I still doubt that I even can reach the performance level I had until last year but I would modestly be happy to jog again. The first excitement about signs of recovering let me enter the Kilimanjaro Marathon that takes place end of February. 15 weeks to go.