Monday, 26 December 2016

A gloomy view to next year

stats of the week: run 51 km, gym 2 h
stats of the previous week: run 43 km, gym 3h

Merry Christmas everybody!

A year of backdrops is approaching its end. Not just personal backdrops like my meniscus surgery and caught of parasites. It is a worldwide backdrop that let me feel how people might have felt during the thirties of the last century. I thought I would be too old to experience another great war but now I am not sure. It's guys like Putin, Erdogan, Trump and others in Britain, Netherlands and not least Germany that lead the world to its end.

Best wishes for 2017!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Wee Improvement

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

Small steps of improvement. I performed an average pace of 4:51 min/k at our local christmas race. However, it was still a strong fight. Season is over now but I look forward to running in South Africa's sun in 3 weeks.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Forced to be happy

stats of the week: run 27 km, gym 4 h

The "Nikolauslauf" at our neighbour town Herdecke is quite a big event. About 900 runners start beside the river Ruhr and race a lap around lake Hengstey.

My own summary is ambivalent. I know I have to be happy to be able to run a sub 5 min speed for 10 K again just 3 weeks after a long illness. Otherwise it is hard to accept that long known rivals are much faster. At least it is a step forward. I hope to be a few seconds quicker next Sunday when the local Christmas run takes place.