Monday, 24 December 2018

New schedule has two options

stats of the week: run 39 km, gym 3.5 h
stats of the previous week: run 33 km, gym 2 h
stats of the week before: run 32 km, gym 2 h

I am back to decent training, including two 10K races that were somewhat disappointing. Having clocked around  51:25 min both times, I have to face that I am not able to run a sub 50min 10K any more and I doubt that I will be able to come back next year. However, I will try. I set up a training program for the first quarter 2019 ending with London Marathon in April.

I consulted Joe Friel's book "Fast after 50" once again. May be at bit late at 65 now. The main difference with my new schedule is that I get back to intervals. Two options come with intervals: get injured or get faster.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Great experience, more disappointment

Stats of the week: no sports
Stats of the previous week: some high level trekking
Stats of the week before: run 15 km, gym 1 h

Nepal was more disappointment than fun. I became ill only at the 4th day of scheduled 14 days of trekking. We were forced to turn back and after 7 days we were back at Lukla for an advanced flight back to Kathmandu followed by an advanced flight home. To add more discomfort I catched a severe cold during the homeward journey and still have to wait for a come back to running.