May 10, 2009

Deep in the heart of nowhere

Event Stats:
Name Bödefelder Hollenlauf
Date 05/09/2009
Location Bödefeld
Event Marathon
Finish Time 06:26:28
Not much to say about this one,the marathon is more of an attachment to the 100k that is the main attraction here. Its a trail run,some ups and downs,but very doable after all. I don’t feel to well (maybe Oettinger Weizen @Dr.B.s birthday last night has something to do with it) and take it very slow. At the end I meet a nice guy with whom I walk the last 5k or so,otherwise I would probably finished in under 6h, but it doesn’t matter anyhow. Planned on running the Mannheim marathon in the evening, instead I call it a day and have birthday dinner with my mom.

May 4, 2009

Double

Event Stats:
Name Metro Group Marathon Düsseldorf
Date 05/03/2009
Location Düsseldorf,Germany
Event Marathon
Finish Time 04:23:22
2 Days after my Paris endeavor,I don’t have any great expectations for this one. I attach myself to the 4:30 pace group and plan to stick with them until I drop. However,the run goes great,it’s rather cool,I find my rhythm,and even manage to put in a very decent time for the last 5k. Stefan is happy :-)

May 2, 2009

Fracking Frogs

Event Stats:
Name Marathon De Senart
Date 05/01/2009
Location Tigery to Combs La Ville,France
Event Marathon
Finish Time 04:40:43
French regulations require me to have have a (French,are there any others?) medical doctor to attest my fitness to participate in a marathon,which I am told on race morning. Loud aggressive shouting and threats of physical violence towards the race organizers gets me an exception to the rule.
Some advise to CarreFour,the main sponsor:Only because a drink has about 25kcal/100ml doesn’t make it a sports drink,you stupid fracks. Your stuff had exact 0 salts. Did anyone wonder why there were so many people cramping?
The race itself is great,about 20 miles outside of Paris,through fields and small village,lots of friendly folks.