Showing posts from May, 2004

Once upon a time

Event Stats:
NameRegensburg Marathon
LocationRegensburg, Germany
Finish Time 04:28:43

The story begins 12 and a half weeks earlier. I am in the kitchen with @Fuzzel, the fourth bottle of wine is nearly empty. My current hypothesis: the physical limitations of the body are greatly overrated, mostly it is the head that leads you to quit. [I have much later found out that there is a corresponding theory about a central governor by South African Professor Tim Noakes. Maybe we drink the same wine]. Anyhow, to support my claim, I proclaimed that I would, on about two packs of Lucky Strikes a day, run a marathon.

The next morning I did two things:

a) I ordered a book about running from Amazon ("Runner's World. Das Laufbuch: Training, Technik, Ausrüstung"). Das war damals ungefähr das Beste, was es gab.

b) Having read that the training plans in said book are for twelve weeks, I looked what marathons were available twelve weeks from then. That was Regens…