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.

Tuna, candied and dried - An Alinea recipe

This one is meant as an amuse-gueule, in Alineas winter menu being served directly after the famous  hot potato/cold potato dish. ...