Monday 22 May 2017

25km and a few things out of my trailer's bucket list

Yeeeeehaaaah !

I DID IT! It took me 8 months to reach the level I had and run the distance I covered at Berlin's marathon last September (24 km). I even broke my record of the longest distance I achieved since I injured my foot and I had the pleasure to upgrade my counter to 25km. Belissimo :)

Wonderful sunny run yesterday, with new things out of my bucket list to become a true trail runner:

  Attach t-shirt on backpack to dry and run topless. What an amazing feeling, although not everyone seems to enjoy the view of a sweaty smelly shirtless runner!
  Share crackers with ducks and chicks. Well, I do like salt on my eggs.
  Ask complete strangers gardening to fill-up hydratation pack. People are always so nice to runners, even if they look at you like if you were completely nuts, when it's 30°C and you say you still got 10 km to go.
  Poop in the wild. I heard this one's a big step you have to go through for a full trail running's experience! I guess you can't avoid it forever, especially when you are 3 or 4h on the way. Still, it feels like the whole planet is looking at you and I even checked YouTube this morning, in fear to be in the trending news!
Anyway, all that on a 25km run! Looks like you don't need an ultra to live great adventures!

Monday 8 May 2017

Spring running


Spring has come and the first sunny days are finally here. Who said Berlin had a terrible weather? I've seen the sun shining at least twice in the past month, so please...

This is my favourite time of the year, as I know I have at least 6 months of sunny training ahead of me. Catching up with my it, I managed until now to run twice at lunch break during the week and push the long runs up to 22km on weekends. I'm really impressed my body is recovering so quickly the fitness I had 4 years ago. I'm still running slow, pace around 6'30 and I keep an eye on my foot.

Wonderful runs lately, I'm rediscovering my favourite paths and exploring new ones. Spring is a promise and I intend to get ready for a summer marathon as soon as I finish my training plan!

Here a few pictures of the nicest areas :)