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Member Since:

Oct 29, 2007



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Started running in 2004.


10k 37:44 Sülzbach May 08

Half 1:24:22 Bottwartal  Oct 06

Marathon: 3:06:18 Antalya Mar 08

Short-Term Running Goals:

Train consistently.  

Sub 37:30 10k

Finally break that longstanding 1/2M time

Run a sub 3:00 marathon.

Have a crack at a 5k, an uphill only race, a 50k.

Long-Term Running Goals:

2:55 marathon

37:00 10k

1:22 1/2 marathon

Place 1st in my age category.


I'm a Brit living in a small town in the south west of Germany, on the edge of a nature park, the Schwäbisch-Fränkischer Wald. The landscape is very hilly with vineyards & orchards on the lower slopes merging into forest above. 42 years young, married since 1997 to my lovely wife.

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A.M. No pain when I got up so I went out for a run on the cycle path.  2k warm then 4 x 2k at M.P. with 1,6 easy inbetween. Played gauge the pace game, my aim for the 2k's was 8:24-8:30 and without looking at the garmin I hit 8:21, 8:13, 8:15, 8:20. Not so far out. Finished with 4k cooldown which was when my left hamstring started hurting. Afterwards the muscle is sore and painful again :-( Total 18,8 in 1:26:50, av pace 4:37/k, 7:26/mi.

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A.M. I had pain in my left hamstring again and my leg muscles felt sore so I decided to bin the run I'd planned for today. Instead we drove out and went hill walking for 3 hrs. Beautiful day, warm and sunny as summer has a last fling at the moment. It is frustrating at the moment but for some reason I feel I am not recovering, hard not to run today but I know it is the right decision. The hill walking compensates as I feel I cannot just do nothing, with autumn race season round the corner this is not the best of times for my body to start playing up. Ordered a book "Vegetarian Sports Nutrition", I think my diet is pretty good but I want to check if there is any holes that need plugging.

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