Luzern Marathon 2010

Luzern Marathon 2010

This year was the first time I were able to run the whole distance of the marathon. The last two years I always had to walk for a few hundred meters because I was so exhausted that it just was not possible to run any more. Of course, I restarted running after a while, but in my opinion, you have not really finished, if you have to walk. Even if its just a short distance.

My time this year was 4 hours and 7 minutes. Once more I were not able to do it in less than 4 hours. Maybe next year.

The reason for the better time is clear: first I had more long distance runs in my legs, I did about 4 times 30 kilometers and the best time for this distance was about 2 hours and 40 minutes. Second I have this year in general a better condition because I did a lot of kilometers on my street bike. Third, I did less training overall. This year, I stopped going to the fitness studio twice a week and did the last couple of months sport only at the weekend. Fourth, I made a break of about 4 weeks before the marathon, to have enough time to regenerate (though this was not planned). And then, I cared more about drinking and eating during the marathon itself. And finally, I started slower. I really forced myself to go slow the first 20 kilometers.

As always, it was a lot of fun. Doing a marathon is my new passion. In 3 weeks, there would be another one in Frauenfeld. I will try to start there too.

Cyprus 2010

Cyprus 2010

Same as last year, we made our autumn holidays in Aiya Napa, a village in Cyprus. We were in the same hotel as last year. Hotel “Sun garden” is on the outer border of the village, not on the beach, but a few meters on the rock.

This is good, because the children are not able to go to the sea alone, and the view you have is extraordinary. In the morning, sitting outside and having breakfeast, you can enjoy the wonderful view to the sea.

What I really like in this hotel is the location, the food and the animation. All three things are wonderful. My day started normally with an hour on the beach volleyball field and it ended with the animation for kids in the amphi theater. Wonderful! We will come back next year.