Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hills and Valleys

The Neckar valley and the Odenwald hills around the Heidelberg area provide, as I’ve mentioned before, some great variety for training, with a plethora of gorgeous hilly or flat routes there for the taking. This week I’ve had a good … Continue reading

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The Malakoff Race (Guest Post from BT in Penang)

Thanks to AF for having me on the blog, from my current home in Penang, Malaysia. As my (significantly more athletic) brother-in-law mentioned in earlier posts, I was present at the Double-Yolk Miracle of 2011 in Heidelberg, and decided to … Continue reading

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Sandhofen 10K

Today was my first race of the season, the Sandhofen 10km road race (also, incidentally, the first official road race I have ever run in my life). Sandhofen is a small town just to the north of Mannheim. Today was … Continue reading

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Post-Run Reading

One of the (many) joys of coming home these days is the reaction I get from NP upon walking through the door. It is seldom in your adult life that the reaction of  your friends and colleagues (or even significant … Continue reading

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Higher Volume Week

This afternoon’s training session marked the end of the highest volume week in my initial base training programme. Next week I’ll be transitioning to a new phase of training, about which I’ll write more in an upcoming post. The longer … Continue reading

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A Winding Forest Road

Today I was back out on my bike for a longer ride (2 hours and 35 minutes). Yesterday it was rainy, windy, and cold, but this was more than made up for by the weather we had today: cool in … Continue reading

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Lane Etiquette

Today I was back in the pool for a longer swim (70 minutes, 3.7km), which was a pleasure. I had a productive morning at work, ate an early lunch, and then headed to the pool a couple of hours later. … Continue reading

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