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three hours and more miles
while climbing stairs, ships pass
feet touch desert sand

From Hamburg into the desert

112 Days to go till the 29th Edition Marathon des Sables – 04 to 14 April 2014. That’s less then a 100 training sessions. If I would count an avarage of 12.5 km for each training session thats about 1250 km, so training is not over yet. I feel that I am on track with my training, long runs are getting more and more easy and recovery takes less time. Running with a 6 kilos backpack is do able, and I will gradually start adding more weight over the coming weeks.
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Now its time to start concentrating on getting my equipment organised. I still have to get some items, like a lighter poles, cooking gear etc. And its time to think about the food I am going to take with me. The great blog from Genis Pieterse is a great source for inspiration, his scientific approach to Kit and Nutrition is a great help. Next to the stuff I need to buy I also need to get my gaiters fixed to my shoes. My shoes of choice for the MDS will be the Inov-8 Roclite 312. So lot to do and lot to prepare. But I am loving every stage of it. And then in 112 day’s I will be on my way; From Hamburg into the desert.

While you’r here, please take some time to visit: www.betterplace.org where I created a fundraising page for the Childern-hospice Sternenbrücke. Thanks

Fundraising

While you’r here, please take some time to visit: www.betterplace.org where I created a fundraising page for the Childern-hospice Sternenbrücke. Sternenbrücke children`s hospice is a facility for children and teenagers with terminal or degenerative illness – a hospice for young patients for whom there is no cure and who have a limited period left to live. Sternenbrücke needs our help, and they would really appreciate a donation. I will, after the Marathon des Sables, donate one Euro for every km that I ran. Thanks for your help.

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Fundraising: www.betterplace.org – Sternenbrücke: www.sternenbruecke.de

The 41. RWW Herbstwaldlauf

bottropNot my best day, but I finished the 50km in around 5.43. I had stomach issues and wanted to bail out at km 25, but after a few pitstop’s things calmed down. Unfortunately tissues were all used so a Buff and a Hat were lost in action… The weather was great, it had rained a few hours before, so the track was pretty muddy. But that did not spoil the fun. The 41. RWW Herbstwaldlauf was again very good organised, great support, friendly volunteers and a nice track. The track has some slow slopes, and is mostly in the forest. All in all a great day in Bottrop at the Herbstwaldlauf.