#RoadToHell42 – Final countdown


In August I finally enrolled for my 1st marathon. I knew that it’ll be tough and that I, who is more into doing than practicing, have to train a lot. I had ups and I had some downs and actually I’m a bit f*cked up. #RoadToHell42 – Final countdown

During the last weeks I haven’t been able to do as much runs as I think that I needed. Instead of doing nothing I at least put more focus on strength wherefore I did more freeletics session. Last week I’ve been on vacation, cleared my mind and tried to ask my body in different sports like surfing or climbing. My main goal has been to be sporty and to be something like an allrounder.

Did I already mention that making it count sometimes sucks?

Day Run Freeletics Biking Others
Monday 14th
Tuesday 15th 12,02 km 25 Pushups
Wednesday 16th 25 Burpess
50 Situps
50 Climbers
Nemesis – Standard
4 x 25 Pushups
Thursday 17th 3/5 Prometheus – Endurance
2/4 Thantos – Standard
Friday 18th 3 x 10 Burpees
Saturday 19th 7,46 km
Sunday 20th 22,6 km
Monday 21st Venus – Standard
10 Burpees
25 Pushups
Tuesday 22nd 9,48 km
12,19 km
Metis – Endurance
Prometheus – Standard
Wednesday 23rd 2 x 10 Squats
2 x 10 Lunges
2 x 25 Jumping Jacks
25 High Knees
2/4 Hermes – Standard
Morpheus – Standard
Metis – Endurance
Thursday 24th Surfing
Friday 25th 3/5 Aphrodite – Endurance
3 x 200m Sprint
2 x 25 Jumping Jacks
2 x 10 Pushups
2 x 10 Lunges
Saturday 26th 40,00 km
Sunday 27th Climbing
Monday 28th Metis – Endurance
Morpheus – Standard
Tuesday 29th Venus – Standard
2 x 10 Lunges
2 x 25 Jumping Jacks
Wednesday 30th 26,15 km 25 Jumping Jacks

Within the last ten days before a marathon you have to calm down and only do some short runs. The so called tapering is very important to get the most of you during the actual event. As usual I’ve been a little bit out of time wherefore I did my last long run on tuesday. Surprise, surprise it’s been one of the toughest ones since a while. During my way back I even thought about taking the tube and this run has only been a 26km long one. And by an average time of 5.02 minutes per kilometre it even hasn’t been a fast one. Although the dude on my left shoulder says that this is due to Portuguese wine and laziness the dude on my right shoulder makes jokes of me 24/7.

42. Don’t panic

So you’re asking me what I’ll do now? Nothing. Douglas Adams once wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s one of my most favourite books and it puts focus on two important things: 1st. Don’t Panic! 2nd. The answer is 42. And he is totally right with that. If I panic it’ll change nothing so why should I? And the answer is 42 or more precisely 42,195 km. I can’t change anything I can just run that stupid marathon and have a look if it works out fine. Hopefully it’ll do so otherwise I’ll just eat during the 42,195km everything until I get my 90,-€ entry free back.

Hi, ich bin Florian. Meinen Kaffee und meine Kleidung mag ich eher Schwarz. Ich schaue gerne in die Ferne, laufe ihr dabei auch mal ein Stück entgegen. Mehr von mir findet ihr auf Instagram.

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