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Another day in Paradise

My personal blog about my life and especially my way back to compete in an Ironman Race

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Here I am again with a short post... still alive although it has been a while since my last sign of live over here. We organized the Dunas Half Marathon last week in Corralejo that's why it was a bit busy! To continue posting at least my training on the way to IM Lanzarote 16... I "collected" 5 bike rides over the past 14 days (1h 3x on the mountain bike, 1:40hrs on the race bike 2x, and 6 runs (5,7,10, 21 and 24 km) all at base pace plus 3x swim (2x 1500m, 1x1000m) ... not much but things get better from Monday regardin time slots for workouts! This weekend I will visit my parents on Teneriffe who are there for a holiday, but then no further excuses to get ready seriously for next year's race. 

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ho, ho, holidays

phew, almost 2 weeks since my last post! My kids were over for a good week during their autumn holidays and we had a lot of fun. The older one loves surfing which is one of the big sports here on Fuerteventura and the younger one tried to pr every day in the olympic pool - he is signed up for the Junior Challenge Race at Roth next year and super motivated Laughing.  Thus - I swam every day, not much but on average 1500m over the past 12 days. Got 3 rides of an hour in and 4 runs, 2x7 and 2x9km. And some tough soccer sessions with the kids !! At the Papagayo things are developing further - we'll sson get a new gym and we'll ramp up the sports animation program!

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Where am I?

finally, back on Fuerteventura and moving! A very nice 5 weeks of holiday in Germany with my kids behind me, and the Ironman Lanzarote adventure in front: I have to get moving, finally! Back here thursday night, Friday then I started to train a little after the past about 3 weeks only having run a few times about 3.5km with my younter son, whom I presented running shoes back in Roth, he is sooooo motivated right now by watching the Challenge Race, that he wants to sign up for next year's Junior Challenge.. we also went for a couple of 20-50km rides at an easy pace, yet for a 10-year old it was not bad at all I must say. 
My older one can keep up easily, but is much more into computers... his wish was to program a Monopoly - like game during the holidays, so we did that together : ) 
Anyway the past 3 days I rode 3x mountainbike, 1h, 1:40h and 2:20hrs respectively at easy pace to get rolling again and ran 8 and 10km sloooowly. And: I swam 2 1000m .. !!! Today it was dark already when I was back from the ride so I will do another swim tomorrow!
OK back to some computer work now!

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Tour de Walheim

..today's race bike tour with my kids, measured on gpsies.com ... my 10-year old got definitely motivated by last week's Challenge race in Roth we visited... 33km with a lot of fun surges!

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holidays

....phew - holiday-time and I caught a bad cold recently. Anyway, enjoiying my time with my kids and got a number of nice workouts in, although not on a daily basis, which has to change after the holidays, for sure... ran 4x within the last 14 days, amongst those workouts an accdental 26km run, which worked out well, though and 3x11km at easy pace plus 3x easy 25km - 30km on the race bike. Visisted friends at Roth past weekend, thanks a lot to the Fehlners for another very nice time in Hilpoltstein! 

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long due

...long overdue: my next blogpost! the last 2 weeks where again pretty busy, but now I am on holidays for the next 5 weeks. Sports at the moment: Soccer, table tennis and cycling with my kids! The last 2 weeks I mainly got some running in (3xweekly 12km plus a 5 and a 7km run with hotel guests) and 4 cycling workouts, easy ones up to 70km. Will be visiting friends in Roth while the Challenge race is on, so see you there?

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hot

..it has finally become quite hot on the island - the sun is up and intense and summer is approaching! The last days have been a pleasure working out, got in a very relaced mounty tour of 45km, two runs of 12km and today will try to run a little longer and ride about 2hrs with the race bike. From 25th this month I will be on holidays with the family... Cool. Before that I will greet some swim groups at the Oasis Papagayo and try to get in a lot of prep work to be done for our upcoming Fuertebike Mountainbike race.

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ever closer

...and here a short update on the last training days... Saturday not really much time, 1500m swim straight easy, Sunday 50km Race bike on my own, climbing with some more effort up to Caldereta in "over-gearing" mode, and today just back from a 12km run at 4:35min/km average squeezing in 2x1km of which 1 at 3:35 and the other one at 3:20min/km pace. Summer is now approaching surely and I am little by little planning my holidays... will this time be in Germany for a longer period, something like 4 weeks and visit the Roth Challenge and our frriends in Hilpoltstein, the Fehlner Family Laughing together with my sons

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this past week

This past week ... only got cycling in... 60, 72, 85 and 75km plus was giving a number of swim classes. And... got a wisdom tooth removed, phew. Anyway luckily no too big problems but it prevented me from running so far.Tomorrow 135km loop on the bike at base pace like the other workouts together with a group staying at the Oasis Papagayo; from Sunday I will be on holiday and my kids will be there so a very nice week is awaiting me Laughing

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workout today

today... no workout. Family things are important and my girl friend arrived back from a trip to the mainland Innocent so I definitely had my priorities set to skip training today

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Thank you 14

b2ap3_thumbnail_pool50.jpg...what's up today: Recovered almost from the infection - no training, though still. Will support (not swimming) one of the swim teams we're hosting at the Oasis Papagayo at the moment tonight - they will swim into the New Year in our olympic pool Smile and read a good book until then as well as talk with friends and relatives. So... everyone have a great last couple of hours of 2014 and thanks for a great year with all of you !

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Merry Christmas

b2ap3_thumbnail_linus_olaf.pngA merry Christmas to everyone!

I guess for my Ironman preparation bicycle maintenance, boardgames, cakes and the likes do not count so much on the pro side, but it's great anyway to be with the family... tomorrow heading back to Fuerteventura again, already, where training will start over, again - since the last run a couple of days ago I didn't get any "triathlon" in so far.

In case my kids are willing to face take up the current weather challenges we'll repeat the "dog, skate board and roller run" again, today, we'll see - will help to shorten waiting time until the Christmas presents are "there", too Wink

 

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Workout today

b2ap3_thumbnail_sabatschus201214.pngA quick picture in quite a low quality Cry taken with a mobile phone from today's - hm, yes let's call it fartlek run with my kids, dog Abbey and my mother.

One can see we had a lot of fun, kids on roller and long board, dog more or less on the leash and only during the later parts of our 9km-ish run a bit tired...

Rest of the day we were hunting for christmas gifts and hiding indoors from the cool temperatures.

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