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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

Workout of the day

b2ap3_thumbnail_image003.jpgTraining today - 19km around the volcano at easy pace ~ 5min/km... Innocent it was quite windy!

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Lunch Break Run

GPSies - 7.5km Dunas de Corralejo Lunch break run today 7.5km through the awesome Dunes of Corralejo Laughing , easy pace about 4:30min/km. No stomach issues anymore, consider Virus overcome!

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Back on bike

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Today 1hr on the Mountainbike, easy - no problems like that. Thinking that tomorrow I'll be back into training and the Virus is left behind Cool. Guess whom I saw during my little workout? The "veterans" like me know him from former years - Norbert Langbrandtner an Austrian Ex-Triathlon pro. He's now much into adventurous sports disciplines but at times on his bike etc. still. OK - off to guide the next arrival, a swim group from Germany through the hotel!

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Caught

...no update yesterday... I caught a Virus and had a rough night, today at least no vomiting anymore. I was wondering what it would be - had an 1h easy run at 19hrs yesterday but felt already like....you can imagine...

Of course no workout today!

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like a triathlete

b2ap3_thumbnail_Olaf_72P6975.jpg...and got a run in on top of a 55km-ish easy bike ride, today: 14km with 3x3km rolling at 3:45min/km pace.

Tomorrow hopefully a swim will work but first will be busy helping organize our 5km San Silvestre run (which is the last Sunday before the actual 31st December...)  

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Yesterday...

b2ap3_thumbnail_image003.jpg... after a "catch-up-with-the-email-pile-up-after-holidays"-marathon I managed to swim 1000m and get on the mountainbike for the short "volcano-loop" of 19km, both just easy workouts although on all the hills I kept my usual strategy to do some over-gearing.

Every little bit counts! 

Today I will do a 55km race bike loop at base pace - Corralejo- Parque Holandes, Caldereta, La Oliva, Lajares, Corralejo... winds are coming in from Africa momentarily which makes things easy on this loop Laughing

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11:50 and 21

...back on Fuerteventura now since around midday: Changed around freezing point and rain with 21 C at 11:50hrs when the plane landed.

After a bit of housekeeping and greeting the cats who have been taken care of by my neighbours thankfully (although they're changing places anyway depending on food offered frequently Wink and who's there...) downloadeed my Emails. Only 318 after this week of holidays --- it's going to be a number of hours tomorrow in the office! 

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Above a map from my little run I just got in - since 20th couldn't workout so I thought at least a little bit against my bad concience and belly would work a treat, and really now I am feeling much better. Below the "night route" as  a photo, it's very nice now to have a lot of bike and pedestrians paths around in Corralejo with lights thanks to the guys at cobra - 6000 lights were repaired during the last months around here!

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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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What was on today

... basically very busy again... preparing to leave for a week of holidays to see my family Laughing - well, there is quite a pile of work I'll simply have to do after my return into the office chair in a week. Managed at least to get in another run, almost a copy of the interval set a few days ago: 13km overall with 4x2km between 3:50 and 3:30min/km average squeezed into the run. The legs feel muchf lighter already, hope to back for good in a few weeks, so it's not sooo difficult to start into the workouts until I am feeling OK... - all right, I wanted to make a picture of the awesome enlightened paths now existent around where one can run at night now, but I have to pack my suitcase and get ready for the flight tomorrow that's going to happen after an interesting appointment that could lead to another blog, we'll see!

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Long Day...

... a looooong work day, today. Just back now and ready for a 45min very easy run, just to relax ... and to keep my promise to train at least once a day if no "higher" powers like family or illness prevent me from it Cool. Good thing is we'll most probably see a new multi-day run event around our Dunes of Corralejo Half Marathon next year... more info to come about this one. 

By the way: will be live this Friday on www.triathlon-szene.de see 'ya !

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I did it again

b2ap3_thumbnail_olaf_swim.pngJust back from yet another swim ....Innocent

Today I already felt a little better, although of course it'll last quite a while until I will be back to more or less what about 6 years ago when I did my last race and then almost completely stopped swimming...

2500m overall, of which 2000m straight with a 25m acceleration after every 200m turn first, then 5x100m techique stuff.

Now preparing stuff for the "5km de San Silvestre" fun run the 28th this months - not that I will participate, am involved into the organisation...

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Today's workout

me competing at IM Lanzarote 2009...19km of running today, some of it on road, most of it on trails, averaging a tranquilo 4:45min/km.

Boy, need to get used to running longer distances, although this felt much better than my first run some 2 weeks ago... which was 25min only...!

Tried some new paths with stunning views Surprised down to the kite-surf-busy beaches, los Lobos and Lanzarote islands.

If only this island would have more inhabitants - saw soooo many nice houses in an abandoned zone just up the Dunes.... they could live there and let it flourish. 

 

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Today's Workout

Got in today: 2000m again, swimming. Sounds little, is little. But as I am starting out it's enough for the moment, as well: Did 600m warm up, then a series getting faster until the end (at least feeling like it, not watching the clock at this stage.... better for my mental, for sure): 8x50, 5x100, 200 and 300m, then a 100m cool down. Rest of the day commited to socializiing, Christmas preparation and dinner! 

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Today's workout

b2ap3_thumbnail_Olaf_72P6975.jpgso... everything tagged with "training" will be usually just a short description of my daily training leading up to my Ironman Lanzarote 2016 adventure. Thought it'd be interesting to see what I train versus the outcome in the race later for everyone Laughing.

Being just back from my today's workout - had to go on "my stadium" loop - close-by (about 400m from the hotel) is a 1050m long rectangular place surrounded by streets with footwalk and bike lane; not much traffic and if so very slow. 

It also has lights - so simply ideal for running when it's dark already or when doing some intervals. Today we (our sales manager Chicho and I) warmed up on the newly finished bike paths down to the beach, then did 4x2km a bit faster on the "stadium loop" at 3:50 - 3:35min/km for the last one and cooled down 10min, overall a 13km run

Makes me happy - why? Just started running again 2 weeks ago with a 25min "jogg" at 6min/km pace - yielding quite a pain the next day in my quads... didn't run in about 6months.... 

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