Montag, 26. März 2012

Lago di Garda trail session

a wonderfull long (and too short) weekend on great and steep trails around Riva (Lago di Garda, Italy) with a bunch of nice people from Germany, Italy and Austria!
great weather, great trails, great people, great guides, great cappuccino. Just perfetto ;-)

Gege and me on the way up. Courtesy of Gripmaster.

some of us traversing a nice section. Courtesy of GM.
me with the lago below. Thanks GM!
whenever you go up, you usually will be rewarded with a nice downhill. GM.
...just some impressions. And as usual, they do not come anywhere close to what it really was like.
Thanks to Julia (aka Trailschnittchen), Denis (Mr. Trailmagazin) and Stephan (aka Gripmaster) for a couple of great days around the Lago di Garda. Thanks to all participants that I could meet and run with you!

Dienstag, 20. März 2012

151 miles since 9th of March...

since yesterday night the 150 mile or actually the 8 pack of Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel mark is reached ;-)

and some nice "trails" were done!
especially the one on Sunday which had a lot of elevation gain and some great conditions for ski touring! I was the only one without skitouring equipment besides Raven, a friends dog (well, my Avalung, shovel, probe and beacon was with me) I was kind of standing out from the crowd ;-)
...really enjoyed the uphill although it was quite frozen (did it in 1:51 hrs); then some distance back down and up again with friends; and down and up again the last section; on the way down I had to fight due to the sunny weather and firn conditions. good workout definitely!

view from the Marterlkopf (2445 m) down to the starting point of Hinterthal (1030 m)

me at the summit; first human being that day. Raven was a bit faster ;-)
view back up to the Marterlkopf (summit in the middle); did the section from the Torscharte 3 times

and now: departure to Italy, Garda Lake for some nice and sunny trails and some more climbs but without snow ;-)

Donnerstag, 15. März 2012

100+ miles since 9th of March ;-)

...a week of running every day
...a total of 107 miles 
...thanks to the GU 100 Thousand Mile Challenge ;-)

the trail when I hit the 100-mile mark
me at the same moment (after some Roctane Pineapple)
keep on running!

Dienstag, 13. März 2012

GU 100 Thousand Mile Challenge Progress Report

...5 days into the challenge.
A total of 3245 runners and already 22,883 Miles!!
I guess the 100,000 might be done end of this month ;-)

Do my best to contribute to the total milage.
Currently I'm in 3rd place with 75 miles ( including quite some trail sections and some consumed GUs ;-)

Keep on running
And enjoy the sun-ups and -downs!!!
20120312 Jungfernsprung

Donnerstag, 8. März 2012

GU 100,000 mile challenge!

tomorrow will start the GU 100,000 mile challenge (9th of March till 9th of April)!

whoever wants to contribute to a total milage of at least 100,000 miles is very welcome!
and if one achieves 100, 150 or even 200 miles will get some GU Gels...
...YES, I'll contribute!

for details check that link:

aiming for the 200 miles ;-)
and because of that, a rest day today...

some impressions of last weeks (again!) changing conditions here in Austria:

a bit of (half) frozen trails near Fieberbrunn
some perfect dry conditions in Graz
 ...looking forward to some good trail conditions the coming month
AND the trail running camp at the Lago di Garda in Italy end of this month!!!