Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012

How loosing a key makes sense!

That last Friday it should have been a short/quick afternoon session (as I could already get in a wonderful morning session), but ended up to be a bit longer than planned ;-)
More kilometers (or more time on the trails) means more fun, right!?

Equipped with 3/4l of juice and some new shoes to try I took off...

me and my key still with me...

...about 1:15 into the run, I took some pictures; realizing my apartment key is gone!
Ok, must be somewhere on the trail. Back track and you'll see...

steeper than it looks like: some 400m climb on a distance of ~700m ;-)

Some climbing up and down that trail and another 1hr + later I really found it. Lucky at least!
Happy, tired, dirty and satisfied, and 3 1/2 hrs later I opened the door of my apartment again.

Great unplanned workout (but planning my training is anyway not a speciality of mine ;-)
Sidenote: the SENSE are really interesting shoes ;-)
(in which I did a 100 km this weekend with no real signs of wear)

after 50k on Saturday ;-)
Looking forward to some more kilometers...

Montag, 21. Mai 2012

Ice Saints

where to go to!? All seems just a view steps away ;-)

...according to plan last Wednesday to Thursday, temperature dropped and snowfall produced some wonderfull scenery. Perfect for a run, or two ;-)
...actually 3, cause of a Holiday that last Thursday ;-D

a view from the Lehrbergalm just North of St. Jakob im Haus (Tirol) to the lake Pillersee (838 m a.s.l.). To the right of the lake (East) the summit of Rothorn (2403 m a.s.l.) and the Ulrichshorn as the smaller summit just in front (2155 m a.s.l.).
picture taken on Thursday on the way back to my second home at about km 25.
due to pretty hot temperatures after the visit of the Ice Saints, snow melt was that effective that I could give it a try to summit the Ulrichshorn on Saturday...

on the summit of Ulrichshorn (2155 m a.s.l.) after occasional snow sections and some loose boulders.
 it took me 1:10 hr to reach the summit starting at the Pillersee (~1300 m of climb) after having done a 1:40 hr trip to get there through some deep snow on the North side of the Wallerberg with Silke. Luckily  we passed a section of the trail shortly before a snow and rock avalanche was triggered by the temperature rise.
minutes before the small avalanche passed...

...happy for that summit #1 that yeaer and hope that some more ascents will follow.

Had to fly down to the Pillersee not to let Silke get roasted in the sun. Did the downhill in 40min, which is a decent time for the slippery upper sections. We'll see what is possible if all the snow is gone ;-)

...then we enjoyed the trot back home and a cool watermelon on the balcony as well-earned refreshment. salty hydration pack

 Another nice and already snowless run on Sunday to round up the weekend.
...another long weekend to come. curious for some more trails, climbs and summits.