Thinking about Frankfurt

Was just looking for flights to Frankfurt, for the marathon on last weekend in October. Suddenly feel rather unprepared. Its strange, despite Frankfurt being my 4th marathon, I don’t feel I got it, whatever it is… The right strategy? An idea how to feel prepared? Figured out what the best training is? Getting the whole fuelling topic under my feet, my lack of confidence under control, the right footwear sorted out??? Unbelievable that each marathon seems to be a bit like starting from square one. I know it’s not entirely true, but this is how it feels. How many weeks left? I can’t even answer that. It’s time to face it, I guess, and make some decisions…

Outrunning Zombies

I couldn’t resist running home last night, despite a 40 minutes lunch time run, tired legs and sore feet. I had to know what’s happening next in my newly entered zombie world. I will run very, very slowly, I convinced myself, put on my running shoes, earphone and fired up the Zombies, Run! app – Mission 2, I’m coming. You can see the result here. The slow running approach did not last for long. It took the first alarm “zombies detected” and I changed from trotting into running – and then from running into fast running. The audio game merges with a playlist of your choice which gives you an extra boost (depending on the music I guess). I was running home like a rabbit, dodging people on the crowded pavements and was very lucky that the zombies did not chase me, when traffic or crowds slowed me down or brought me to a stop. It can get very panicky with the countdown “zombies 50 meters”, “zombies 20 meters” in your ears, the detection signal getting faster and faster and the zombie groans getting louder and louder. The last thing you want to do is to jump in front of a car, mow down innocent passersby and let zombie land clash with reality. The app actually warns you to stay clear headed on busy roads and make sure you have enough free space when you run. I see why. But I made it home, collected new items on the way which I used to expand my survivors township and can’t wait for the next run – Mission 3 is waiting…