This weekend a year ago, I ran my first Marathon, the Marathon of Amsterdam ( @tcsamsterdammarathon
) . As a novice runner, I just started some months before with running, I had to learn a lot.
Such as running the marathonwall in KM 37 as shown on this photo. Nevertheless I managed to complete in negative split in 4:00:31.
Six months later, april 2017 I was about to attack towards the 3h30. Unfortunately I became ill in the taper week before start and on raceday the heat didn't help either. It became a 3:46:29 in the Marathon of Paris.
In May I gave it all in Edinburgh Marathon to a 3:53:12. The maximum possible on that track in Scotland on also a warm day, seven weeks after Paris.
The idea was to finally attack the 3h30 barrier October 22 now in Rennes Marathon in Brittany France.
Again bad luck as during last weekend of the 20KM race in Paris (Oct 8) I got a bad cold which didn't allow me to complete the Marathontraining in the final important week before taper time.
The last run I did was last Sunday in Paris, and looking at current physical condition (faryngitis and a bad cough), I don't see me running this week.
So, it's taper time already since crossing the line of the @20KMdeParis
last Sunday and let's see October 22, what's left in the body for the 42.195km Marathon in Rennes.
Objective will be faster than the Marathon time of 3h46 last April in Paris of course. No excuses for that, but running to the 3h30 barrier, again that have to wait unfortunately.
Up to my 19th month as runner (since March 2016) up to my fourth full marathon in exactly 12 months time.
Everybody who will be running the TCS Amsterdam Marathon this weekend, good luck and enjoy the great ambiance in the Olympic Stadium💪 .
22/10: Marathon Rennes, Brittany (Bretagne), France 🏃42.195km
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