My Philosophy

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when we have footsteps on the moon!"

Friday, 7 October 2011

Marathon Mini Series: Why?

I had just finished writing a blog called "My post-Oktoberfest, one handed workout plan", it was full of a good mix of workouts I can do for the next 5 weeks or so that I can't use my left hand much. I was psyched to start up training again after the debauchery of Oktoberfest. I was just about to publish it when my friend Erik Orrgarde signed up for the Barcelona marathon.

He asked if I wanted to join, I immediately said no, because it was crazy. But I got thinking, how crazy is it? Regular follower of the blog will know that it is on my 20's bucket list to do a marathon, so it needs to be done at some point, why wait? Well, there are many reasons why not to run it, and only one reason to do it. That reason can't even be explained. I don't even understand it, but it's there. Other runners will understand, if someone can put it into words post it in the comments!

So Erik convinced me to do the Barcelona marathon, which is in 6 months from now (Sunday 25th March). I'll be starting a mini-series of the blog so if you wish you can keep up with my progress. Wish me luck!

Viel Spaß homies!


  1. Seriously impressed with you dude! You're gonna smash my time!

  2. Thanks man, are you referring to the 7-miler I ran yesterday? Coz that was race pace not marathon pace. Gunna go slower for next week's 8 or 9. What pace are you going at for your long runs?

  3. At the moment I'm averaging 11-12 minute miles. Hoping to increase this soon!

  4. Also, in reference to your reasoning: It's a sense of achievement. If you can run a marathon, you can do anything if you put your mind to it. All you need is hard work and will-power. Those are the reasons for me doing it anyway, that and getting fit.

  5. Yeah I know what you mean about that man, but it's not what drags my arse forward mile after mile. I guess for me it's the sense of exploration, because I always go somewhere new ( at last on the long runs)