I stumble over quite a lot of interesting articles and some are worth sharing on this site. I plan to do this every 4 weeks (thus “4×7 Review”) and I will include my own posts, some training highlights and some of my nutrition. Enjoy!
As seen on runbikeco.de
- My injury before the Vienna City Half-Marathon.
- Three ingredients for a Personal Record.
- Race Report: Vienna City Half-Marathon. Well, this one is not quite ready, I blame the nice weather. You’ll have to wait until next week.
Notable past training
I did absolutely nothing the two weeks leading up to the race on April 13, which is sort of a taper as well. Of course I would have preferred to keep running, but it was what it was.
After the race I took it easy, ran for 29km the week after (6.7km, 7.3km, 15km) and am now dialing it up a bit. I also went for a short ride on the bike and look forward to spend some more time out on the bike in May.
I’m basically repeating the last few weeks (including the taper, this time for real!) leading up to the half-marathon so that they align for the next race at the end of May, which is also a half-marathon. In between I will have a 5k race (May 14th) but I probably won’t adjust the training for this (it is part of a race series (3km/5km/10km) and the shorter two distances are best-of-two).
I won’t bore you with everything I ate during the past four weeks, but there is always a meal or two that was special.
- Last Sunday it was time for a nice roast pork, which was prepared in
typical Bavarian style with a nice crust, a dark sauce and dumplings.
Lastly, a more or less uncommented link-dump of the past 28 days.
- Great insight on what went into Wilson Kipsang’s preparation for the marathon world record.
- Meb Keflezighi wins the men’s Boston Marathon 2014.
- A statistical analysis of the Boston Marathon.
Speaking of Boston, reading all the race reports and interviews makes me really, really want to run this race, even though I have no idea how one actually runs a marathon.
With that, have a great four weeks ahead. Thanks for reading!