Wednesday, November 1, 2006

I was driving home...

...after a busy working day when I stopped at the petrol station. While the car was refueled I saw that big SUV in front of me with a Mannheim license plate and a TriDubai-sticker on the back. Hmm, who is from Mannheim and member of the TriDubai Professional triathlon team? I know one. Or is it just a fan?

Hmm, I went in to pay and directly faced Norman Stadler, the brand-new Ironman world champion (see below).

Cool, I had met him several times before at local triathon races, but this time it was unexpected. I congratulated him and went home, somehow happier than before.

Some marathon statistics

Last weekend I ran the 25th Frankfurt Marathon. It took 4:11 h to finish.

While updating my training log I saw that it has been my 20th marathon since September 2003, when I ran the first one in Berlin.

Of the 20 marathons I ran have been
- 9 flat city courses,
- 9 mountain and/or ultramarathons and
- 2 marathons within an triathlon.

And I never needed over 4 hours for a city course, except last Sunday in Frankfurt. What is also interesting in this context is, that I continuously reduced my overall training kilometers without reducing race kilometers. In 2006 I ran already over 50% of my kilometers in official races (338 out of 641).

So, just one more statistics for the moment. Tonight I have been bowling with collegues and customers. I had an average of around 50 to 70 per game, one of the worst. This is definitely not my sport, even it is a lot of fun. ;)