Last exams and my first marathon
Long time no news. I am about to beginn with my last session of exams (4 out of 21) this Wednesday. I had 2 weeks to prepare for them since I ended the last exam. But today I planed to give my brain a little break and run a wonderful marathon. What I wrote on my training diary: "My first marathon. I started slowly with my brother to spend some time with him and started racing after 2km in the competition. Caught up with the lead after 7km. After the 10th km I was leading alone... 32km alone ahead is a long time, but the beauty of the scenery always gave me some distraction. 7km before the finish I heard I would be on track to break the course record. So I started pushing hard from this point on. By the last km I was starting to feel anxious to be in the finish, I was getting really tired.... I guess I paced myself just well. I am happy with my first marathon experience.
Running relaxed and easy...hum, doesn't really look like it :-)
A really nice race on a really nice day. 1640m of climb. It was not really good for road runners, that's true. A lot of little trails with big steps, tree roots and big stones. Most downhills were really steep and the profil constantly changed... I liked it. I ran in with 2hrs58min and beat the course record by 1.5min."
Sandra ran in a team with Cornelia Luder the first 1/2 half of the marathon. The two girls won the womens category with a really good time of 3hr44!
More to read in German: http://www.napf-marathon.ch/download/PD%20Leichtathletik.pdf