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Goals 2019: State after November
2nd of December
Cold cold Sülldorfer Feldmark-Marathon
19th of November
Looking through the list of marathon races during Germany’s colder months you won’t find much. But a few races you can always count on are the ones organized by members of the notorious German 100 Marathon Club.
After all, they somehow all made it to 100+ marathons by running marathons. If there aren’t any, you’ll have to make them yourself.
This man has not only exceeded the 100 marathons in his lifetime, but even 1,000.
1,618 is his current and probably final marathon count as he has given up the running at age 78, which was a few years ago. Now, he still makes marathons happen for others. That’s someone to look up to.
Ultra Steinhart 666 😈
19th of November
To be honest, I just signed up for this race because I thought the name of it is just great.
Also, getting through the cold winter months of northern Germany comes a lot easier to me when I have a bunch of long distance races to look forward to.
After having reached basically all the goals I’ve set for 2019, this counts as bonus. Frankfurt marathon two weeks ago went well enough to make me feel successful, so I was looking forward to having a race after that training phase. Now I can just run as I feel like, with no imposed restrictions because of the training plan.
Frankfurt Marathon: Trying for a new Personal Best
9th of November
I have done 59 full marathon or ultramarathon races so far. Not for a single one of them have I ever properly trained. Until now.
You might have read one of my recent posts about my first ever coordinated training effort, following the Peter Greif method, “Countdown: 8 Weeks to Your Personal Best”. The bug had bitten me, I finally wanted to be faster in a marathon. My previous personal best, which happened by accident, was a solid 3:26 hours at Hamburg Marathon 2017. The goal I chose and thought to be realistic for this try, is 3:15 hours.
Goals 2019: State after October
1st of November
Hardcore Marathon Training with Peter Greif’s Countdown Plan
29th of October
I’ve been running marathons for about 10 years now but I have never before followed a plan or had a coach. Of course I talked to many experienced people and asked their advice or simply inquired about their own methods, but for myself I’ve always preferred just basic, unplanned running without any external measures.
I made it quite far with this non-technique – to a 3:26 hour marathon and 1:34 hour half marathon. Just by training at the natural speed my body allowed me to go at, never over-exhausting myself. Recreational running, as it’s called. At some point, though, that turned out to not be enough for me anymore.
It has become time for an experiment. Training.
Heidelberg Long Distance Trail
13th of October
This was a fun one!
I can’t remember how I found out about the race, but apparently the Heidelberg Trail Marathon is quite a well-known and loved race in Germany. That might be due to the popularity the city enjoys among international tourists, mainly Americans and Eastern Asians, but probably also due to the tough nature of the race. At 1,500 meters of elevation gain it’s no joke.
For 2019, the team had come up with an additional event in order to make it even harder. 50 kilometers instead of 42.195, and 2,000 meters of elevation gain total. When I saw that, I signed up.
Goals 2019: State after September
13th of October
Marathon Win in Rauchwart
2nd of October
I came to southeastern Austria to run a marathon in 2016, 2018, and now in 2019. The event creator Jürgen Penthor, his family, and some friends of his have become friends of mine as well. It’s lovely to have this unlikely connection to the tiny village of Rauchwart, not far from the Hungarian border.
Yours Truly in Runner’s World Magazine
25th of September
So yeah, this has been fun! I’ve made it into Runner’s World Germany magazine with my 28 EU marathons, which you might remember from this website: teesches-marathons.eu.
How did this happen?
About two years ago I wanted to promote my little side company HoneyPower, an online shop for natural and honey-based power gel. So I wrote to the Runner’s World people and they kindly published a little test of the product, free of charge.
In the process I mentioned my EU marathon project, which they found interesting and then, a few months ago, contacted me about it again.
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