2:59 !!!

October 16, 2018

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Member Since:

Jan 23, 2018



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

My marathons:

Merzig (04/09/05): 3:56:41

Cologne (05/09/11): 3:26:16

Frankfurt (07/10/28): 3:17:16

Essen (09/09/11): 3:23:34

Personal Records:

10k 37:24 (2009)

HM 1:23:42 (2009)

M 3:17:16 (2007)


17/09/16: 10k 43:00 (19th overall, 5.M35)

18/06/17: 5,5k 21:50 (triathlon-relay)

18/09/22: 10k 39:58 (17th overall, 2.M35)

18/10/07: HM 1:29:14 (30th overall, 7.M35)

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • running consistently in 2018, hopefully around 2000 miles
  • Run a marathon in fall 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Staying healthy and enjoying running
  • Repeating my mantra again and again: Think less, run more, train smart, race better!
  • Running a marathon in 2:59 in 2019


married, two children, born 1981, 40 hours-a-week-job in a local townhall

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Miles:This week: 12.99 Month: 108.80 Year: 1476.89
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62' easy, 3 strides

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From Rhett on Sat, May 19, 2018 at 07:57:15 from

Nice solid week Martin. Strides are a great way to keep up speed without beating yourself up. I need to get back in doing them a couple times each week.

From Tom Slick on Sat, May 19, 2018 at 08:20:00 from

Way to keep piling on those important training miles......injury free miles!

From Martin on Sun, May 20, 2018 at 09:14:12 from

Rhett: youre right. Since Im a very speedy and injury-prone runner, I am very careful with strides. Once a week is enough (for me) and Im just running up to 3-5k tempo, if any.

Tom: absolutly. I have to be very patient and believe in my training.

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