2:59 !!!

July 23, 2019

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Jan 23, 2018



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:


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

Frankfurt (18/10/28): 3:16:46

Personal Bests:

10k 37:24 (2009)

HM 1:23:42 (2009)

M 3:16:46 (2018)


2016: 762 km (473 miles)

          10k 43:00

2017: 1933 km (1200 miles)     

2018: 2907 km (1806 miles)

          10k 39:58 / HM 1:29:14 / M 3:16:46

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • running more than 2000 miles in 2019
  • 10k < 39:00
  • Hm < 1:27
  • M < 3:10

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 2020


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

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2:59 hrs easy

Fighting with a light cold, but it's not that I feel bad. So I decided to start the run and see how I feel. I thought so much about it that I came into a "Forrest Gump-mode". I said: "I came until this point, so I can run to the next" and so on. The first loop was about 25k...

First run without carbohydrate intake.

Weight: 0.00
From Tom Slick on Sun, Sep 02, 2018 at 11:40:22 from

Outstanding trainer....Keep up the great training, the clod will pass and life will return. So Bro Martin, whats with the .07 on the end of that great 20 miler. Did you do that just to hit the top of the Mileage Board :) (: Good Work

From Tom K on Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 07:21:37 from

Forest Gump mode is fantastic. Great run!

From Rhett on Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 10:21:07 from

Great long run. Itís cool how the body starts to learn to burn fat and not need the carbs. I do almost all of my runs before eating anything in the morning and without any carbs. Mostly just because it takes less preparation.

From Martin on Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 13:44:20 from

Thank you all! I appreciate your comments very much!

Those 0,07 miles are because we use kilometers and because I wasn't back at the car when reaching 32 km...

From jtshad on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 07:45:17 from

Part of the purpose for the 20 miler for marathon prep is to have your body and mind learn how to use and process the carbs and be able to handle the intake and not create other issues (upset stomach, etc.). Learning the signs your body sends on when to take aid is a big purpose for the long run. Carb depletion on a 20 miler is really not necessary.

From Martin on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 12:50:23 from

Thank you! You know I appreciate your advice very much. I will try to get the electrolyte-water they will give during the marathon and use it for my long runs. No carb depletion anymore!

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