2:59 !!!

STEAG Volkslauf

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Member Since:

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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Miles:This week: 21.50 Month: 165.52 Year: 1035.10
Race: STEAG Volkslauf (6.214 Miles) 00:39:58, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

98' splitted as follows:

9 am: 22' easy, 3,4k as a pre-race jog

15 pm: 16' warm-up incl. 3 strides, 3k

15:30 pm: 10k-race in 39:58, splits: 3:54/3:55/3:58/4:06/4:00/4:01/4:08/4:01/3:59/3:50

It was 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit), but windy, which made the splits uneven. Especially the way back was hard against the wind. Expected to run 40 to 41 minutes in the 2nd 10k of my 2nd running career, so I'm very happy with that time. This gives me confidence to go for 3:15 hrs in the marathon in 5 weeks. Let's go for sub 1:30 hrs in the planned half-marathon in 2 weeks!

16:30 pm: 20' cool-down, 4k

Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 08:30:46 from

Great race! Congrats!

From Tom K on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 17:59:38 from

Congratulations on the confidence-boosting 10k! That's Fast stuff!

From Martin on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 06:50:50 from


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