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The Berlin Marathon… Fun, Pain, Achievement and Struggle

Sunday, September 25. Berlin Marathon. Over 41,000 runners in the traditional marathon distance alone (plus some 20,000 at side-events like the inline skating marathon, mini marathon and so on). 36,000 finishers. Among them: Marina and myself. I wish I could tell you that it was easy. That I made it in the time I announced a couple of months back here on this blog. That I made my goal of at finishing my first Marathon in at least 3h30. Well, I didn’t. But that somehow doesn’t matter to me. I knew that when I started running on Sunday. A lot…

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First Marathon, 4 Month Of Training, 3 Hours Or Less. Can I Do It?

I must be crazy… Yesterday I went for my first run of the season – and what can I say: It hurt. Here is the thing – Marina half forced me (and I half volunteered) to run the Berlin marathon this year. Now, I’m not afraid of beating my first marathon – yesterday’s run wasn’t a completely fair assessment of my capabilities. Beating the marathon in under 4 hours should be easily doable. When I was younger, I always wanted to run the Berlin marathon. It’s the marathon where records are broken almost every year. The atmosphere is legendary (almost…

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