52019Oct
Afterthoughts

Afterthoughts

When magic happens. This is the shortest I can describe what happened during this race week. Everyone I talked to felt the same. We feel like family, we share like family, we celebrate like family but we run and compete as sportsmen. It again was great joy. I met old running pals and made new…

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272019Sep
Day 6.

Day 6.

Wow! Over and finished. I crushed it today. I felt really good this morning so I decided to go for it. I finished the 13 km in 1 hour and 12 minutes and with that amongst the top people. It was a beautiful trail, mostly slightly downhill, with some interesting twists – as usual. We…

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272019Sep
Stage 6: From San Pedro Cardeña to Burgos

Stage 6: From San Pedro Cardeña to Burgos

Approx. 13km. +215m -325m. Finish of the Race at the Cathedral in the historic centre of Burgos Award Ceremony and Dinner Good morning! Final day. Everyone is excited. We are all ready for the end. Supposedly it’s an easy 13 km run, but at this point I will judge it when I arrive. Rob and…

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262019Sep
Day 5.

Day 5.

In. 44km in 6:28:12. What a day! Let me describe it this way: imagine yourself in a bathtub, after a really hard day, with the water temperature being just right. You lean back slowly until you submerge and slowly become one with the water and yourself. That’s how the morning felt. We started right into…

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262019Sep
Stage 5: From Valle del Sol to San Pedro Cardeña

Stage 5: From Valle del Sol to San Pedro Cardeña

Thursday, 26th September 2019 Approx. 43km. +590m -1125m. Good morning! I had a good night of sleep and a lot of food last night. My legs are tired, as expected but my spirits are high. I feel really well. I think I finished three bowls of guacamole only before dinner. I’m craving fat over anything….

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252019Sep
Day 4.

Day 4.

I’m in. 56km in 10:37:19. Beauty and beast. What a day. Today had everything life had to offer, maybe in a slightly different distribution than what one would expect. There was joy, pain, emotion, struggle, more struggle, much more pain and this feeling of deep satisfaction, that hits you when you realize you are doing…

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252019Sep
Stage 4: From Olmos de Atapuerca to Valle del Sol

Stage 4: From Olmos de Atapuerca to Valle del Sol

Wednesday, 25th September 2019 Approx. 55.5km. +2,320m -1775m. Good morning! This is Kerstin, the blogsitter, speaking. Today is the day: the longest stage so far, and quite a difference in height. Also the weather conditions are still windy. Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an Difficult windy conditions today for the course maker @pepekoraku up…

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242019Sep
Day 3.

Day 3.

I’m in. 48.5km in 7:44:36. What a day. It’s hilly here, we know that by now. But we also have loads of sunflower fields. It must be beautiful when they’re all blooming. Unfortunately, in our case they were past their prime. It was Peter and I again. We have become a pretty good team, not…

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242019Sep
Stage 3: From Poza de la Sal to Olmos de Atapuerca

Stage 3: From Poza de la Sal to Olmos de Atapuerca

Tuesday, 24th September 2019 Approx. 47.5km. +1,060m -775m. Got a good night of sleep. Crashed at 2100 hours. My legs are really stiff, but that is expected, and my stomach seems upset for no reason. Can’t really find anything I want to eat. The thought of food is already unpleasant. Not sure why, I only…

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232019Sep
Day 2.

Day 2.

8:34:16 – Piece of cake! Who wants some? Just came in, being shy of 53 km – again slightly more than announced. The last part was super hard. Almost 8 k steep downhill over gravel and whatever else does not belong on a trail. (Click on the menu arrows to enlarge video.) The race started…

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